Accommodating students with special needs
When we modify and accommodate, we train them to under perform. All children have the right to an education that will allow them to succeed to the fullest extent of their potential. The DOE regulations specifically require differentiation. Many schools have adopted differentiation as their official policy; moreover, the school system asserts that all children have the right to an education that will allow them to succeed to the fullest extent of their potential.I agree completely with Pat Howey who points out that if teachers differentiated instruction to meet individual student needs, there might not be a need for special education.Take the poll – then click “read more” to add your comment and join the debate! We’re asked by the Special Education Director to modify lessons and tests to accommodate some low performing students.
The ADS is located in 0106 Shoemaker Bldg and can be reached at 301-314-7682 or https://
The Office of Accessible Education (OAE), a unit within Student Affairs, provides academic and other accommodations for students with disabilities.
To assist students to be able to participate in the various programs, services, and activities of the institution, the OAE requires the support, cooperation, and partnership of faculty, other teaching staff, and administrators within the University community.
Because special educators want to help, they often try to make things easier for the child by lowering the bar with modifications and accommodations.
Special educators often erroneously believe that if a child has a disability, the child cannot learn these skills. Modifications allow us to be effective and efficient.