A student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should be the first resource teachers use as they look to differentiate instruction for a student with a disability. Once the student’s needs are deeply understood, the following strategies and scaffolds might be employed to best serve that student:
Small Group Supports:
- Ensure all students have the opportunity to learn from peers’ reasoning, discuss their own reasoning aloud, and use concrete manipulatives to model and explain their thinking.
- Provide students with frequent checks for understanding.
- For students that need more visual supports, enlarge the printing preferences on Small Group Lesson templates.
Independent Digital Lesson Supports
- Support students in working at their own pace. Students should continue to work at their own pace even if they take longer to finish an Independent Digital Lesson than other students.
- Identify individual supports that adhere to the IEP for students to use during Independent Digital Lessons such as an individual math vocabulary dictionary, multiplication charts, etc.
- Ensure students are familiar with the audio buttons that can read text aloud to students. Learn more about the audio supports available in Independent Digital Lessons.
- Ensure students are familiar with how to pause and rewind the video player.
- Ensure all students have access to concrete manipulatives to use during Independent Digital Lessons.
You can also learn more about the full set of accessibility features embedded in the Zearn student experience in our Zearn Accessibility Overview.