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Finding Common Ground

Students with reading difficulties

 

Download Finding Common Ground - Reading

You will be given the following as a work page to use.

Under the Technologies menu, there is a summary of technologies that can assist students who have difficulty reading. However, since 'one size doesn't fit all,' not all of the reading technologies are appropriate for all students. 

Think of each of the following Exceptionalities.  Identify which of the following MAY result in difficulty reading:


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

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

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Type #3 Small or Large Muscle Difficulties

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Then, going through all of the Reading Technologies, determine which students the technology would or would not assist.  In each case justify your answer.

 


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

 

Are there other technologies that can be used for Universal Design, or other ways of making reading accessible to all? (Remember that students who do not have access to the same reading materials, including texts, will not be able to access the same information or vocabulary as their peers are able to do).