Teaching Students with Diverse Abilities


Students in your class may bring with them a diagnosis that is useful as you plan and implement your teaching program. Some examples are listed in the shaded box below. Select one category from Group A, or Grupo B and one category from Group B.
Research, identify, and document your findings regarding your selections in order to demonstrate an understanding of:
commonly associated characteristics and traits; the impact that the student?s needs may have on his/her learning; strategies and adjustments that may prove effective and appropriate within a regular classroom.
This task assesses Learning Outcomes (a), (b), (c), (d)
Group A
Speech and Language disorders (e.g. expressive/receptive disorder)
Physical disability (e.g. as a result of cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc.)
Intellectual disability
Sensory impairment (e.g. vision or hearing impairment, blindness,
Specific Learning difficulties
Group B
Mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, Tourette?s syndrome,
eating disorders)
Behaviour disorders (e.g. ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (e.g. Autism, Asperger?s Syndrome)