Intro To Special Education - Chapters 1, 2, 3

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  • 1. 

    Result of condition or impairments.

    Correct Answer(s)
    The given answer "Disability" is the result of conditions or impairments that affect a person's physical, cognitive, or mental abilities, limiting their daily activities and participation in society. Disabilities can vary in type and severity, including physical disabilities (such as mobility or sensory impairments), intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or mental health conditions. These conditions can significantly impact a person's functioning, leading to difficulties in areas such as communication, mobility, learning, and social interaction. The term "Disability" encompasses a wide range of conditions that affect individuals differently, requiring support, accommodations, and understanding from society to ensure equal opportunities and inclusion.

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  • 2. 

    Challenges and barriers imposed by others:

    Correct Answer(s)
    The term "handicap" refers to challenges and barriers imposed by others. It suggests that individuals with disabilities or impairments face obstacles and limitations due to societal attitudes, inaccessible environments, or discriminatory practices. The term "handicap" is commonly used in the context of discussing the disadvantages faced by individuals with disabilities, highlighting the need for inclusivity and equal opportunities.

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  • 3. 

    Historically, people with disabilities have...

    • A.

      Experienced injustice

    • B.

      Experienced unfair, and sometimes cruel, treatment

    • C.

      Been denied rights provided to others.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Experienced injustice
    B. Experienced unfair, and sometimes cruel, treatment
    C. Been denied rights provided to others.
    The correct answer is that historically, people with disabilities have experienced injustice, unfair and sometimes cruel treatment, and have been denied rights provided to others. This answer accurately reflects the historical mistreatment and discrimination faced by individuals with disabilities, highlighting the various forms of injustice they have encountered throughout history.

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  • 4. 

    Disability does not have a single orientation or fixed definition, therefore, it is not thought about uniformly or universally.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Cultural perspective
    Disability is not a concept that can be universally defined or understood in the same way across all cultures. Different cultures have varying beliefs, values, and attitudes towards disability, which shape their perspectives and understanding of it. This means that the way disability is perceived and treated can differ greatly from one culture to another. Therefore, the answer "Cultural perspective" accurately reflects the idea that disability is not thought about uniformly or universally due to the influence of cultural beliefs and perspectives.

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  • 5. 

    How a society treats individuals is what makes people different from each other.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Sociological perspective
    The statement suggests that the way a society treats individuals is a determining factor in shaping the differences between people. This implies that societal norms, values, and structures play a significant role in influencing individuals' behavior, beliefs, and opportunities. The sociological perspective emphasizes the importance of social interactions, institutions, and cultural influences in understanding human behavior and the functioning of society. It focuses on analyzing social patterns and structures to explain how they shape individuals and their differences.

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  • 6. 

    Examples of this include: 1. Put people first 2. Do not make the person equal or be be the disability 3. Disabled is not a noun 4. People with disabilities are neither victims nor wheelchair bound

    Correct Answer(s)
    People First Language
    People First Language is a way of speaking and writing about individuals with disabilities that emphasizes their humanity and individuality. It puts the person before the disability, recognizing that they are not defined solely by their disability. By using People First Language, we acknowledge that individuals with disabilities are not victims or limited by their disabilities. Instead, we recognize their abilities and focus on their personhood rather than their disability. This language promotes inclusivity, respect, and dignity for individuals with disabilities.

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  • 7. 

    Examples of High-Incidence Special Education Disabilities:

    • A.

      Specific Learning Disability

    • B.

      Hearing Impairment

    • C.


    • D.

      Speech/Language Impairment

    • E.

      Intellectual Disability

    • F.

      Visual Impairment

    • G.

      Emotional Disability

    • H.

      Other Health Impairment (ADHD)

    • I.


    • J.

      Multiple Disabilities

    • K.

      Orthopedic impairments

    • L.


    • M.

      Traumatic Brain Injury

    • N.

      Developmental Delay

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Specific Learning Disability
    D. Speech/Language Impairment
    E. Intellectual Disability
    G. Emotional Disability
    The answer includes examples of high-incidence special education disabilities, such as specific learning disability, speech/language impairment, intellectual disability, and emotional disability. These disabilities are considered high-incidence because they are more commonly observed in the special education population compared to other disabilities.

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  • 8. 

    Data-based practices are also known as evidence-based or scientifically-based practices

    • A.


    • B.


    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Data-based practices, evidence-based practices, and scientifically-based practices are all terms used interchangeably to refer to practices that are informed by research and data. These practices rely on empirical evidence and scientific research to guide decision-making and interventions. By using data and evidence, practitioners can ensure that their approaches are effective and grounded in research, leading to better outcomes for individuals or organizations. Therefore, the statement that data-based practices are also known as evidence-based or scientifically-based practices is true.

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  • 9. 

    Interventions or teaching tactics have been proven effective through _____________ and _______________ research.

    Correct Answer
    systematic rigorous
    rigorous systematic
    Systematic and rigorous research refers to a methodical and thorough approach to gathering and analyzing data. By using this approach, interventions or teaching tactics can be evaluated in a comprehensive and reliable manner. The systematic aspect ensures that the research is conducted in a planned and organized manner, while the rigorous aspect ensures that the research is conducted with high standards of accuracy and validity. Therefore, interventions or teaching tactics that have been proven effective through systematic rigorous research are more likely to be reliable and trustworthy.

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  • 10. 

    Interventions share six common features:

    Correct Answer
    individually determined
    The correct answer is a list of six common features of interventions. These features include being validated, meaning that they have been proven to be effective through research or evidence. They are also individually determined, meaning that they are tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of each individual. The interventions are explicit, meaning that they are clear and specific in their goals and methods. They are strategic, meaning that they are planned and implemented with a specific purpose in mind. They are also sequential, meaning that they are implemented in a specific order or sequence. Finally, the interventions are accountable, meaning that there is responsibility and oversight to ensure that they are being implemented correctly and achieving the desired outcomes.

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  • 11. 

    What are the three ways that perceptions made a difference historically?  People with disabilities experienced:

    Correct Answer
    unfair and sometimes cruel treatment
    denial of rights provided to others
    Perceptions have historically led to injustice, unfair and sometimes cruel treatment, and denial of rights for people with disabilities. These individuals have been subjected to discriminatory attitudes and actions that have deprived them of their basic rights and equal opportunities. They have been treated unfairly and sometimes even cruelly, facing barriers to education, employment, and social inclusion. The perceptions surrounding disabilities have perpetuated a system of inequality, where individuals with disabilities have been denied the same rights and privileges afforded to others.

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  • 12. 

    What are the alternative curriculums available to some students with disabilities that are not available through the general education curiculum?

    Correct Answer
    mobility training
    public transportation use
    physical therapy
    Students with disabilities may require alternative curriculums that cater to their specific needs and abilities. Mobility training is one such alternative curriculum that focuses on teaching students with mobility impairments how to navigate their environment safely and independently. Public transportation use is another alternative curriculum that teaches students how to utilize public transportation systems effectively. Lastly, physical therapy is an alternative curriculum that focuses on improving physical abilities and addressing specific disabilities through exercises and specialized treatments. These alternative curriculums provide students with disabilities the necessary skills and support to overcome their challenges and participate fully in society.

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  • 13. 

    What are examples of basic etiquette to use with people who have a disability?

    Correct Answer
    Speak directly to the person with the disability
    Don't mention the person's disability
    Be patient and give your undivided attention
    Never pretend to understand what a person is saying
    Common expressions are okay
    The answer provides examples of basic etiquette to use with people who have a disability. It suggests that one should speak directly to the person with the disability, avoiding any mention of their disability. It also emphasizes the importance of being patient and giving undivided attention to the person. Additionally, it advises against pretending to understand what a person is saying and states that common expressions are acceptable. These guidelines promote respectful and inclusive communication with individuals who have disabilities.

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