In order for special education students to remain in a mainstream classroom setting, their IEP’s must contain at least one of two items: accommodations and modifications. Accommodations are supports the classroom teachers provide to help students access the curriculum in the classroom. An example of this would be listening to an audio book instead of reading a book the rest of the class is reading. Modifications involve adjusting the child’s curriculum. An example would be making assignments easier when a student is behind at a lower level than the rest of the class.
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