• Accommodation Purpose and Tips for Parents on How to Implement at Home

    Extended time
    To allow extra time for processing information, writing, reading
    Be flexible with the amount of time needed to complete assignments
    Extra “think” time to answer questions, discuss possible answers

    Preferential seating
    To allow student to focus, move as needed, comfort, close to teacher
    Give your child options for sitting, laying down, table, sofa, beanbag, etc 

    Reduce distractions
    To focus on tasks (less noise, visual stimulation, watching others)
    Find quiet, calm spot
    Headphones with or without music, whichever helps

    Read aloud
    To help students access grade-level texts, or to build fluency on instructional level
    Read texts, questions/answer options out loud
    For fluency passages, have child listen to you, then re-read same text

    Repeat directions
    To clarify directions 
    Especially for multi-step directions, offer to read again, draw a picture, make a checklist, have child repeat in their own words

    Redo assignments/tests
    To offer opportunities for re-teaching, showing knowledge in a different way
    Have student re-do missed items, verbally, draw, etc
    Guide to correct answers through discussion

    Chunking assignments/tests
    To reduce the number of choices for vocabulary, assist in focus, avoid overwhelming student with the amount of information viewed at a time
    For multiple math problems or vocabulary words, mark off sections of smaller numbers. 
    If there is a multiple choice question, eliminate one or two options.

    Reduce amount of writing
    To allow students to show knowledge without frustrating them due to difficulties with handwriting and comprehension
    Quality of the writing content is more important than quantity.
    Start sentences with a few words 

    Copies of notes
    To reduce the amount of writing a student must do, to support them listening to instruction instead of keeping up with notes
    Printing out notes will help your child to pay attention to instruction.
    They can use highlighters or pencil to mark on text that is printed

    Allow breaks
    To help with focus, fatigue, and allow for movement
    Setting a timer for work, short intervals
    Talk with child about specific directions/expectations for breaks (where, how long, what activities ) Examples: 5 min, outside, or 2 min, drawing, or 10 min playing on the computer