An important part of your job when working with children with intellectual disabilities is the ability to modify instruction in order to best meet their educational needs. Chapter 8 of our textbook offers many teaching ideas and strategies for meeting the academic and social needs of students with a variety of intellectual disabilities. For this discussion you will have the opportunity to put those ideas into practice.
Step One: You will research
Prader Willi Syndrome
Step Two: Choose one of the following grade levels
and one of the following academic skills. Then, find a lesson plan for
the grade level and academic skill you’ve chosen. Some lesson plan
resources are listed, but feel free to use other sources.
Step Three: Write a brief description of the
intellectual disability that you have been assigned including typical
classroom behaviors. Then, review the lesson plan you have chosen and
share at least two modifications you would make to the lesson plan in
order to better meet the academic needs of students with your assigned
intellectual disability. In addition, discuss at least two modifications
you would make to the lesson in order to include adaptive skills
(social and life skills) as a part of the lesson. Your modifications
should be supported by ideas from the text and one scholarly resource.
Make sure to include the original lesson plan as either a link or an
attachment in your initial post.