5. The IEP and a Family-Centered Perspective on a Specific Disability Category (25 points)
(a role-play of your child’s life, from disability onset through the school years)
Candidates will collaboratively design and present a 15-20 minute role-play with 3 scenes that realistically portrays a family’s experiences with a child who has a given disability.
Candidates’ presentation will reflect application of factual data about the given disability, and about actual resources available for families in which there is a child with the disability.
Candidates will adhere to the elements of Cooperative Group Learning, as evidenced by their attention to the positive interdependence their team demonstrates, as well as the group and individual accountability standards to which they hold themselves. Their participation in their “Family” will require accountability in the following:
contributions to and collegial consideration for ideas of their group;
collaborative development of their child’s and their family’s “history”;
fair assumption of other roles and responsibilities within their group; and
preparation for their family’s presentation, so that their group’s success is ensured!
Candidates’ FCP class presentation will be evaluated using a 10-point rubric.
Turnbull, Turnbull, & Wehmeyer (2007). Exceptional lives: Special education in today’s schools (5th ed.). Read Ch. 4 plus relevant chapters concerning the given disability.
Villa & Thousand (2005). Creating and inclusive school (2nd ed.). Chapter 6
COE Universal Design Lesson Plan Format (attached)
EDMS 512, Hood