Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Compensatory Education Approach

  • Jill SnyderEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1444

Definition

Compensatory educational approaches include the presentation of material in an alternative format, providing students an alternative way to master a particular concept and demonstrate knowledge.

Current Knowledge

The goal of education is to help students acquire skills and master concepts that will be useful in daily living. Generally, two approaches are used when instruction fails to help students learn. These include compensatory education approaches and/or remedial education approaches ( Remedial Education Approach). Compensatory educational approaches require teachers to present material in a different format, providing students an alternative way to master a particular concept and demonstrate knowledge. They are used when students lack the ability to acquire a certain skill or concept. For example, a deaf student who is unable to speak may be taught sign language as an alternate form of communication, or a student with a math calculation disability may be taught to use...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioral Health ServicesBoston Public SchoolsRoxburyUSA