ERIC Number: ED473735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities in Vocational Education and Adult General Education.
This manual is a guide to providing accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities enrolled in vocational and adult general education programs in Florida. The first chapter briefly describes the programs available to students with disabilities, explains the difference between "accommodations" and "modifications," and discusses issues of legal compliance, eligibility, and the decision-making process. The second chapter describes instructional strategies for various groups including needs assessment, classroom organization, teaching techniques, and assessment practices (including accommodations, alternate assessment procedures, and exemptions). Chapter 3, on accommodations, examines general factors, assistive technology options, instruction and assessment (by subject area), accommodations in the learning and work environment, and accommodations in job requirements. The following chapter addresses the use of modifications including the impact of modifications and use of modified occupational completion points. The fifth chapter offers guidance for getting started in providing accommodations and modifications. Appendices include excerpts from State Board of Education Rules and a list of resources. (Contains 38 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adult Basic Education, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Florida State Dept. of Education, Clearinghouse Information Center, Rm. 628 Turlington Bldg., 325 W. Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-488-1879; Fax: 850-487-2679; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.firn.edu/doe/commhouse.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Note: Developed through the Panhandle Are Educational Consortium/Washington County School Board funded by the State of Florida, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, through federal services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.