Only about 20% of students with disabilities present a low incidence disability.
Because these low incidence disabilites do not occur very often, it is likely that most educators will not encounter students with these disabilites in their carrers. Typically, most students with these disabilites require substancial and intensive accommodations.
Multiple -Severe disabilities often combine intellectual and physical problems. Sometimes they are referred as developmental disabilities.
Simultaneous impairment where students has both hearing and visual disabilities. The degree and amount of the hearing loss are not uniform, and the combination of these losses affects each student differently.
Students feel isolated due to the combination of these two disabilities.
This is the greatest challenge that students with deaf-blindness face. Many approach the world though touch.
It is difficult for students to be mobile
One Pac Mate feature that is beneficial to deaf-blind people is the ability to use AIM to place relay
calls to any standard phone in the United States. Students communicate wirelessly via Bluetooth and
can be up to 30 feet apart, virtually anywhere in the same room. The deaf-blind person can also
converse with another Pac Mate user or in a group setting.
According to the IDEA, Permanent or fluctuating impairment in hearing but not deafness. A hearing loss below the 90 decibels is considered a hearing impairment.
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) explains that the hearing loss falls into the following subcategories:-conductive, sensorineural, mixed, and central; depending of the source of the impairment.
LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principals. It helps students with limited verbal skills to express themselves.
Students who suffer from some diseases such as tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, and others that affect the student's ability to learn in school.
Formerly labeled "mental retardation."
Definition: Significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during he developmental period.
The IDEA defines Speech and language impairments as "a communication disorder such as stuttering, Impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment that adversely affects a child's education performance."
Nearly 50% of all disabilities fall under this category and may affect one or more of the following areas:
Usually students give negative explanations to explain their failures
Explicit Instruction: Direct teaching of the specific skills that make up the instructional target.
Take time to teach what behavior teachers and the community expect from all students. Also, teach the behavior that is expected from each other. Expectations are clear, concise, and simple.
Electronic math sheets are software programs that can help a user organize, align, and work through math problem on a computer screen. Numbers that appear onscreen can also be read aloud via a speech synthesizer. This may be helpful to people who have trouble aligning math problems with pencil and paper.