Portfolio of Bishoy Masseh

Competency 7
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To adapt his or her teaching to the needs and characteristics of students with learning disabilities, social maladjustments or handicaps.

FEATURES

Facilitates the educational and social integration of students with learning disabilities, social maladjustments or handicaps.
• Consults resource people and parents to obtain background information on students with difficulties (needs, progress, etc.).
• Proposes learning tasks, challenges and roles within the class that help students to progress.
• Participates in developing and implementing individualized education plans.

LEVEL OF MASTERY
By the end of his or her initial training, the student teacher should be able to :
• Cooperate in the development and implementation of individualized education plans designed for students under his or her responsibility.

How have I developed this competency during this course or professional seminar/field experience?

Within my teaching experience in Québec, I had an opportunity to teach a mute student, she does not respond or answer questions, I connect with her using signs. She has been very receptive, follows instructions and recently has also started to answer me when I ask a question. I am very pleased that half way through the school year I am the only teacher she has confidence in and has started talking to me.

I also taught dyslexic student, the school provided WordQ http://www.goqsoftware.com/  an assistive technology software to help teaching the dyslexic students. WordQ's main purpose is helping students who struggle with writing. WordQ uses word prediction to suggest words that the student is typing into documents, and helps them with spelling. It also uses high-quality Acapela text-to-speech voices to read back text that the student has entered, allowing them to proofread and edit. Below is a screen shot of prediction in WordQ.

I had multiple attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) students. I have learned from experience that they work best when I create a quiet area free of distractions for  them to take test and quiet study. I test and evaluate the student with ADHD in the way he or she does best, such as orally or filling in blanks. I give them frequent short quizzes rather than one long test. I let the student do as much work as possible on the class computers.

What is my current level of mastery? (choose one)*

ADVANCED THOROUGH ACCEPTABLE PARTIAL MINIMAL

*Use the features of the competency (listed above) and the professional competency rubric.

Name: Bishoy Abdel Masseh
ID:260592354
Date: April 10, 2017

PS/FE level (circle one) 1 2 3 4
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