Accommodations Modifications
 


About UDL
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that can be customized and adjusted for the individual needs of every student.
Publisher: CAST

Accessing the General Education Curriculum: Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities
This module highlights classroom considerations that promote access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities.
Publisher: The IRIS Center

Accommodation Guidelines: Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment
This manual is divided into sections to address the topics of accommodation selection and use in instruction and as they pertain to specific state assessments.
Publication Date: July 2017
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education


Accommodations and Modifications: Wait, they’re not the same?
Accommodations and modifications are terms that tend to be misused interchangeably. This article clarifies the difference between providing a modification and an accommodation.
Authors: Kori Hamilton and Elizabeth Kessler
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Accommodations Bibliography
This website allows users to perform a basic search for specific accommodation research studies with summaries of information on the accommodation, participants, and major findings of the study. 
Publication Date: Updated May 2013
Publisher: National Center on Educational Outcomes

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in High School 
This brief examines the issue that fewer students with disabilities in high schools use accommodations than students with disabilities in elementary schools. 
Author: Martha Thurlow 
Publication Date: 2002 Publisher: OSEP Ideas that Work, U. S. Office of Special Education Programs

Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities 
This updated manual addresses new policy issues related to technology-based platforms and explains a five-step process to use for instructional and assessment accommodations for students with disabilities.
Authors: Sandra J. Thompson, Amanda B. Morse, Michael Sharpe, and Sharon Hall 
Publication Date: 2011 Third Addition
Publishers: Assessing Special Education Students and State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards 

Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library
A wide variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software and professional development materials are available free of charge to Arizona school personnel.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Dispelling the Myths of Inclusive Education
The purpose of this document is to share and dispel several common myths about inclusive education for students with disabilities.
Publication Date: Spring 2014
Publisher: TASH

Frequently Asked Questions About Inclusive Education
This document answers questions regarding inclusive practices in education.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Stetson & Associates, Inc.

How to Adapt Your Teaching Strategies to Student Needs
This article includes good teaching strategies that help to take the mystery out of adapting materials and instruction for curriculum areas in order to accommodate special needs students. 
Author: Kathleen Bulloch
Publisher: Reading Rockets

Instructing Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Education Classroom
This chapter describes inclusion models and provides suggestions for effective practices for increasing learning for all students when students with high-incidence disabilities are included in the general education classroom.
Authors: Sharon Vaughn, Jeanne Shay Schumm, and James W. Forgan
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Providing Access to Textbooks and Core Instructional Materials for Students with Print Disabilities
This chart illustrates a comparison of the federal law regarding access to instructional materials with Arizona’s law for accessibility to textbooks and instructional material. 
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education


Six Things You Might Not Know about IEPs
This article is for all teachers and contains six aspects of the IEP intended to support your students’ learning.
Author: Elaine Mulligan
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students
This article is intended to help teachers and others find information that can guide them in making appropriate changes in the classroom based on what their students need.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources
Each guideline includes examples and resources that clarify what is meant by each of the UDL
checkpoints and gives teachers ideas of ways to implement UDL in their classrooms.
Publication Date: June 2014
Publisher: National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Why Do Professionals Refer Parents of Children with Disabilities to Raising Special Kids?
Raising Special Kids, Arizona’s Parent Training and Information Center, provides free support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children. Information includes how to refer a family, what to expect after a referral, and training opportunities.
Publisher: Raising Special Kids

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