Recently, I had the opportunity to join Beth Liesenfeld, The Parent Friendly OT who’s on a mission to demystify the IEP process, to talk about accommodations on her “Elevate Your Advocacy” podcast. As promised, I’ve put together a list of my favorite accommodations. These are game changers because they are easy for schools to implement and have a high impact on your child’s learning in math, reading, and writing.
Given that accommodations happen inside the general education classroom, they are the most consistently present aspect of many students’ IEP or 504. To that end, when parents can clearly identify specific instructional adjustments using language that teachers understand, it makes a real difference for children. If you weren’t able to catch the podcast and want to know the answer to any of the following questions, check it out here:
- What are accommodations and why are they important?
- Who is the person who implements the accommodations most often, and how can parents support them?
- Let’s give some examples by talking about some of Jenna’s favorite accommodations for reading.
- What are some of Jenna’s favorite accommodations for math?