Accomodating in the general education classroom dating ready to move on
– A – Accommodations: MY STUDENTS NEED ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ADHD Mari: I’m a regular ed teacher.I have two students that need accommodations for ADHD.Sandy: Good grades are NO reason to deny a 504, especially when accommodations are already being offered.Push for the official 504-tell them you want it for use with ACT/SAT, college, etc. If they refuse, you can request a special education evaluation under IDEA and 504, which will take them more time and effort than simply giving you a 504. Accommodations: ACCOMMODATIONS NOT VALID IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Emily: At my sons 3 year reevaluation the fairly prestigious school he attends advised that his paper pencil accommodation (listed on his IEP since 3rd grade) for state testing was no longer valid now that he is in middle school.They should have a district policy or state rule to show you what supports their statement.You can request a Prior Written Notice from them explaining why they cannot, or will not do this.His school does not want him to have a 504 because he he gets good grades even though they have made unofficial accommodations; whereas we and his health providers believe we should make those accommodations official (such as reduced workload when overwhelmed and flexible scheduling).It sounds like they are going to refuse us, what are our options?
Whatever the reason, the Team should discuss whether a new testing accommodation is needed (the testing manual can be helpful for this).Accommodations: OHI-SPED Gina: My daughter is currently under the 504 plan for OHI however we are needing a bit more help other than the current accommodations. JG: Gina – If you think the 504 plan is not meeting her needs but *could* be revised to meet her needs, you can ask the school to do so.You can also ask them to reevaluate her, so they have current information about her needs (Section 504 requires periodic reevaluation).His documented disability is aspergers syndrome and he has a documented delay in processing.Parent advocate is also telling me that I can‚Äôt do anything about it.
One potential reason I can think of is the use of that accommodation on statewide standardized testing.