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Finding Common Ground

Students with muscle control deficits

 

Download Finding Common Ground - Muscle Control

You will be given the following as a work page.

Divide the table below into three columns:

Exceptionality


 
Students who will definitely  have difficulty with Muscle Control - small and or large muscle control
Students may or may not have difficulty with Muscle Control
 

 

Then go through the list of Exceptionalities and fill in the table.


Behaviour Exceptionalities


Intellectual Exceptionalities

Gifted

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MID

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DD


Physical Exceptionalities

Neuro-Muscular

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Vision Impaired


Communication Exceptionalities

Hard-of-Hearing

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Autism

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Speech Impaired

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Language Impaired

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Learning Disabled

Type #1 Language Delayed or Language Learning Disability

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

Type #2 Non-Verbal Learning Disability - Visual-Spatial Deficits

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Type #3 Small or Large Muscle Difficulties

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


 

What type of difficulties do you predict students with large muscle difficulties will have in a class? (Students who may be clumsy or use walkers or wheel chairs).

  

What type of difficulties do you predict students with small muscle difficulties will have in a class?

 

Think of a lesson you have taught and determine how you could have differentiated your instruction or made accommodations for students who had difficulties of this kind?

Can you improve these deficits?

  

 


The following is a list of all the technologies available in our lab. After researching and experimenting with each, determine which would or would not be applicable to students with Muscle Control deficits.  Justify your answer.


 

Clicker5 - writing support and multimedia tool



CoWriter 4000 Solo - editing supports



Write: Outloud Solo - text-to-speech support



Premier Literacy Suite - suite of 10 tools to support reading and writing



AlphaSmart - portable word-processing tools



Intellikeys - customizable touch keyboard



Premier - Literacy Suite - suite of 10 tools to support reading and writing



Kurzweil - digitize text and read using text-to-speech



Screen Magnification Software



ZoomText - enlarge display and read outloud



JAWS - translates text to audio output



Intellikeys - customizable touch keyboard



Dragon Naturally Speaking - translates spoken language into text



Kidspiration - graphical mapping tool



Inspiration- simple graphical mapping tool



Smart Ideas- graphical mapping tool


 

How can you use these technologies in class to not only differentiate instruction for specific students, but using the principles of Universal Design, make your classroom and lesson inclusive for all students?

 

Are there other technologies that can be used for Universal Design, or other ways of making those aspects of your lessons that involve muscle control accessible to all? (Remember that some students may have visual-motor or hand-to-eye coordination difficulties and therefore have difficulties with such things as copying notes from the board).