Accommodating specific learning disorders in the classroom
Students who, like Albert, do not learn well in traditional educational situations are often labeled learning disabled. Learning disabled literally means not able to learn and creates a stigma for learning disabled students.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.
You can also ask the Writing Center tutors to look for and go over such spelling issues with the student (send a written note with the student for the tutor).
About ten minutes late, Albert runs into the computer lab seemingly dazed.
He's holding two library books in his hands like someone holds a food tray. I'm trying not to draw attention to him, so I continue my instructions and avert my gaze.
For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.
Some adaptations are as simple as moving a distractible student to the front of the class or away from the pencil sharpener or the window.
But the real frustration came when I was grading research papers. When measuring ideas, Albert was a genius, or at least he had the potential to excel.