Here are the kinds of things you can ask your teen’s teachers and school to do, if needed, to make it easier for him to learn and achieve:
• Use a tape recorder in the classroom
• Use another student’s or the teacher’s notes
• Use a computer or typewriter.
• Extended time to take test (including PSAT and SAT tests)
• Take test in quiet area
• Have test read to him
• Take test orally.
• Use textbooks-on-tape
• Have an extra set of books at home
• Use a calculator or dictionary in class
• Be allowed more time to get from class to class
• Be seated in front of class.
Such accommodations are often included in the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) which schools are required by law to develop for children with disabilities.
If you think your teen needs special help, don’t hesitate to ask for it.
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