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Section 4

ak dept education

special ed handbook
SECTION 4
INFORMATION REGARDING SECTION 504

Intervention Accommodations for Handwriting
By Judy Marquette and CISC

Method AccommodationsMaterial AccommodationsAccommodations Technologies
Peer support
Different kinds of paper
Different colors of paper
Different line/spacing/line colors
Tape paper to the desk
Chalk board practice

Instructional Strategies:
Tracing exercises
Talk through letter formation
Walk through letter formation
Write letters in the air
Dot-to-dot
Multi-modality instruction

Modifications:
Adapt tests to fill in the blanks
Use multiple choice or true/false
Provide additional time
Shorten assignments
Photocopy notes, etc.
Different writing implements
Paper position
Student position
Avoid using short pencils
Peer dictation
Cross-age tutoring

Modifications:
Allow more time for completion
Reduce number of words

Instructional Strategies:
Paired word associations
Self-verbalization
Imagery
Mnemonic devices
Multi-modality instruction
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring
"Word wall" of common words
Spelling word booklet
Problem word lists
Word banks
Enlarge worksheets
Enlarge reading material
Worksheets free of blotches/streaks
Change font on worksheets/test
Double space worksheets/tests
Use wide margins on worksheets
Use different colors of paper
Change lighting
Different line spacing/color
Darker lines on paper
Raised lines on paper
Limit amount of info on a page
Use finger-for spacing strategy
Peer support
Multi-modality instruction

Modifications:
Extra time for completion
Shorten assignments
Simplify text
Highlight key concepts
Provide chapter outlines

Instructional Strategies:
Story frame
Before, during, after
Echo reading
Use positive approach
Story mapping
Vary approach
Multi-modality instruction
Information organizer
Structured study guides
What-you-need-to-know chart
Study carrel
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring

Modifications:
Extra time for completion
Shorten assignments

Instructional Strategies:
Utilize content outlines
Webbing strategies
Process writing strategies
Writing/story starters
Use positive approaches
Study carrel
Formulate sentences aloud
Use finger-for-spacing strategy
Color coding strategies
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring
Bulletin board schedule
Pocket schedule
Schedule in notebook
Appointment book
Assignment sheets
Reminder cards
Strategies to keep workspace clear
Strategies to organize desk
Study carrel for individual work
Color coding strategies
Peer support
Cross-age support
Homework journal
Structured study guides
Post signs and label areas in room
Tape a schedule on the desk
Reduce the number of problems
Eliminate the need to copy problems
Enlarge worksheets
Avoid mixing signs on a page
Provide more time for completion
Graph paper
Raised number lines
Large number lines
Life-sized number lines
Mnemonic devices
2-finger counting aids
Instructional Strategies:
Multi-modality instruction
Computational aids
Color coding strategies
Green marker to start/red to stop
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring
Peer support
Pencil holders/grips
Large/primary pencils
Jumbo crayons
Markers
Grease pencils
Acetate sheets
Transparency markers
Paper stabilizers
Arm stabilizer/arm guide
Light pen
Dycem for positioning
Tactile letters
Stencils/templates
Clipboards
Tracing paper
Electric eraser
Correction tape/pen/fluid
Rubber name stamp
Other rubber stamps
Bingo blotter to make selections
Labels/stickers with names
Automatic number stamp
Highlighters
Easel
Slant board/wedge
Personal chalkboard
Flash cards
Magnetic board and letters
Flannel board and letters
Rubber word stamps
Rubber letter stamps
Peer support
Highlighters
Personal chalkboard
Pocket dictionary
3-ring notebook dictionary
Magnifying glass
Magnifying bars
Page magnifiers
Slant boards
Easel
Paper holders
Workstation copy holder
Stencils
Rulers
Colored acetate sheets
Colored stickers for visual cues
Post-It tape flags
Peer support
Highlighter
Word window
Line marker
Anti-glare shield on pages
Magnifying bars
Page magnifiers
Colored acetate
Word window
Flash cards
Letter cards
Word cards
Sentence cards
Tactile letters and words
Magnetic board and letters
Felt board and letters/words
Colored paper clips to mark pages
Notebook tabs
Post-It tape flags
Peer support
Highlighter
Note cards
Word cards
Sentence cards
Clipboards
Pocket dictionary
Pocket thesaurus
Peer support
Highlighter
Pocket organizer/planner
Personal organizer
Clipboards
Stapler
Peer support
Sticky notes for reminders
Notebook tabs
Post-It tape flags
Colored paper clips
Highlighter
Storage cubicles
Abacus
Counter spools, buttons, etc.
Containers for counters
Manipulatives
Flash cards
Set cards
Flannel board and numbers
Tactile numbers/signs
Automatic number stamp
Peer support
Highlighter
Personal chalkboard
Number facts chart
Typewriter:
Peer support
Typing/keyboarding instruction
Positioning device
Positioning student
Arm stabilization
Wrist rests
Movable/stationary custom keyguard
Correction tape/pen/fluid

Word Processors:
Peer support
Typing/keyboarding instruction
Portable/stationary preferences
Lightweight options
Down linking to computer
Positioning device
Positioning student
Arm stabilization
Wrist rest
Movable/stationary custom keyguard
Cross-age tutoring
Tape recorder
Electronic pocket spell checker
Electronic dictionary
Language Master
Speaking Language Master
Spelling Ace/Spell Master

Word Processor:
Spell checker
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring
Typing/keyboarding instruction
Mini book light
Other additional lighting

Typewriter:
Positioning device
Positioning student
Key labels
Enlarge text output
Change fonts
Lighting issues
Colored paper
Correction tape, pen, fluid
Typing/keyboarding instr.
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring

Word Processor:
Positioning device
Positioning student
Key labels
Portable/stationary preferences
Lightweight options
Down linking to computer
Enlarge text
Change font
Colored paper
Peer support
Cross-age tutoring
Typing/keyboarding instr.
Digital Book System
Tape recorder
"Books on Tape" Program
Record books/reading material
Headphones
Language Master
Speaking Language Master
Word Master
Electronic dictionary
Tape record thoughts before writing
Tape record story to proofread
Headphones
Electronic dictionary
Electronic thesaurus
Word Master
Speaking Dictionary Companion
Electric eraser
Electronic memo/schedule masters
Electronic pocket organizer/planner
Schedule assignments on tape
Digital diary
Electric stapler
Hand-held calculator
Calculator with printout
Talking calculator
Language Master + Math
Tape recorder
Counting
Basic facts
Multiplication tables
Combinations
Formulas

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