Having a language-based learning disorder can present unique challenges for students in the classroom. However, with the right accommodations, students with these challenges can excel in their academic pursuits. Here are the top 10 accommodations that you should request for your student with a language-based learning disorder:
Students with language-based learning disorders often benefit from sitting near the front of the classroom, or away from distractions, to better hear and process information.
Extended time on tests and assignments
Allowing students extra time to complete assignments and tests can alleviate stress and allow for more thorough understanding and completion of the task at hand.
Audio recordings of lectures
Recording lectures can help students with language-based learning disorders to better process and retain information, as they can listen to the lecture multiple times if needed.
Use of assistive technology
Assistive technology such as text-to-speech software or speech-to-text software can help students with language-based learning disorders to better access and understand information.
Visual aids such as diagrams, pictures, and graphs can help students to better understand complex information and retain it more effectively.
Students with language-based learning disorders may struggle with taking notes during lectures. Providing note-taking assistance, such as a copy of lecture notes, can help these students to better understand and retain the information presented.
Use of a calculator
Students with language-based learning disorders may struggle with mathematical calculations. Allowing the use of a calculator can help these students to better understand and complete mathematical tasks.
Providing a reduced workload can help alleviate stress and allow students to focus on the most important tasks at hand.
Breaks during class or testing
Students with language-based learning disorders may benefit from short breaks during class or testing to alleviate stress and refocus their attention.
Providing one-on-one instruction or tutoring can help students with language-based learning disorders to better understand and retain information in a more individualized setting.
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