Sometimes people use the words modifications and accommodations interchangeably, not realizing just how different they are. So how are they different and when do you use each of them? Find out more in this article.
The Differences Between Modifications and Accommodations
The following infographic will explain more about accommodations and modifications.
What’s the Big Deal? Why do you need to know the difference?
As a parent going into an IEP meeting, you should know some of the jargon that comes with writing an IEP. If they say your child will be provided with accommodations, that means that they plan to give your child the same curriculum as the same rate as their peers, but will ensure that things like adequate time to complete assignments and tests, testing in a separate room, or even read aloud on non-reading tests.
If they mention providing modifications, that means your child will receive different materials presented in a different way than his/her peers. Using the above infographic should help you notice the difference between the work.
I hope this guide was helpful to you. If you have further questions, please leave them in the comments section.