Self contained classrooms are designed to enhance specific support for students with more serious special needs that are unable to participate in the general education classroom. There are a fewer number of students present in the class and each foster unique challenges that are addressed in each student’s IEP. Under the certified special education teacher’s guidance, at least one paraprofessional is present to help provide instructional support. The placement of the student should be made with the student’s disabilities as well as their best interest in mind.
|Biggest Challenges||Capti’s Solutions|
|Variability of student needs in a Self-contained classroom setup||Easily individualize content to each student’s needs using Capti’s text-to-speech, visual speech-tracking, keyboard navigation and more. [Learn more about how Capti helps support differentiated instruction | Differentiated Instruction]|
|Lack of communication with general education classrooms on performance objectives and materials||As a self-contained classroom teacher, keep in touch with colleagues about the content that the student is learning by emailing them from inside of Capti.|
|Not having age-appropriate content to administer in self-contained middle schools and high schools||Use Capti’s bookmarklet to extract text from across the web. Teachers can also use Capti’s integrated sources, such as Bookshare for a list of organized age-appropriate content ideas.|
|Difficulty finding products that are accessible for those students with print disabilities||Capti’s all-in-one design philosophy allows educators to teach students with print disabilities using their own materials. By customizing settings such as magnification, color, font, etc., teachers can make their own content more accessible.|