The Center for Parent Information (2011) suggest, ” intellectual disability is when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taken care of him or herself, or social skills. It causes learning difficulties and and affects one’s ability to perform successfully in their everyday life. Mathew’s disability can impact his overall education tremendously. He can have difficulty understanding simple directions and trouble remembering things. The supplementary support and services that could be integrated into Mathews’s IEP to support his success in school is adaptations for testing, assignment modification, social interaction support, and planning and collaboration by staff. Interagency collaboration and community based instruction support should very well be a part of Mathew’s life. We all know that he love outdoors and nature therefore he is learning skills in reference to getting him involved in the community and outdoor scenery. This will allow his social and real life skills to be enhanced by being involved in real life situations. He is also starting to used public transportation which will be beneficial to him currently and beyond high school.
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