Accommodations & Modifications
A 504 plan is a legal document that outlines a plan of instructional services for students in the general education setting. Students with ADHD often have a 504 plan. While not an IEP, the document usually describes the types of accommodations that will be made for a student in school. This section contains articles that provide helpful information about 504s and various types of accommodations.
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Expressive language, visual memory--these and a dozen other difficulties are processing deficits. These affect how people understand information from other people. To help your students, learn about processing deficits and the strategies that will help each one.
Compare and contrast Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504. Topics include identification, eligibility, evaluation, responsibilities for providing a free and appropriate education (FAPE), and due process for disagreements between parents and schools.
Students covered under Section 504 may participate in school activities beyond the classroom. However, the schools must pay for any changes required to accommodate that participation. Do you know what those costs may be? Does your school district? Find out if anyone does.
Twelve states are now collecting information on the use of accommodations during state assessments according to The National Center on Educational Outcomes. The percentage of students with disabilities that used accommodations varied (8-82%) among the 12 states. Data on school level, type of accommodation, disability, and other factors are reported and analyzed.
Classrooms can be perilous in a number of ways for students with learning disabilities. Here are some tips to remember when working with students with LD.
Learn how to write Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals that are SMART (specific, measurable, use action words, realistic, and time-limited) and based on research-based educational practice.