Accommodations and Self-Advocacy
I recently got an email with this question?
I have a child that is in middle school. The teachers this year don't know anything about dyslexia. The accommodations that worked for the last two years were not implemented in the IEP (Individual Education Plan). Instead the teachers are not giving extra time, any pull out assistance, or modifications to vocabulary tests. These are all accommodations that my child has benefited from in the past.
Also, my child doesn't want to be different from the other students including taking tests differently, getting reduced work, etc. Do you have any suggestions?
There are two things at play in this questions:
First, are schools required to keep using accommodations or are accommodations the job of the student. Second, at what point is the school, "off the hook" because a student won't self advocate for him or herself?
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