Cerebral Palsy

This is a toolset to help teachers who might have a student with Cerebral Palsy in their classroom, better serve their students.

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    Accommodations and Modifications

    Accommodations, modifications, and alternative assessments may be necessary for a special needs child to succeed while working on materials for learning. A student who cannot read nor write at grade level may be able to understand and participate in discussions about material that is read aloud and taught at the child's age-appropriate level.

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    Technology for Children with Disabilities

    Children and toys: TN Technology Access Center demonstrates use of a large button switch to aid a child with cerebral palsy in the development of motor skills. Produced by United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee.

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    Classroom Adaptations for Students with Cerebral Palsy

    Generally, a student with cerebral palsy will have impaired motor abilities. He/she might not be able to write with a pen/pencil without it taking a long time or possibly at all. He/she might be able to speak, but is probably hard to understand. Though he/she is wheelchair bound, he/she has normal achieving cognitive abilities.

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    Adapting curriculum materials

    Adapting curriculum materials for VI pupils in mainstream classes: useful strategies and techniques that you can use Presented on Wednesday 12 May 2010 Use of LVA Alison Attwood North Lanarkshire Council Information on Cerebral Palsy and Visual Impairment Educational Implications Children who have cerebral palsy often experience difficulties with their vision.

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    What is UDL?

    An article describing Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This breaks down UDL and why it is important to use, especially for students with disabilities 

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    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common congenital disorders of childhood. This article explains causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more.

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    National Association of Special Education Teachers: Cerebral Palsy to Curriculum Based Assessment

    Special Education Teacher resources related to Cerebral Palsy.

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