Accommodations are something that should be happening in classrooms every day. Yet, a lot of the time we only accommodate for those students with documented disabilities.
In this episode, we explore accommodations and how it can lead to greater student success. More importantly, we explore how accommodations happen every day in the real world.
I’ve known this since I got my start in education, but was recently reminded how we can make accommodations thanks to Audrey, my recently disabled dachshund.
Audrey and Wrigley
Audrey (the black dachshund) turned 15 in April 2019. She was the last one of her litter when we got her. She joined our family before our children when Jennifer and I lived in Rochester, MN. Wrigley just turned 11 in March 2019. We got him from Southern Illinois when we lived in Central Illinois. Little did we know seven years later we would move to beautiful Southern Illinois and be less than 30 minutes from where he was born.
Resources from this episode:
- Visit https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/educational-strategies/the-difference-between-accommodations-and-modifications to learn more about accommodations in the classroom. They also have a great video on the difference between accommodations and modifications.
- I also talked about resistance bands for the legs of chairs. Check them out here.