Accommodations: The Everyday Basics

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Environment

  • Preferential seating

  • Study carrel for independent work

  • Reduce visual distractions

  • Group with peers for specific learning objectives (i.e. learning centers)

  • Assign peer tutors / work / buddies / note takers

  • Schedule time for student to exchange ideas with other students of similar abilities and interests

  • Clear work area

 

Instruction

  • Teach to the student’s learning style

    • Visual

    • Tactile

    • Auditory

    • Multi-sensory

  • Repeat / clarify instructions

  • Use visual organizers

  • Use auditory organizers

  • Demonstrate / model

  • Break tasks and procedures into sequential steps

  • Limit number of concepts introduced at one time

  • Read class materials orally

  • Teach strategies

  • 1:1 oral reminders

  • Auditory presentation

  • Support with visual materials

  • By-pass for written output

  • Check work in progress

  • Computer assisted instruction

  • Concrete examples

  • Display key vocabulary

  • Extra drill / practice

  • Facial clues / gestures

  • Highlight key words

  • Immediate feedback

  • Lecture notes provided

  • Manipulatives

  • Mimed clues

  • Mnemonics

  • Monitor assignment

  • Multi-sensory approach

  • Number line

  • Overlearning

  • Personalized examples

  • Pictures / charts

  • Preteach content

  • Provide models

  • Review directions

  • Review sessions for tests

  • Student restates information

  • Visual reinforcement

  • Visual reminders

  • Vocabulary word bank

  • Shorten assignments to focus on mastery of key concepts

  • Shorten spelling tests to focus on mastering the most functional words

  • Substitute alternatives for written assignments (posters, oral / taped or video presentations, projects, collages, etc.)

  • Other:

 

Pacing

  • Allow extra time for oral response

  • Allow extra time for written response

  • Oral instead of written response

  • Provide long-term self-paced projects

  • Allow student to dictate response

  • Allow breaks during work periods

  • Provide cues and prepare for transitions in activities

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