By registering as a student in need of special testing accommodations, your student may be able to utilize one, some, or all, of the following sample provisions, as necessary:
- Be seated in the seat closest to the door, to facilitate quick and discreet room exits;
- Be permitted unlimited bathroom breaks;
- Be permitted to use the closest bathroom, even if it is a faculty rest room
- Have the testing clock stopped for him/her during bathroom breaks;
- Be allowed to have a water bottle at his/her desk
- Be tested individually, on an alternate day, or other appropriate testing arrangement on a case-by-case basis (i.e.: students suffers from severe joint pain/cramping/diarrhea in the AM; which routinely clears by early afternoon)
- Not be penalized, or have his/her score counted, if he/she becomes ill while test taking.
Advocating for your child with IBD - and, college students, this article is for you, as well - by taking a prepared, proactive approach to recognizing potential challenges in the school setting, can significantly reduce or remove barriers to a positive educational experience.
School & the "IBD Challenged" Student: Useful Resources
Center for Law and Education - The CLE strives to make the right of all students to quality education a reality throughout the nation and to help enable communites to address their own public education problems effectively.
Council of Educators of Students with Disabilites - Formerly known as TACHO, the Council of Educators is dedicated to providing information and training to assist educators in complying with federal laws protecting students with disabilities.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disability and Gifted Education - Gathers and disseminates professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilites and/or who are gifted.
Federation for Children with Special Needs - Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.