Understanding Accommodations vs. Modifications
Accommodations: Changes that help students work around their disability, without altering what is taught.
Modifications: Alterations to the curriculum or expectations, changing the level or content of work.
List of Possible Accommodations
Extended time for assignments and tests.
Preferential seating to minimize distractions.
Oral testing options.
Read-aloud or audiobook options for assignments.
Assistive technology like speech-to-text software.
Alternative assignment formats (videos, audio recordings).
Use of visual aids and graphic organizers.
Breaks during tasks.
Simplified written instructions.
(... and 22 more accommodations listed in the video ...)
List of Possible Modifications
Abbreviated assignments to demonstrate concept understanding.
Multisensory instruction techniques.
Specialized reading materials designed for dyslexic readers.
Chunking information into manageable parts.
Reduced homework load.
Explicit teaching of decoding strategies.
Provision of summaries for lengthy reading materials.
(... and 10 more modifications listed in the video ...)
Creating an effective IEP for a student with dyslexia involves a careful balance of accommodations and modifications. This video aims to guide parents and teachers in selecting the right supports to enhance learning outcomes for students with dyslexia, ultimately leading to their long-term success.
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