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The ABCís of Classroom Adaptations and Accommodations for SPD Children

Adapted from the ABCís of Classroom Adaptations and Accommodations
by Joyce Valerius, Chair, Special Education Curriculum Council, Cincinnati Public Schools.

  • Alphabet strip taped to studentís desk

  • Break long-range assignments into smaller ones

  • Checklists, Calculators and Computers

  • Dictate work or assignments to students

  • Examples of finished projects; Extend time for tests, projects and assignments

  • Flash cards; Frequent positive reinforcement and praise

  • Group cooperatively; Give clues; Graphic organizers

  • Highlight main ideas and/or specific words

  • Instruction given orally and in print

  • Journal writing could be drawings or dictations

  • Keep motivation and interest high

  • Large print for easier reading

  • Manipulatives and Models

  • Number lines; Notebooks; Note-takers

  • Oral reports; Overview or synopsis of reading selections

  • Paired reading; Peer tutors; Properly cover up excessive visual stimuli

  • Quiet spaces and work areas

  • Read tests, directions and assignments aloud; Read questions before reading passage

  • Rephrase after then Restate

  • Shorten assignments; Study guides

  • Tape text stories; Tests can be take-home or open-book; Tactile materials

  • Use a test format that requires little writing; Utilize overhead projector

  • Verbal responses to questions and tests; Vocabulary lists; Visual aids

  • Worksheets and tests Written in simplified formats

  • Xerox copies of assignments for home

  • ďYou can do itĒ should be often heard

  • Zero in on reinforcing concepts through hands-on activities and games

 


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