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ERIC Number: ED458752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodations and Modifications: What Parents Need To Know = Facilidades y modificaciones: Lo que los padres necesitan saber.
Beech, Marty
This English-Spanish language booklet is designed to help parents understand two important features of special education services, accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities. Examples of accommodations and modifications are provided, federal laws requiring schools to provide accommodations and modifications are cited, and eligibility is explained. Information is also provided on how decisions are made for children with disabilities and written in Individualized Education Programs. Section 2 of the booklet provides examples of accommodations for a variety of learning problems, including examples of assistive technology. Accommodations are listed for students with disabilities who are having difficulty reading, students with disabilities who have difficulty maintaining attention, following ideas, and interpreting information, and students with disabilities who have problems with learning mathematical concepts and processes. Accommodations are also listed for students who have difficulties for specific kinds of classroom assignments, including problems with written assignments and assessments, with following instructions, with completing assignments, with organization, and with taking tests. The third section focuses on modifications to course requirements, curriculum expectations, and alternate assessments. The final section emphasizes the importance of teacher and parent collaboration and the need to monitor the impact of any accommodation or modification. (CR)
Clearinghouse/Information Center, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Florida Dept. of Education, Room 622, Turlington Building, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-488-1879; Fax: 850-487-2679; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: EnglishSpanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.; Florida Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Tallahassee.