List of Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations

 

What are Some Possible Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia?

Overall Teaching Accommodations:
  • Provide a consistent daily routine.
  • Make sure documents are well organized and are not too visually dense.
  • Preview new topics and review the vocabulary.
  • Review old topics to assure the retention of knowledge.

Executive Functioning Bundle

  • Use small group or one-to-one instruction.
  • Break projects into organized activities with clear expectations and deadlines.
  • Offer reminders to write down and turn in assignments.
  • Offer modified/reduced in-class and homework assignments.
  • Provide extended time for homework assignments.
  • Check for student understanding prior to assigning homework.
  • Offer a list of homework assignments that are accessible to the student as well as the parents.
  • Provide a foreign language substitution, waiver, or exemption.
  • Offer an additional set of textbooks for use at home.
  • Allow the use of a tablet or computer to take notes or complete assignments.
Listening/Reading  Accommodations:
  • Provide audiobooks through organizations such as RaziKids, Learning Alleyor Bookshare.
  • Provide a picture of directions and schedules.
  • Offer extra time when reading.
  • Shorten reading assignments.
  • Simplify directions and highlight keywords.
  • Provide oral directions, check for understanding, and repeat directions - if needed.

  • Offer a larger font with less content on each page.
  • Provide text to speech and technology.
  • Offer Orton-Gillingham based reading instruction.
  • Provide pre-exposures or advanced notice of reading assignments. 
  • Offer colored overlays
  • Provide highlighters to color code assignments and assessments 

 Spelling Accommodations:

  • Supply the use of a computer with a spell check or a hand-held spell check.
  • Do not penalize for incorrect spelling on classroom writing and tests.
  • Offer a spelling bank
  • Offer a reduced weekly spelling list
Writing  Accommodations:
  • Supply a copy of the teacher’s or another student’s notes. You can also provide notes with a few blanks for students to fill in.
  • Shorten writing assignments.
  • Offer a scribe for classroom writing assignments.

Writing Products

  • Allow the use of a tape recorder or a Smart Pen.
  • Provide a computer for written assignments and tests.
  • Provide assistive technology such as speech to text, word prediction, spell checkers and grammar checkers.
  • Do not deduct points due to sloppy writing.
  • Do not require the student to copy information.
Mathematics  Accommodations:
  • Allow the use of graph paper for lining up math problems.
  • Read word problems aloud and assist with tricky wording.

Math Products

  • Allow the use of math manipulatives and colored markers.
  • Provide the use of a calculator or a multiplication chart.
Test Taking  Accommodations:
  • Grant time and a half or double testing time.
  • Offer to test in a distraction-free location.
  • Avoid scantrons and allow the student to write directly on the test.
  • Simplify and reword questions on language loaded tests.
  • Provide short breaks when needed.
  • Permit the use of a calculator during testing.
  • Provide a word bank. 
  • Provide a scribe during tests.
  • Allow the student to demonstrate mastery of content by answering oral questions.

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