Examples of Good Accommodations

Reading Test Adaptations

Use Word Banks on fill-in-the-blank tests:

list choices vertically
single page
limited number of answers
underline key words
short sentences
long lines to matching

1. It is easier for students with visual problems to read a list when you ______ instead of running across the page.

2. Some students cannot handle processing multiple choices, so you need to adapt the test with a ____________.

3. Long sentences are more difficult to process, so some students need instruction and testing with ____________.

4. Young children and ADD students are more easily motivated when assignments are on a __________.

5. You can help reading comprehension when you _______________.

6. You should not ask students with visual or motor problems to draw ___________ questions and answers.

Math Adaptations

1. Use blocks to help keep work straight. Make sure they have enough space.

+ 5
+ 4
+ 3
+ 4  

2. Use highlighting to help keep columns aligned.


           x 40

3. Give an example to keep alongside homework – remember that generalizing one problem to a new one may not come naturally.

4. Have students do the same problem multiple times so they learn the STEPS instead of the numbers.

5. LET them use a times (X) chart if they must! It reinforces the answers every time they do! This helps with multiplication and division.

6. Use a file card with a diagonal arrow in the lower right corner to navigate times charts. Position the card to the left of the column containing the multiplier; position it above the row with the multiplicand. (The other columns reveal lowest term fractions if you use it correctly.)

7. Arrange worksheets by grouping problems with the same arithmetic signs (e.g., plus, minus). If books are not done that way, help your child arrange his work sheet to do it that way and leave spaces for those skipped. Use rulers to help maintain clean visual lines.