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disability will usually be visible to some extent and the educational
limitations will revolve around providing physical accommodations.
Mobility impairments include students using wheelchairs, crutches,
braces, walkers or canes to move about; however, not all students
with mobility impairments require mobility aides.
students have disabilities in which the intensity
of the impairment can vary. This means the accommodation(s)
will be necessary on an occasional basis. It
is important that you allow this student to be as
independent as possible in the educational environment.
Talk directly to students and involve them in
the process of implementing the accommodation(s).
If talking to a student in a wheelchair for
more than a few minutes, sit down or kneel if convenient.
Working directly with the student may be the
best way to provide modifications to the work/classroom
Common accommodations which
you may be supporting may include: reviewing emergency evacuation
plans based on student needs, accessible locations for field trips,
more time to arrive in class based on interruptions to travel
routes, note-taker assistance, scribes for test taking situations,
and the use of a tape recorder in class.