SPECIAL EDUCATION – SDI
SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION
The IEP must contain individualized curriculum and instruction or general curriculum with adaptations or modifications made, or a combination of both
modification means a change in what is being taught to or expected from the student.
accommodation means a change that helps a student overcome or work around the disability
Special education, services, and supports
(3) Specially designed instruction means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child under this part, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction—
(i) To address the unique needs of the child that result from the child’s disability; and
(ii) To ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that the child can meet the educational standards within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all children. [§300.39(b)(3)]
Audiotape or CD
Audio amplification devices
Chunking of materials
ACC/ a communication device
Native language response
Use of sign language
Responding in test booklet not on answer sheet
Monitoring placement of answer sheet responses
Spelling and grammar devices
Reduce distractions (auditory, movement and visual)
Physical access or use of special equipment
One to one
Multiple or frequent breaks
Change schedule or order of activities
The U.S. Department of Education defines Special Education as Specially Designed Instruction and Related Services.
Supports Provided in Language Arts Classes./ OSEP / Report to Congress
61.9% are provided extra time to take tests or complete assignments.
36.8% are given shorter or different assignments.
35.3% have tests read to them.
33.4% take modified tests.
33.3% receive feedback more frequently than other children.
30.4% receive slower-paced instruction.
.7% are provided physical adaptations.
Progress monitored by special education teacher: 51.9%
Teacher aides, instructional assistants, or other personal aides: 27.5%
Learning strategies/study skills: 24.2%
Peer tutor: 22.9%
Books on tape: 14.5%
Use of computer for activities not allowed other children: 11.2%
Reader or interpreter: 10.3%
Behavior management program: 9.8%
Communication aids: 3.2%
26th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Vol. 1).
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.