Resources Tagged With: accommodations

7 Things to Know About College Disability Services

If your child has had an IEP or a 504 plan in high school, you’ve been able to play a role in the process. You’ve had access to the people who are providing supports and services. And you’ve been able to monitor how well those supports are being implemented. Read more ›

Colleges & Careers: Deciding to Opt In or Out of High-Stakes Tests

For prospective students and professionals who want to pursue certain degrees and careers, high-stakes tests will often be necessary.

For those with a learning disability or another disability, testing accommodations are available. Accommodations that can be requested often include distraction-free rooms, extra time, assistive readers, use of a calculator, and more. The use of accommodations is kept confidential, so colleges and employers will not know if someone has a learning disability or used testing accommodations unless the individual discloses it. Read more ›

Why Asian American Kids Are Under-Diagnosed When It Comes to Learning Disabilities

Up to 20 percent of public school students are served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but only 7 percent of Asian Americans are, the lowest of any group. Read more ›

What Does Twice Exceptional Mean? Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Children with ADHD

“Twice exceptional” (2e) is the term used to describe intellectually gifted children with great potential for academic achievement who also have a learning disability or neurological challenge, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). Their exceptional intellectual abilities of 2e students are often masked or obscured by one or several conditions (or vice versa), making them one of the least recognized and supported populations. Read more ›

Managing a Mental Health Condition in College

College means new freedoms and new opportunities. Making the transition to college isn’t easy for anyone. Classes will be more difficult than high school and you have to plan ahead and motivate yourself to study. Plus you may have the new and stressful experience of living with a randomly-assigned roommate. All these things can impact your mental health. To make sure you succeed in college, know where to find support and how to put your best foot forward. Read more ›

Accommodations and Modifications Requests in the Age of COVID

A lot of students are struggling with school this year, says Jackie Wernz, a school attorney at Franczek PC in Chicago.

“Not because they necessarily have a disability, but because this whole system isn’t what we signed up for,” she explains. Read more ›

College Students With Learning Disabilities Are Asking For More Support. Will They Get It?

College students with learning disabilities experienced a sudden rupture of the status quo this spring when most of their courses moved online. Read more ›

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Classroom Accommodations for Dysgraphia

dysgraphia224Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. In children, the disorder generally emerges when they are first introduced to writing.

For kids with dysgraphia, the effort of writing can get in the way of learning. Here’s a look at some classroom accommodations from Understood.org that can help kids with writing issues. Read more ›