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Accommodations & Modifications

The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

Accommodations in Higher Education Under the ADA:  A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers
Accommodations in Higher Education Under the ADA: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers
By: Michael Gordon (Editor), Shelby Keiser (Editor)

This practical manual offers essential information and guidance for anyone involved with ADA issues in higher education settings. Fundamental principles and actual clinical and administrative procedures are outlined for evaluating, documenting, and accommodating a wide range of mental and physical impairments.

Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children
Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children
By: Michael F. Giangreco, Chigee J. Cloninger , Virginia Salce Iverson

This updated format makes COACH easier to use; it features redesigned forms; more detailed explanations; explicit instructions on "purpose," "directions," "materials needed," and "helpful hints" for each step; and tabs and icons that make information easy to find. Using the established and field-tested methods of COACH, special and general educators, related services providers, and school administrators can collaborate with families and work toward developing a meaningful IEP for each student.

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
By: Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Laurie Dietzel

Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses.

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential
Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential
By: Rich Weinfeld, Sue Jeweler , Linda Barnes-Robinson , Betty Shevitz

An engaging must-read for any parent, educator, or counselor of smart kids who face learning difficulties. The authors, who have more than 20 years experience working with and advocating for gifted and learning diabled children, provide useful, practical advice for helping smart kids with learning challenges succeed in school.

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