Video Questions: (I would ask these after watching the video)
1. In the video, why did the narrator say she needed to understand her learning disability?
2. What were some of the different things she learned about in her Self-Advocacy class? Why do you think she found these skills helpful?
3. Can you think of times in your life where these skills could have been helpful? Describe how these skills might help you in planning your future.
Lesson 1 Questions: (Students will write down their answers and then we will discuss these answers.)
1. Describe what you learned about your learning disability. In what ways does it affect how you learn? Pretend when answering this question that you are talking to a future employer or the Office of Disability Services in college.
2. What are your learning strengths? (How do you learn best and what are you good at?)
3. Did talking to the school psychologist or your doctor help you to better understand your strengths and weaknesses? Why or why not? What did you find out that you didn't know before?
4. What accommodations are you allowed in your documentation? Do you feel better prepared in being able to ask for those accommodations? Why or why not?
Lesson 2 Questions: (Students will answer these questions in paragraph form and then we will discuss their answers)
1. Out of the ten accommodations you researched which one did you find to be the one you felt would be most beneficial for you personally? In what ways did you feel it could help you in your learning?
2. Was the accommodation helpful? If yes, how did the accommodation help you to work around one or more of your limitations? If no, why do you think it wasn't helpful? Can you think of another accommodation that might be well-suited for your learning needs?
3. Although you may have done assignments in a different way by using the
accommodation, did you learn the same information as the other students in the class?
4. What did your teacher need to do to provide this accommodation? What did your teacher say about providing this accommodation?
5. Do you have other classes where you think this accommodation could be helpful? Why or why not?
* Note to teachers. Use the following PowerPoint presentation with notes when asking these questions.