A student with disabilities may need certain accommodations in the classroom such as extra time on exams, assistance with note-taking, or dictating an essay orally. If you’re wondering which accommodations are appropriate for you, and how these accommodations will affect your performance in the classroom, we have a must-read piece for you!
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 along with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) required that schools not only teach the same curriculum to all students, including those with disabilities, but also that all students be held to the same high standards. While this has led to increased participation in the learning environment for individuals with disabilities, a welcome change, it has also created problems for some students who struggle to keep up with the same work loads of their peers. This is where classroom accommodations can become a huge advantage for students in knocking down those barriers.
It’s not always easy to know which accommodations you may need, and which you are entitled to. To learn more about classroom accommodations, visit our Self-Advocacy page.
More on Classroom Accommodations
- Read Melana Zyla Vickers's Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities: ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia.
- Read Understood.org's piece My Child’s Friends Think He’s “Cheating” Because He Gets Extra Time on Tests.