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8VAC20-542-4760. Special education adapted curriculum K-12.
We appreciate the changes under
34 Collaboration (p. 125)
The opening paragraph states, “The candidate shall also shall complete the competencies in at least one of the endorsement areas of Special Education Adapted Curriculum K-12, in addition to those required under professional studies…” Please note, there is only one area of endorsement under Special Education Adapted Curriculum K-12 so this language is incorrect.
3. Management of instruction and behavior (p. 125) We suggest the wording for “3
2c. An understanding and application of classroom and behavior management techniques and individual interventions, including techniques that…” be changed to an understanding and application of the three tiers of behavioral interventions and support and management: School-wide, classroom and individual, including techniques that:…
3. Instructional methods and strategies for the adapted curriculum. (p. 128) We suggest the wording for, “(2) Foundational knowledge…Additional skills shall include proficiency in a wide variety of comprehension strategies and writing, as well as the ability to foster appreciation of a variety of literature and independent reading; and reading and writing across the content areas.” be changed to Foundational knowledge…Additional skills shall include evidence-based emergent and early literacy strategies for students with complex disabilities including students using gestural, alternative or augmentative communication.
Still on p. 128, “(4) Alternative ways to teach content material including curriculum adaptation and curriculum modifications,” we suggest the addition of universal design for learning and assistive technology after “modifications.”
Continuing on p. 128, “(6) Strategies to promote successful integration of students with disabilities with their nondisabled peers;” we suggest a change to Strategies to initiate and support successful inclusion of students with disabilities with their nondisabled peers in their schools and communities
p. 129, “(7) Use of technology to promote student learning” we suggest a change to Use of instructional and assistive technologies to promote student learning and independence