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Special Curriculum or Slower Curriculum?


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November 1st, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Should students with Learning Disabilities or other disabling factors be taught a specialized curriculum designed especially for the way they think and work or should they just work at a slower pace through the regular curriculum?
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November 1st, 2007, 04:25 PM
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I'm looking at it from as a homeschooling mother, I would rather teach her a curriculum for the way she thinks. If she eventually ends up at the same place, it shouldn't make a difference.
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November 1st, 2007, 07:28 PM
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I don't think there is just one answer to this question. It depends on the child and their disability. Some kids need their own curriculum and others do well with learning the regular stuff at a slower pace. And there are some kids that will need a bit of both.
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November 1st, 2007, 09:27 PM
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I agree. What kind of "specialized curriculum" have you used or your child has used. Did you think it helped? How was it different.
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November 2nd, 2007, 12:25 PM
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I think an integrated approach works best with alexis. She is taught some regular curriculum at a slower pace, and some (she learns best with a multi-sensory approach and through music) is adapted to help her learn tougher concepts
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November 2nd, 2007, 07:42 PM
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I like the multi-sensory and direct instruction approaches. I have used Wilson Language Program, Connecting Math Concepts, High Performance Writing, and Reasoning and Writing with my dd. My ds receives a multi-sensory approach to regualar preschool type things.
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