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Inclusive Education Project Podcast

Jun 19, 2018

While applying accommodations and modifications to help a child with learning or attention issues in school might seem appropriate, in many situations, they don’t necessarily help that child. For many children, these accommodations or modifications are not addressing the underlying deficit and are simply applying a band-aid on your child’s potential.

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What We Discuss in this Episode:

  • What is an accommodation vs. a modification?
  • Why it’s important to understand the purpose behind a modification or an accommodation
  • Often times, support in the form of an accommodation or modification merely assists the child in getting through a test but not necessarily getting through the learning of the material
  • Changing the learning environment can help a child learn in different ways
  • Even with an aid assisting during a lesson, the child might not learn since they’re simply responding to cues from the aid but they’re not actually learning the material
  • The goal, even with an aid, accommodations, or modifications, is to help a child learn the material so that he/she can apply what they’ve learned independently
  • Will intensive intervention programs help with closing the learning gap?
  • What should be included in the accommodations section of the IEP?
  • The purpose of an IEP is to provide a child who wants to go to college with the support and preparation that will allow him/her to be able to function on their own in that setting

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