have selected a reading disability. You will work in groups of three. Within the
group, each of you will take on one of the following roles:
While you want to enable
Cammy to be as successful as possible, you wonder just how much help she
will need to function well in the course you teach online.
You notice that she has been working hard in other courses and has
one of the highest GPA’s in the program. Your recommendation will be
important because you are the expert in educational methodology and
content in this area and it is your responsibility to be sure Cammy
succeeds in your course.
You want to find the
communication tools and techniques that will enable Cammy (you or your
child) to complete the online course and learn the necessary content to be
successful in her education. You
believe that the school should spare no expense in providing the best
technology available. Your recommendation will be important in insuring
that Cammy gets the best education, which she deserves.
are the expert in web course design and computer technology at your
university. You know very
little about assistive technologies and have not worked with a student who
used or needed assistive technologies.
You believe assistive technology could help Cammy, and need to t
know more about specific assistive technology products, or approaches to
web course design that may be most beneficial for someone with dyslexia.
Your recommendation will probably be given the heaviest weight.
you'll examine the sites below and jot down some notes of your opinions of
each from the perspective of your role. Your task is to learn a
little more about her problem, determine what would help Cammy achieve her
potential, and determine what would be considered reasonable accommodation.
Each of your team members will research possible solutions while playing a
role of one of the members of a multidisciplinary team.
REMEMBER not to get out of character.
2. Your job will be to
determine the best solution and present that solution to the Chair of the
department. The chair will ask you to justify the cost of the solution based
on the benefit to the student and ask you about what kind of needs you will
have for the implementation and evaluation of the proposed solution. He will
also want to know his legal responsibility.
Be prepared to speak to these issues
Study the evaluation rubric
before you begin so you know what is expected of
you and how you will be evaluated.
are a few resources to get you started.
Hopefully they will lead you in many interesting directions.
5. When everyone in the group has seen all the sites,
you will convene in the chat room to discuss the problem, alternative
solutions and to come to agreement on the best solution for Cammy's problem.
You are encouraged to use these steps in your process:
Identify a goal
Evaluate the alternatives
Select best alternative
Evaluate yourself and your group
6. There will probably not be unanimous agreement, so
the next step is to talk together to hammer out a compromise consensus about
your team's recommendation. Pool your perspectives and see if you can agree
on what's best for everyone involved.
7. One person in each group should record the group's
yourself and your group using the
Do you think the other groups will agree with your