IMPAIRMENT MODEL


Welcome to Pops Spedster's Place, where special education teachers, parents and students will find instructional supports and accommodations for people with intellectual disabilities resulting from low incidence and acquired impairments. At Pops Spedster's Place, we use Developmentally Appropriate Instruction (DAI) to teach academic and functional skills related to developmental assessments and Common Core State Standards.

 

 

 

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The following chart shows various ways in which cognitive processing can be impaired.

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These various sources of cognitive impairment make it necessary that the person impacted, have access to supports and accommodations that will make learning more effective.

 

 


The following diagram explains how appropriate supports and accommodations can increase the response to a repetitive stimulus in a person with cognitive impairment.

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When we talk about accommodations for people with developmental disabilities, one important consideration is our own need to change our expectations where outcomes of instruction are concerned. People with developmental disabilities cannot be expected to have the exact same outcomes as people with no disabilities.

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There are many appropriate supports that can be used to increase the effectiveness of teaching students with developmental disabilities. Here are a few more common ones that tend to apply to to functional academic instruction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last modified - 3/29/2014
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POPS SPEDSTER AND COMPANY
1627 GOLDCREST AVE. NW
SALEM, OR 97304

PHONE - 503-949-6776