Is the character’s exceptionality among the 13 categories of disability as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)? How do
In this assignment, you will relate key information and concepts from the course to a movie character with an exceptionality and connect fictional portrayals to real-life application.
The following films feature characters who have exceptionalities.
Step 1. Select and view one of the movies:
I Am Sam
Children of a Lesser God
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
A Mile in his Shoes
Best Kept Secret
My Left Foot
The Silent Child
The Other Sister
Benny and Joon
Darius Goes West
CUERDAS English subtitles
Step 2. Develop a portrait of the character with an exceptionality in a paper by answering these questions in which you apply key information and concepts from the course:
Is the character’s exceptionality among the 13 categories of disability as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)? How do you know?
What characteristics of exceptionality does the character exhibit? Are there direct references to the exceptionality in the film?
What are the character’s strengths? How does the character apply the strengths?
What academic and behavioral challenges does the character have? How does the character cope with or overcome the challenges?
What types of formal and informal instruction does the character receive in the film? How does the character respond to the instruction?
What accommodations do other characters make for the character with the exceptionality? How does the character respond to the accommodations?
Does the character experience cognitive processing deficits? If so, in what areas? What impact do they have? What interventions are used to resolve the deficits?
What lessons does the character with exceptionality offer viewers? What real-world application do the lessons have?
Step 3. Suppose the character was your student. Design a personalized lesson plan for the character to demonstrate your understanding of his/her personal learning needs.
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