The one day a week Target program is a poor substitute for challenging gifted children daily in the classroom.Subjects are taught to the slowest students, there is no attemp to teach to ability. The school feels like a prison -the bulletin boards are dull, kids marching along, perfectly spaced apart, eyes staring dully forward. The vice principal knows the children and communicates honestly with the parents and we have been fortunate to have great experiences with teachers that were at Sope Creek prior to the current administration.Thus asking for a focus on spelling or punctuation under these circumstances can deflect the student’s attention from the main exam goal—demonstrating an understanding of course material.
Allowing specific accommodations gives all students a level “playing field,” and allows the student with disabilities an equal opportunity to prosper academically and contribute to society.
The careers of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Niels Bohr, for instance, show what persons with learning disabilities can accomplish despite initial difficulties.
However, special education students who receive modifications are allowed to have the curriculum fit their individual needs, and teachers are able to evaluate them on different grading scales than general education students.
Both adaptations and modifications aid special education students in their learning.
Many parents that I work with have had great success this way.
It does not involve money but it does involve an investment of time by a parent or guardian.The pricipal does not treat the parents with respect.Her philosphy is based on learning to learn, no focus on basic skills unless you count the CRCT, which is joke.Adaptations are also referred to as accommodations.The Access STEM-University of Washington website reports that accommodations are used when there are alterations of environment or use of equipment allowing students to gain access to content or to complete assigned tasks.Although not all accommodations or techniques will work for every individual, below are some time-tested recommendations.