PRAXIS II Teaching Students with Orthopedic Impairments Exam

The exam is aimed to design for special education teachers who will be working with students with orthopedic impairments. Two hours will be provided, to complete 130 multiple choice questions. There will be 33 questions pertaining to professional relationships, 39 questions pertaining to planning and implementation of instruction, 13 questions pertaining to legal issues, 26 questions pertaining to the impact of disabilities on development and 19 questions pertaining to an overview.

  • Professional Relationships: Questions pertaining to professional relationships will focus on the teacher's relationships with the student, parents, other teachers, physicians, nurses, psychologists, guidance counselors and state and community agencies.
  • Planning and Implementation of Instruction: This section will focus on instructional methodologies and adaptations, behavior management, the usage of technology, motivation and learning styles. Questions pertaining to assessment, placement, the IEP and, career goals will also be included in this section.
  • Legal Issues: Questions pertaining to legal issues will focus on ethics, least restrictive environment, PL 94 − 142 and other relevant litigation and legal issues.
  • The Impact of Disabilities on Development: This section will focus on emotional, social, physical, cognitive, interpersonal and language development in disabled and non disabled individuals.
  • Overview: This section will focus on orthopedic impairments and special education. The questions covering orthopedic impairments will focus on the musculoskeletal system, orthopedic conditions that leads to disability and medical and technical aspects of orthopedic disabilities. Special education questions will focus on genetics, communication and the legal definition of different disabilities along with general knowledge of special education.