10 Must-Know Terms for Parenting a Child With ADHD

by Amanda Page Editor

Accommodation

An accommodation is a change to procedures used in the classroom or in the school. Children with ADHD often receive accommodations such as extra time to take tests, seating in the front of the classroom, having a classroom assistant tasks, receiving study guides prior to tests and implementing positive reinforcement programs.

Modification

Modifications are changes in the classroom or to the curriculum to help a child with disabilities. Examples of modifications include simplifying lessons, reducing reading levels or adjusting grading to weighted grading. Most children with ADHD receive accommodations rather than modifications.

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