Special Education

Appendix B - Classroom Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Summary

Key for Acronyms Used: gL = grade level; CFU = check for understanding; VTT = voice to text

Student Cory Randy Molly Jackie Eugene
Strengths
  • Visual Learner
  • Hands-on learner
  • Hands-on Learner
  • Math skills on gL
  • Auditory Learner
  • Visual Learner
  • Hands-on learner
  • Good verbal skills
  • Strong visual learner
  • Works well w/peers
  • Hands-on learner
  • Good verbal skills
  • Reading above gL
Needs
  • Reading comp below 4 yrs gL
  • Slow auditory processing
  • Low verbal skills
  • Reading comprehension skill instruction
  • Reading comp 4 yrs below gL
  • Reading comprehension skill instruction
  • Writing skill instruction
  • Wheelchair
  • Reading comp 2 yrs below gL
  • Reading comprehension skill instruction
  • Writing is physically labored
  • Struggles with multi step directions & math problem
  • Struggles getting ideas on paper
  • Math 3 yrs below gL
  • Writing skill instruction

  • Attention issues – easily distracted
  • Disorganized writing
  • Disorganized
  • Reteach skills from lessons
  • Strategy instruction on organizing himself
Environment
  • Minimal distractions
  • Extended time for all activities
  • Navigating the room & school
  • Extended time for all activities

Extended  time for all activities

Extended time for all activities

  • Minimal distractions
  • Group in smaller groups
  • Preferential seating
  • Proximity
Materials
  • Agenda for assignments
  • Notes provided
  • iPad for reading assignments & tests
  • Graphic organizers
  • Highlight key ideas
  • iPad for writing over 2 paragraphs (VTT)
  • iPad  for reading assignments & tests
  • Graphic organizers
  • Highlight key ideas
  • iPad for writing over 1 sentence (VTT)
  • Slant board for writing under 1 sentence
  • Highlight key ideas
  • iPad for writing over 1 paragraph (VTT)
  • Graphic organizers
  • Calculator
  • Listening guides
  • Highlight key ideas
  • Notes provided
  • Graphic organizers
How learning is measured
  • Tests & assignments read
  • Extended time & alternate location for tests
  • Tests & assignments read
  • Extended time
  • Tests & assignments read
  • Alternate location for tests
  • Tests & assignments read
  • Alternate location for tests

Extended time & alternate location for tests

Content NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE
Instruction
  • Directions simplified & written
  • Frequent CFU
  • Preteaching skills needed in gen ed for upcoming lessons – e.g., oral reading only done when prepared prior to lesson
  • Chunking into smaller parts
  • Frequent CFU
  • Directions simplified & written
  • Frequent CFU

  • Directions simplified & written
  • Frequent CFU
  • Frequent CFU
  • Reminders to use strategies

Last Updated: June 24, 2014