Thursday, October 13, 2016

Creating Access for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

JoAnna Rodriguez is Special Education teacher at San Elijo Elementary School in the San Marcos Unified School District.  Her classroom consists of Kindergarten to 2nd grade students who have moderate to severe disabilities.  She has been a moderate/severe teacher for 12 years.  One thing that you will notice right away when you enter her classroom, is that it looks just like any other elementary school classroom and she sets high expectations for her students.  It is a literacy rich environment, with lots of visual supports and has various accessibility options to meet the needs of her students.

Check out the slideshow below to see how JoAnna creates access using Tier 1 and 2 accessibility solutions for all!

Check out the video below to see how JoAnna provides low tech to high tech solutions for a student that requires Tier 3 accessibility supports.

Thanks for all the awesome work you do to create access JoAnna!