Accomodating students with disabilities
For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.Some adaptations are as simple as moving a distractible student to the front of the class or away from the pencil sharpener or the window.Here are some examples of possible accommodations for an IEP team to consider, broken into six categories: School assignments and tests completed with accommodations should be graded the same way as those completed without accommodations.After all, accommodations are meant to "level the playing field," provide equal and ready access to the task at hand, and not meant to provide an undue advantage to the user.
The term learning disabilities is often misused and applied to students who learn in different ways.
They do make it possible for students with LD to show what they know without being impeded by their disability.
Once a child has been formally identified with a learning disability, the child or parent may request accommodations for that child's specific needs.
A learning disability may occur concomitantly with other handicapping conditions such as sensory impairment, mental retardation, social and emotional disturbance.
On this page you will find information and links to information that we hope will help you serve students with disabilities better.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that a child's IEP (Individualized Education Program) team — which both parent and child are a part of — must decide which accommodations are appropriate for him or her.