Intellectual Disabilities

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Intellectual Disabilities

Accommodations are often made in five main areas:1.scheduling (e.g., giving the student extra time to complete an assignment or test);2.setting (e.g., having the student work in a small group or with a partner);3.materials (e.g., providing the student with teacher notes or taped lectures);4. instruction (e.g., breaking a lesson up into smaller parts, having the student work with a tutor); and5.student response (e.g., allowing the student to respond orally or on a computer).

5 Homework Strategies1.Give clear and appropriate assignments2.Make homework accommodations3.Teach study skills4. Use a homework calendar5. Ensure clear home/school communication

Intellectual Disabilites

9 Tips for Teacher1. Recognize that you can make an enormous difference in this student’s life!2.Be an active participant in the student’s IEP team. 3.Provide accommodations and supports that help students with intellectual disabilities.4.Be as concrete as possible5. Go step by step.6. Help students learn life skills. 7. Give immediate feedback 8. Adress social aspects of your school.9. Communicate with your students parents.

Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills.Intellectual disabilities are diagnosed by looking at two main things. the ability of a person’s brain to learn, think, solve problems, and make sense of the world and whether the person has the skills he or she needs to live independently.Types of intellecutal disabilities are Down syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome,Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Autism.

Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disability.

Seating Tips :-consider sensory needs: vision, hearing, touch and smell.-seat at front/back of room.-seat away from noises (e.g., lights, street, hall, computers).-use carrel/screens.-seat with back to window.-locate near teacher.-change lighting (light on desk, back to window).

CitationsBritish Columbia. (2013). Students with intellectual disabilities:a resource guide for teachers . Retrieved from Olympics (2013). Picture this . Retrieved from report.pdfKupper , L., & Hamiliton, K. (2013). Intellectual disabilities in your classroom: 9 tips for teachers. Retrieved from Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2011, January). Intellectual disability. Retrieved from , C. (2013). Five homework strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. Retrieved from


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