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1 accandmod

  1. 1. Helping All Students Learn ACCOMMODATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS
  2. 2. Individual Education Program The Individualized Education Program, (IEP) is a written document that is developed for each public school student who is eligible for Special Education.
  3. 3. An IEP Includes: Appropriate Accommodations and Modifications, supplementary aids and services to be provided to the students. Supplementary aids and Services allow different instructional designs to support students with disabilities in general education classroom.
  4. 4. Supplementary Aids and Services Includes provision of related services, assignment of an Instructional Assistant to class, providing adaptive materials, making accommodations, providing curricular modifications.
  5. 5. Accommodations Do not substantially change the instructional level, content or performance criteria.  Minimal adaptations or changes  Focus on student strengths while addressing learning needs
  6. 6. Accommodations Involves adapting instructional strategies  Materials  Manner of presentation  Grouping  Format
  7. 7. Accommodations Involves adapting classroom environment  Seating Arrangement  Lighting  Sound
  8. 8. Accommodations Change how student accesses information and demonstrates learning Examples:  Books on tape - Graphic organizers  Large print books - Prewritten notes/ study guides  Braille  Instructional Assistant in classroom  Highlighted reading material
  9. 9. Accommodations Consultation- describes when adults will consult regarding student- includes who, when, & what Example  General and special educators will consult for 20 minutes per week regarding modifying science assignments and tests.
  10. 10. Modifications May change the instructional level, content and/or performance criteria. Change what a student is expected to learn and how the student will demonstrate achievement when participating in general curriculum.
  11. 11. Modifications When accommodations are ineffective in allowing student to participate in general education curriculum, modifications are greater more extensive changes that SIGIFICANTLY alter the scope or content.
  12. 12. Modifications Examples:  The assignments or unit for study is reduced in scope and size.  Change in how student is tested (word bank, multiple choice instead of fill in the bland answers, Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) choices, etc.)  Projects substituted for written reports
  13. 13. Selecting AppropriateAccommodations and Modifications Considerations in selecting appropriate accommodations and modifications for students:  Strengths/ weaknesses  Potential problem areas  Areas that need substantial support  Areas with little need of assistance  Preferred classroom assignments  Learning style/ Multiple intelligence
  14. 14. Can You Tell? Is this an accommodation or modification?  Books on tape  Computer/Keyboard  Completing two science units instead of four  Instruction Assistant in the classroom  Off-level testing
  15. 15. 3-2-1 Name 3 things you learned about accommodations and modifications. Name 2 ways accommodations and modifications can be incorporated into the classroom for all. Name 1 way you can incorporate accommodations and modifications into your teaching.
  16. 16. THANK YOU For you time and all you do to help students be successful in your classes.All our best from your colleagues in Special Education- Kendall McGregor (CPT-Autism) Rena Haberfeld (SDC-LH) Diane Wesley (RSP- LH) Steve Faelz (SDC-ED) Kellie Chiodo (RSP-LH) Kathy Berkowitz (Autism Inclusion)

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