Accommodations for Students with LD

National Center for Learning Disabilities
09 Jun, 2006

This article from the National Center for Learning Disabilities presents examples of accommodations that allow students with learning disabilities to show what they know without giving them an unfair advantage. The article answers four questions: What are accommodations?;  How does a child receive accommodations?; Should accommodations have an impact on how assignments are graded?; and, What if accommodations don't seem to be helping? Also addressed are categories of accommodations, such as how information is presented to the student, how the student can respond, timing of tests and lessons, the learning environment, and test scheduling.