Working together: Science teachers and students with disabilities

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As scientific fields make increasing use of technology, new opportunities emerge for people with a broad range of abilities and disabilities. When students with disabilities and science teachers form learning partnerships, the possibilities for academic and career success multiply. Some students with disabilities have conditions that are invisible; some are visible. Since each person’s situation is unique, the best solutions for maximizing participation come about when the student and teacher work together to develop creative alternatives for challenges faced by students with disabilities. This resource from DO-IT discusses how to accommodate the needs of students with specific disabilities, help them demonstrate their knowledge, use universal design principles, and maximize their involvement in science. There’s also a link to a 13-minute video for science teachers.

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