Retaking Tests | Why IEP Teams Should Rethink this Accommodation

Retaking Tests | Why IEP Teams Should Rethink this Accommodation

Retaking Tests Accommodation Allowing a student to retake a test is a very common IEP accommodation. And, at first glance, it seems like a reasonable one. Reasonable? Sure. Helpful….mmm, not so sure. Last week I completed a post about extended time on tests. This accommodation goes with that one, and both are seen together, frequently,…

How do I get Shortened School Days with an IEP or 504 plan?

How do I get Shortened School Days with an IEP or 504 plan?

Modified School Days and IEPs If your child has an IEP or 504, can they get a shortened school day or modified school schedule as an accommodation? The short answer is yes. But, it’s not a simple yes/no question. There are many considerations for the IEP team to discuss to ensure that your child still…

My child won’t wear a mask | School and IEP Accommodations | Ideas

My child won’t wear a mask | School and IEP Accommodations | Ideas

Getting your Disabled Child to Wear a Mask If I had a nickel for “Well, just have him wear a mask!” I’d be rich. Am I right? Actually, we’ve been working on ‘wearing a mask’ for about two months. And we are now to the point where he will hold it in his hand for…

What’s the Difference between IEP Accommodations and Modifications? | Examples

What’s the Difference between IEP Accommodations and Modifications? | Examples

Special Education Accommodations Special Education Accommodations, Modifications and Supports/Services: All three of those are a huge concern for parents. I know this because it’s often one of the first sections you turn to when you are handed a new draft IEP. On most IEPs, you will find this section after the IEP goals section. On…