What modifications to the curriculum and classroom environmentmay be needed as well as assistive technology/related services that may be included in the IEP or IFSP

Research and  presentation:  Each student will select a medical disorder or chromosome abnormality to present to the class by developing a fact sheet.   The student will also share information will be presented in the form of fact sheet that students can keep for later reference.  The following information will be covered in the fact sheet and presented to the class:

  • Name of the disorder
  • How is it diagnosed and who does the diagnosis
  • Major body systems affected and how development is affected (cover all developmental domains)
  • Implications for care of the child in the home and school (what medical issues may arise in the classroom)What would need to be included in an Individual Health Care Plan
  • Educational implications (what areas of the curriculum might be impacted), what interventions are beneficial?
  • What modifications to the curriculum and classroom environmentmay be needed as well as assistive technology/related services that may be included in the IEP or IFSP
  • Contacts in the local community for family support/ medical assistance and assistive technology devices and at least 5 web sites or internet resources(these should not be the same as the community resources list) that can be used for future reference.  The community contacts must be local.

Depending upon what disorder you choose, the fact sheet will be anywhere between 3-4 pages.  Refer to the attachment to the syllabus for possible topics, you can also choose  a topic you might be interested in, just check with me first to make sure you will be able to access enough information.  You should use at least 3-5 credible resources, they must be peer reviewed to gather information about the disorder.  Do not use your text book.    Cite those in the fact sheet that you prepare.

Other Requirements:  In aIDition to the research , you will do a literature review of no more than 5 research articles related to the medical condition you selected for the research presentation.     The articles should focus on both traditional medical or educational interventions and at least 2 articles should be read related to complementary or alternative approaches to treatment of the condition.  If you cannot find alternative approaches that are related to your specific presentation, you can research general complementary or alternative medical approaches in the special education field.  These articles can also be used to prepare for the topic you chose for the presentation.  Compare and contrast the information in the articles.  Briefly summarize the articles and include concluding statements as to what other aIDitional research may be needed.   Maximum length 7 double spaced pages.

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