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Prevalence of Multiple DisabilitiesAccording to research, an equal number of girls and boys are affected bymultiple disabilities with about 0.18% of the student population covered under IDEA forsevere and multiple disabilities in the United States. The United States Department ofEducation reports that 6,401,000 students received special education services in the
EXCEPTIONALITY WIKI62011-2012 school years. Of that number, roughly 2.2% or 132,333 students receivedspecial education services due to being classified as students with multiple disabilities(National Center for Education Statistics, 2015).Learning Characteristics of Students with Multiple Disabilities:When it comes to students with multiple disabilities in the classroom, there areseveral learning characteristics seen from these students. The multiple disabilitiescategory of students represents a wide range of specific conditions and disabilities.However, students that have been identified as having multiple disabilities will typicallyshare deficits in five distinct learning categories and areas of development includingintellectual functioning, adaptive skills, motor skills, sensory functioning, andcommunication skills.Students in classrooms that have multiple disabilities struggle in learning areasthat pertain to speech, physical mobility, learning, mental retardation, visual, hearing,brain injury, and possibly others. Students also have learning characteristics thatencompass sensory losses and behavioral or social problems. These students may alsoface weaknesses in auditory processing and have speech limitations or communicationproblems. Students with multiple disabilities will also struggle in their learning by havinga difficult time attaining and remembering skills or transferring these skills from onesituation to another causing their learning to much harder. Because of this, multipledisability students usually need support inside and outside of the classroom.However, there are many things that teachers can do to help these students inthe classroom. The best place for teachers to learn about and understand their students’learning characteristics and needs is to read and study the student’s past assessments
EXCEPTIONALITY WIKI7and Individualized Education Programs or IEPs. After that, teachers need to learn abouttheir students with multiple disabilities to form a relationship with the student as well astheir parents or guardians to add extra help and support at home. Teachers need towork together with the student and their parents to give them the best educationalexperience possible (Project IDEAL, 2013).Modifications and Accommodations used for Multiple Disabilities:While there can be many different challenges for students with multipledisabilities in the classroom and at home, there are different modifications andaccommodations that can be used for these students. While each student is different intheir needs, here is an extensive list of the different modifications and accommodations

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Term
Fall
Professor
ANA PANEDA
Tags
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Multiple Disabilities

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