Reflection for 2 Star Badge - Accessibility (Exploring)

Sarah Simons
19th March 2020 (edited on 19th March 2020)

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Accessibility (Exploring) by Sarah Simons

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I teach basic literacy and drama in a community day services setting, working with adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. There are 9 learners in the group, aged between 24 and 70 and I have worked with them for 3 years. Learners have a range of mild to moderate specific inclusion needs, including those with hearing impairments and some with mobility issues. Over half the group... more

How will you adapt activities in your teaching context to put into practice learning from the module?

One of my learners is about to move into supported accommodation after living with his parents all his life. This is clearly a huge step for all involved and there has been many months of preparation. He has Downs Syndrome, has some mobility issues, mild hearing loss and challenges with verbal fluency.
Following my learning on the module, I will explore with his family and support... more

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Keywords
Learning Difficulties Downs Syndrome Disability Dyslexia Dyscalculia

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