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Carole L Isakson
EDSPE 545
Seattle Campus

Instructional Modifications for the Education of Children with Mild Disabilities

In-depth analysis and application of several modifications of instructional techniques necessary for the education of students with mild disabilities. Offered: WS.

Class description

The course focuses on instructional strategies and adaptations necessary for the education of students with mild disabilities.

Student learning goals

Students will learn effective methods of differentiating instruction for students with diverse abilities;

strategy instruction in reading comprehension, math, and content areas for students with mild disabilities;

principles of universal design for learning;

assistive technology resources and accommodations for students with mild disabilities;

the use of graphic organizers, cooperative learning techniques, and other tools designed to support all students in heterogeneous classrooms.

General method of instruction

Whole class discussion, small group activities, lectures, and multimedia presentations.

Recommended preparation

This is a graduate level class most appropriate for pre-service and in-service teachers and other K-12 school professionals.

Class assignments and grading

Grades are assigned based on individual assignments, class participation, group assignments and projects, and take-home exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Carole L Isakson
Date: 04/09/2009