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Guide to Disabled Students

Photo credit: Los Angelos Valley CollegePreviously taught in separate, special education classrooms, many disabled students in K-12 now learn alongside typical children in general education classrooms. These students may have physical, intellectual, or emotional disabilities, which can be acquired or developmental. To implement inclusion in their classrooms, general education teachers work with special education teachers and specialists to give disabled students educational access.

Disabled students require modifications and accommodations in general curriculum to facilitate participation and learning. Depending on the type of disability and on individual needs, modifications and accommodations may include assistive technology, paraeducator support, and assignments in alternative formats. Differentiated instruction and creativity from teachers also help accommodate disabled students.

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