How should a teacher apply support systems to their work environment with reference to special education?

Expert Answers
stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that is developed for a child with special educational needs will specify the types of accomodations and support services that should be used to address the child's particular needs. Teachers must make adjustments to the environment within their classroom and to the teaching methods used as are necessary to implement the modifications dictated by the IEP, based on the unique needs of the child being served.

Applications could be as simple as moving a child to a different seat within the room; other applications could involve incorporation of adaptive equipment, providing space for one-on-one support personnel, development and use of alternative resources or materials, allowance of additional time for completion of activities, and differentiation of activities based on the educational needs and abilities of the student.