Writing disabilities learing

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Sherri has always found writing very difficult, and she has struggled with this skill since kindergarten both at home and at school. She was recently diagnosed with a learning disability in expressive writing. Now that Sherri is in fourth grade, whenever it is “writing time” she avoids getting started, and once started, takes much longer than the other students because she says she just can’t decide what to write. In addition, Sherri's handwriting is almost illegible, and her spelling often does not make sense; many times she has trouble spelling her name.  Sherri's academic struggles are now also negatively impacting her behavior. She sits with her head down or acts out in order to be asked to leave the class, which is also impeding her writing progress. After meeting with the other teachers and Sherri’s mother, it was decided to talk with the school’s special education director to see what can be done to help improve Sherri’s writing, which will also assist in modifying her avoidance behaviors.

Develop a five-minute video recording using Screenr, and paste the links to the video within your discussion post in response to the case study.  As the special education teacher, what would you suggest the next steps be for Sherri’s teachers to help strengthen her writing skills in terms of assistive technology?  Make sure to include in the video examples of the technology device, cost, how it can be implemented in the classroom, the pros and cons of the device, and if it is transportable (can she take it home?).  What would you suggest to Sherri's mother to make completing homework assignments that require writing more manageable?  For assistance with Screenr, please view the Screenr.com Quick-Start Guide.

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