Some students need help in the classroom because of a special need; this is called accommodation. For example, a child with a vision problem might need larger text. A child with a reading disability might need more time to complete a test. A child with a problem processing sound might benefit from sitting at the front of the classroom. Accommodations are spelled out in the individualized education program.

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