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reply to Erica: patience and control
Fri May 29, 2015 15:18

I agree and also was surprised at the amount of patience and control involved, especially in the Edgar and Jordan videos. To answer your first question about the balance of accommodating the student with ASD while helping other students learn is to plan the lessons out as thoroughly as possible and to seek help from other professionals such as special educators, therapists, etc. I noticed in the article you mentioned that Connor's teacher worked with the special education teacher to provide the appropriate accommodations to help him learn. As teachers, we must use these resources to effectively teach the student. I also think that when planning lessons, we should already have some scaffolding and modifications in place. This could go for any exceptional student, such as students with disabilities, ELLs, and other students who just need more support. To answer your second question, I believe that if students need more control in order to engage them in the learning task, they can be given it as long as it isn't distracting or detrimental to their own or other students' learning. My group talked about giving more control as a means to allow students to take ownership of their own learning and success, and the importance of choices that facilitates this ownership.

  • Patience and Control - Erica Phelps, Fri May 29 10:22
    After reading the articles and watching the videos, I realize that it takes a huge amount of patience to work with an individual with ASD. These individuals think and work differently and often at a... more
    • Reply to Erica - Nicholas Flippen, Sat May 30 16:22
      Hello, Erica! You asked some very awesome questions. I think most of us question these things. When is the control too much? How do I serve a student with ASD appropriately while also serving the... more
    • reply to Erica: patience and control - macdonaldke, Fri May 29 15:18
      • Re: reply to Erica: patience and control - Erica Phelps, Fri May 29 23:11
        I really like your point about students needing more control in order to take ownership of their own learning and success. I also think that choice is a crucial element in teaching individuals with... more
    • reply - rognstadgr, Fri May 29 14:22
      That is a very good question. I see what you are saying, Jordan was given most of the control when it came to this assignment. I don't know if this is correct (I would love to hear other point of... more
      • Re: reply - Erica Phelps, Fri May 29 23:22
        I like the way that you explained this. I can see how giving Jordan more control in this situation would allow him to do things in a way that made the most sense to him. This would give the person... more
      • Jordan in Control - andersenal, Fri May 29 16:59
        It's interesting that you say it could be because they were trying to let Jordan find his own way of completing the task; I had not thought about it like that. My first thought was that Jordan was... more
    • Re: Patience and Control - hinesjd, Fri May 29 10:30
      Great ideas! This was one of the things I brought up for the argument portion of the 4 A's for this module. Freedom is important because we don't want the students with ASD to feel like they have no... more
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