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  Task Guidelines for the Disability Matrix 

Candidates will work in small groups to apply their knowledge of the thirteen (13) special education disability categories

     (handicapping conditions) recognized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The categories are:

1.

Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

2.

Speech and Language Impairments (SLI)

3.

Mental Retardation (MR)

4.

Orthopedic Impairment (OI)

5.

Visual Impairment (VI)

6.

Hearing Impairment (HI)

7.

Deaf

8.

Deaf-Blindness (DB)

9.

Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

10.

Autism (AUT)

11.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

12.

Multihandicapped (MH)

13.

Other Health Impaired (OHI)

The matrix must be a graphic organizer, such as a word-processed table, Excel chart, or any other organizational scheme that is a visual representation illustrating each of the following seven dimensions below. Suggestion: Consider using the landscape layout and having

        only 3 or 4 categories listed per page (File>Paper Size>Orientation: click Landscape). This will give adequate space for all dimensions.

1.  The name of the handicapping condition

2.  A brief description of the learning and/or social behaviors associated with the disability

3.  One assessment appropriate to use to determine the presence or degree of the disability

4.  One typical adaptation/modification in curriculum, materials, goals (content)

5.  One typical adaptation/modification in classroom environment (process)

6.  One typical adaptation/modification in teaching practices (process)

7.  One typical adaptation/modification in assessments required of the student (product)

EDMS 512, Hood

Summer 2006

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