Author: Sandra Rief
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
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Federal law—Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973— requires all schools receiving federal financial assistance to ensure that students with qualifying disabilities have equal opportunity as non-disabled students to participate in all the academic, nonacademic, and extracurricular activities the school has to offer. Section 504 accommodations, which are developed by a school team and documented in a written Section 504 plan, include adaptations, supports, and modifications that are designed to help students with disabilities access the curriculum and all school programs in the least restrictive environment (LRE). In this new and expanded second edition of Section 504: Classroom Accommodations, Sandra Rief presents dozens of effective and reasonable accommodations, organized by behavioral, learning and academic areas, which may be considered in the development of a student’s 504 plan. Practical suggestions for 504 accommodations are made in the areas of Attention and focusWork production and outputPlanning and organizingTime awareness and managementListening, recall and following directionsTest takingBehaviorAcademic areas Since under Section 504 students may also receive a variety of services and supports by providers other than classroom teachers, this guide also describes practical, easy-to-use accommodations for speech/language, occupational or physical therapists.