Accommodations vs Modifications

Accommodations- can be defined as to make fit and is similar to to adaptation. Changes to the classroom structure can be organizationally and or instructional that allows a student to participate. Instruction can be an alteration to curriculum format or the addition of equipment which provides a student with access to content and or to complete assigned tasks in stride with their classmates.

Examples of Accommodations: Computer text to speech (dyslexia, visually impaired). Extended time to complete tasks. Frequent breaks, enlarged print and the possible rearrangement of the physical environment.

Modifications - are a change in the curriculum.

Examples- reduction in assignments, lower level reading , and alternative assessments.

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