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  • El Toro High School
  • Lake Forest, CA
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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I teach in a self-contained classroom. That means that my students learn English, writing, spelling, mathematics, history, social studies, life science, earth science, and physical science in the four years they spend in my classroom. They have typically have multiple disabilities, and each student needs to have an individualized educational plan to help them succeed. My students have various learning challenges. For most of them, accessing print materials are a challenge because of vision and perception problems. Therefore, reading and writing are challenging when it presented in textbooks. Technology has leveled the playing field for students with disabilities. There are applications for predictive spelling, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, adapting foreground/background color, and many other accessibility options. As the ubiquitous commercial states, "there's an app for that."

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I teach in a self-contained classroom. That means that my students learn English, writing, spelling, mathematics, history, social studies, life science, earth science, and physical science in the four years they spend in my classroom. They have typically have multiple disabilities, and each student needs to have an individualized educational plan to help them succeed. My students have various learning challenges. For most of them, accessing print materials are a challenge because of vision and perception problems. Therefore, reading and writing are challenging when it presented in textbooks. Technology has leveled the playing field for students with disabilities. There are applications for predictive spelling, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, adapting foreground/background color, and many other accessibility options. As the ubiquitous commercial states, "there's an app for that."

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