Teacher Tools Related to Instructional Accommodations

  • Presentation Instructional Accommodations
    Presentation accommodations allow students to access instruction in ways that do not require them to visually read standard print. These alternate modes of access include visual, tactile, auditory, and a combination of visual and auditory.
  • Response Instructional Accommodations
    Response accommodations allow students to complete assignments, tests, and activities in different ways or to solve or organize problems using some type of assistive device or organizer.
  • Timing and Scheduling Instructional Accommodations
    Timing and scheduling accommodations change the allowable length of time to complete assignments, tests, and activities, and may also change the way the time is organized.
  • Setting Instructional Accommodations
    Setting instructional accommodations change the location in which a student receives instruction or the conditions of an instructional setting in order to reduce distractions, receive distracting accommodations, or increase physical access.

Ideas to Assist Teachers, Parents, and Students with Instructional Accommodations

Developed by: 
Sandra J. Thompson, Ph.D.,
Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota


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