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

Accessibility Guidelines: Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment
This document addresses accommodation selection and accessibility decisions for instruction and statewide assessment. The action steps serve as a reference to guide the process of selecting, administering, and evaluating instructional accommodations for use by English Learners (ELs), students with disabilities, and EL students with disabilities. 
Publication Date: November 2021
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

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

Choosing Accessible Grade-Level Texts for Use in Inclusive Classrooms
Accessible texts promote comprehension through the use of adaptations that modify original print formats. This TIPS will outline considerations for choosing appropriate accessible grade-level texts for students with significant cognitive disabilities in inclusive classrooms.
Authors: Shawnee Wakeman, Deborah Taub, Holly Johnson, and Jacqui Kearns
Publication Date: May 2021
Publisher: University of Minnesota, TIES Center

Creating Accessible Grade-level Texts for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
This brief explains ways teachers can adapt the text and provide scaffolding to ensure each and every student is provided access and opportunity to meet grade-level learning expectations.
Authors: Shawnee Wakeman, Elizabeth Reyes, and Holly Johnson
Publication Date: May 2021
Publisher: University of Minnesota, TIES Center

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.

Homework in the Inclusive Classroom
This Ties Inclusive Practice Series TIPS sheet provides information and recommendations specifically relating to the collaborative educational team process for how to make homework successful for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in inclusive classrooms.
Amy Clausen, Kristin Liu, Elizabeth Reyes, and Shawnee Wakeman
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Minnesota, TIES Center

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

This free app is an adaptive program made specifically for students with dysgraphia and dyslexia. Students can use the touchscreen and keypad to set up and solve math problems then print or email the completed assignments.
Publisher: Division of Labor

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: 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: 2018
Publisher: CAST

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