Lecture 1 - Students with Special Needs (Policies (Disability Standards…
Lecture 1 - Students with Special Needs
Continuum of Service Model
Least Restricted Environment LRE
Maximum extent which students with disabilities can be educated along side those who dont.
Levels, most to least restricted
Least - Level 1: Regular classroom integrated
Level 2: Regular classroom immersion with part time aid
Level 3: Most time spent in Regular class , 1 lesson a week to attend a special needs class.
Level 4: Majority of time spent in special needs classroom , few session in the regular.
Level 5: full time special needs class on regular campus
Level 6: Special needs school
Most - Level 7: institution or hospital based learning
How We implement it?
Students are placed in regular classes, and are provided assistance as required.
Inclusion (more indepth)
reduce exclusion of students with disabilities
diverse response from school in accommodation
establish disability as more of a normality, rather than a difference
Curriculum, support and teaching strategies for inclusion
3 Parts: general capibilities , learning areas and cross curricular
Accommodate all styles and ranges of learning
Enrolment - school cannot deny a placement due to disability
No one can deny any benefits to someone with a disability
These will only be applicable if school is equip to help said student
School Education Act
For ever student with a disability:
Parents accounts must be made for Education Plan
Principle and Chief office to sign off too
Fundamental right to education
Wide Diversity of Education systems
Ability to access regular schools
UN Convention 2006
Respect of dignity, in choice and decision for people with a disability
Opportunities for being a fully integrated and effective member of society
All men and women treated equally
Types of Disabilities
nervous system (MS)
inattention and decision making (ADHD)
Models of Diabilities
Priests were the 'curers', practically exiled them, considered them monsters
Scientist too over from the priests as 'curers', yet they were still classified as different, as they were not white, tall and male.
Where facilities replaced institutions for providing for disabled people.
Everyone has equal rights
Unilateralism. Work beyond these models for a more inclusive one
Disability is a condition that effects a persons mental, sensory or mobility.
Impairment: the loss or abnormality of functions
Handicap: the effect of an impairment or disability
Disability: result of an impairment