READING and WRITING ACCOMMODATIONS
FOR STUDENTS WITH ATTENTION/BEHAVIOR CHALLENGES
Politely request or allow for the student to:
- Be seated in close proximity to the teacher or instructor.
- Have a second set of books for working at home.
- Use graph paper or other tools like the Reading Focus Card while doing math. These can help promote accurate placeholder work.
- Have the course and book content available via audiotape.
- Use a portable, hand-held spell checker (such as the Franklin Spelling Ace) for work with unknown words.
- Use interactive computer reading programs that require only a limited number of tasks at a time.
- Underline or highlight important key words in a set of directions BEFORE beginning an assignment or task.
- Fold a worksheet so that only a small amount of text or information is visible at one time. Using tools such as the Reading Focus Card can help as well.
- Have the opportunity to move to optional work areas with less distraction.
- Experience a variety of sensory learning techniques such as those from the use of a computer, tape recorder, overhead projector, and manipulatives.
- Use word processors or computers to complete written work.
- Kneel or stand by his desk (if needed), as long as it does not cause problems or distractions for others.
- Have access to a copy of a peer’s notes, especially after a lecture.
- Use very low-volume music (instrumental) or environmental sounds (seashore or other nature sounds) while doing independent work. At the same time, this can benefit other students as well; however, the individual student and/or teacher may prefer that headphones be used.
- Work cooperatively at times with other students as part of a "buddy" system of support.
- Using colored paper for all printed materials including worksheets, outlines, notes, etc. Experiment with pastel as well as bright shades. One particular color may produce the best results for a certain individual.
We design reading and learning tools
for persons of different ability levels, particularly in the areas of ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, some autism-spectrum disorders, and other conditions where focus is an issue.
Our Reading Focus Card
is a reading and study
tool that can benefit individuals challenged with tracking and focusing
. The Reading Focus Card
supports differentiated instruction. Its use can be demonstrated as part of a professional development workshop.
© 2008-2011 Brennan Innovators, LLC Reading Focus Card - U.S. Patent No. 7,565,759