Educating the Exceptional Learner Essay

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Valinda Hinkey
SPE 226
April 15, 2012
Betty Cokeley

Educating the Exceptional Learner
An observation was completed on a 2nd grade student who has two different types of visual disorders. The first disorder is dyslexia and the second disorder is a visual disorder which requires the use of an overhead projector with instructions being written in fluorescent colors. The observation was a math activity which involved counting, identification of colors, simple addition, and graphing
Student Strengths
The student observed was a young boy in the 2nd grade. This young man actually had a couple of different disorders, one being dyslexia and the other was a different type of visual disorder. Due to this young man’s
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Assessment: The worksheets and graph was collected to see if he had properly completed the questions and answers worksheet and if the correct number of colors was marked on the graphs when sorting.
Modified Lesson Reflective Analysis
This is a reflective analysis on a math lesson which focused on counting, color recognition, graphing and simple addition as well as following instructions. The student was provided with a multi-colored bag of candy skittles. I think all accommodations and modifications were successful. The student correctly sorted all colors, identified all colors asked, and properly colored in the correct number of spots on the graph for how many candies there were of each color.
If I was to teach this lesson again I would probably do the majority of it the same, although I would like to see how well the student could do without as much one-on-one instruction. The graphing required more one-on-one assistance so I think I would simplify it more by using color coded sheets instead of using written words . I would also use dots to represent the numbers to go along with the numbers so there would be no mistaken what the number is, for example 6 or 9.
Accommodations the regular education classroom teacher might make might include peer teaching, or grouping students in pairs, using visual cues as examples and left out for continuous viewing if needed, and