Strategies for accomodating

The bigger challenge is choosing the right accommodations and keeping track of which ones are most helpful.

Under federal law, kids with disabilities have the right to equal access to learning.

This means accommodations for their disabilities, which can include learning and attention issues.

If she has reading issues, she may struggle to learn history from a traditional textbook.

Fortunately, there are changes in the classroom—called accommodations—that can remove these barriers.

A modification changes your child is expected to know or learn.

In American history, for instance, a modification may be that a child only needs to learn half of the material in the textbook.Read on to learn more about what accommodations are and how they can help your child.Accommodations are changes that remove barriers and provide your child with equal access to learning. Have student sit close to the teacher and away from windows and doors. Provide foot rests, seat cushions or resistance bands on chair legs to help satisfy need to move and improve focus. (Learn about the difference between IEPs and 504 plans.) Just because an IEP or a 504 plan lists accommodations, however, doesn’t mean they’re always followed in the classroom. And it’s important to talk with your child about how the accommodations are working.