Accomondating the classroom for children with cerebral palsy
Is there a law that protects my general education students?Their education is being negatively impacted on a daily basis.I have been told that there is nothing the school can do about his behavior because the law is absolute.The district says 80% of our special education students need to be in general education classes 80% of the time.Cerebral palsy (CP) affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way).CP is usually caused by brain damage that occurs before or during a child's birth, or during the first few years of life.One of the first considerations in the effective science education of individuals with motor/orthopedic impairments is a brief understanding of their impairment and the degree of educational accommodations they may need.
Although CP doesn't get progressively worse, how it affects a person's body can change as children grow and develop.
One of my students, who has an IEP, interrupts class several times a day.
It is not uncommon for him to blurt out on- and off-topic comments, or start singing, or get up and leave the room.
Neurological and cognitive symptoms often labeled 'brain fog' include confusion, difficulty with concentration and processing information, short-term memory issues and impaired word retrieval.
All symptoms can be exacerbated by mental and/or physical stress or exertion and include a loss of adaptability and tolerance for stress.