This introductory session will provide an overview of the types of disabilities that students may bring to the classroom. General profiles will be contrasted with how the Individual Education Program (IEP) will communicate individual strengths and needs. An overview of Universal Design, Accommodations and Modifications will also be addressed.
• Know the 13 disability categories that may appear on an IEP
• Be familiar with the typical learning profile of common educational disabilities
• Know how to find the individual strengths and needs of each student
• Know the principles of Universal Design (UDL), accommodations and modifications
• Know the benefits of UDL