Why It's Important to Understand and Advocate Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students

accomodations dyslexia Mar 04, 2022

If you are in the world of dyslexia, then understanding and advocating for accommodations is part of the journey. Accommodations are essential for our children because they act as a bridge to access the curriculum.

Things like extra time, not marking off for spelling errors outside of a final draft, and not requiring reading aloud in front of peers are examples of some accommodations. While many people may not fully understand accommodations or how they work in the school and work setting, it is vital to address that they are tools and in no way unfair. Accommodations are not cheating or a crutch but a tool our students use to level the academic playing field and ensure equal learning access.

Accommodations change how students access information and show their knowledge, skills, and abilities. They act as a bridge to the curriculum. One common misunderstanding is that accommodations change the curriculum expectations and standards, which is not true.
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