Manitoba Education has identified a range of instructional supports for addressing student diversity, including differentiated instruction, adaptation, modification, and individualized programming. This is not a continuum of supports; rather, each instructional support is intended to address specific programming needs in consideration of expected learning outcomes and/or student-specific outcomes.
Adaptation means a change in the teaching process, materials, assignments or pupil products to assist a pupil to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
Expected learning outcome means the learning outcomes consistent with the curriculum.
Information for Schools, Students, and Families
Adaptation supports a student to meet the expected outcomes of the curriculum. Adaptation is specific to a student and responds to his/her identified needs. For example, a student with a print disability may require information and directions to be presented verbally as well as in writing, and may need to demonstrate his or her learning in the same ways. A student with an attention disorder may require that instructions and assignments be broken into “chunks,” and may require a checklist to monitor task completion.
- Student-Specific Planning: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (2010) ( 683 KB)
- Success for All Learners: A Handbook on Differentiating Instruction: A Resource for Kindergarten to Senior 4 Schools (1996)
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- Towards Inclusion: Supporting Positive Behaviour in Manitoba Classrooms
- Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School
- Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School(Brochure) ( 795 KB)
Legislation, Standards and Policies
- Appropriate Educational Programming Regulation 155/2005 ( 122 KB)
- Appropriate Educational Programming in Manitoba: Standards for Student Services
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- Appropriate Educational Programming: A Handbook for Student Services
Program and Student Services
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