Slide 24: EXAMPLE - Supplementary Aids and Services, Program Modifications and Accommodations
The next section of the IEP provides space for documentation of recommendations for supplementary aids and services, program modifications, and accommodations.
Supplementary aids and services means aids, services and other supports to enable students with disabilities to be educated with nondisabled students to the maximum extent appropriate in the least restrictive environment. Examples include a note taker; assignment of paraprofessional staff (or a one-to-one teacher aide or assistant) or study guide outlines of key concepts.
Program modifications may be used to describe a change in the curriculum or measurement of learning, for example, when a student with a disability is unable to comprehend all of the content an instructor is teaching. Examples include reduced number of assignments or alternate grading system.
Accommodations are adjustments to the environment, instruction or materials that allow a student with a disability to access the content or complete assigned tasks. Accommodations do not alter what is being taught. Examples include instructional materials in alternative format such as large print or Braille, fewer items on each page or extra time to complete tasks.
This slide shows an example of how supplementary aids and services, program modifications and accommodations can be documented in an IEP.