IEP Planning: Accommodations & Modifications

The difference between success and failure for students with LD and ADHD often comes down to how effectively the curriculum is adapted to individual needs. Accommodations and modifications are the tools used by the IEP team to achieve that end.… Read the rest

Are You Ready for Your IEP Meeting?

Although it may not feel like Spring in your neck of the woods, warmer days are just around the corner. With Spring comes that annual rite of passage—and no, I’m not talking about Easter egg hunts. I’m talking about IEP… Read the rest

The IEP: A Primer for Parents New to the Process

As a parent of a child with LD or ADHD, it is your responsibility to partner with your child’s school in planning his education. In fact, the law empowers you to be a vital part of his special education process,… Read the rest

Examples of Accommodations & Modifications

Program accommodations and modifications are available to children who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. General Accommodations: Large print textbooks Textbooks for at-home use Additional time for assignments A locker with adapted lock Review of… Read the rest

Who Should Be On Your Child’s IEP Team?

Federal law specifies the participants that are to be involved in developing an Individual Education Program (IEP) for students with learning disabilities or ADHD. Each member of the IEP team (sometimes referred to as the Planning and Placement Team or… Read the rest