I have a teen who has dyslexia and has an IEP in public school. My child is getting straight A's and B's in all classes, except for Spanish. I am struggling with the school to implement the correct accommodations for Spanish, as well as to provide my son with the accommodations that are in his IEP. I am looking to get some ideas for other accommodations to make him successful to at least get a C in the class. He gets all A's on his coursework but fails every single assessment.

These are the accommodations he currently has for Spanish:
  1. Tests read aloud
  2. Copy of teacher notes
  3. Use of notes in Spanish
  4. Redo assessments that are failing

I know that I am going to be asking the school to add some additional accommodations, such as:
  1. Extra time on assessments
  2. Notes in Spanish on formative/summative
  3. Grades lower than 50% will be counted as 50% instead of a zero

Is there any other accommodation that will help him?

Dr. Pierson's Response: 

As you know, given that dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder, our students can have a tough time learning a foreign language -- in part because they are already having a tough time in their native language. I don't have any other suggestions in regard to accommodations. It seems like you've hit the most useful ones for our students with dyslexia.

Here is some information we have on the website.

And these tips from a Spanish teacher might be helpful.

And here is a response I wrote that made give food for thought and some helpful links.

Overall, I think you are on the right path with those accommodations. Let me know if you have other questions.

Best of luck to him!