SPD 200 Grand Canyon Universi

Answer as if your an educator. Please use at least 100 words. Reference provided must be used. Thank You

Question #1 Explain the difference between alternative and augmentative communication systems and assistive technology. Provide an example of each and explain how you could use them in your future professional practice. In replies to peers, provide additional examples that have not already been shared. Alternatives for Children. (n.d.). Assistive Technology and Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Student Counseling Suffolk County – Long Island – Alternatives for Children. http://www.alternatives4children.org/assistive-technology-and-alternative-augmentative-communication.html.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. https://www.asha.org/njc/aac/.Question #2 Student diversity in schools exists in many forms. Review the “Classroom Diversity: An Introduction to Student Differences” and conduct additional research. Describe four ways in which students are diverse in today’s classroom and explain how you can make sure your lessons and instruction are culturally responsive. In replies to peers, support or refute the ideas presented and justify your response. Complete “Classroom Diversity: An Introduction to Student Differences,” located on the Iris Center website (2020).


Question #3 Using the “How to Choose a Co-Teaching Model,” imagine you are co-teaching in a middle school science inclusive classroom where students are frequently involved in small group work completing labs and activities. Explain which of the co-teaching models you would be most comfortable applying in this classroom situation and justify your selection. In replies to peers, discuss the pros and cons of the selected models.

Read “How to Choose a Co-Teaching Model,” by Cassel, located on the Edutopia website (2019).


Question #4Co-teaching can be challenging in an inclusive classroom. Discuss strategies co-teachers can use to maintain a united partnership, even when they disagree. Explain why it is important that disagreements not be evident to students and parents. In replies to peers, support or refute the ideas presented and justify your response.

Read “Strategies for Successful Co-Teaching,” by Beninghof, located on the Scholastic website.


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