Sped Team

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SPED Team Grand Canyon University SPED Team Intellectual disabilities (ID) in education require proper planning, collaboration, communication, accommodations, modified lessons, and detailed individualized instructions. Intellectual disabilities affect many aspect of a person daily life with a variety of emotional, mental, social, and physical characteristics (Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, n.d.). Intellectual disabilities are also known as mental retardation (National Institute of Health, 2010). When educating students diagnosed with intellectual disabilities individual education plans (IEP) play a large role in the education process and ensure disabled students are meeting goals, reaching academic…show more content…
Emotional characteristics can be classified when students are emotionally unstable or have behavior issues that disrupt themselves from learning or classmates. Social characteristics can be adjusting to change, building relationships, and using appropriate social skills while interacting with people in social settings. Classification of ID students was the next topic of the interview. Classifying ID students can be difficult agreed both the regular and special education teachers. Classifying intellectual disabilities can be categorized into these several groups, borderline, mild, moderate, severe, and profound (Kerr, 2008). Mrs. Hoffman discussed how categorizes vary and allow teachers to classify students with different severities of intellectual disability. Ms. Kelly recommended students with moderate, severe, and profound levels of intellectual disabilities are placed in special education classes full time with some interaction with regular education students. Mrs. Hoffman explained how borderline levels of ID are classified as functioning but slower learners than normal students. Additionally we conversed about ID student’s ability to learning, organize knowledge, recall knowledge, and their social skills. Both teachers agreed that students with ID need to be taught skills in order to learn, organize knowledge, or recall knowledge. Ms. Kelly suggested using
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