To be fair to me, I’ve worked in Special Education for the past 21 years, in 7 countries, and I’ve seen ‘preferred seating’ and ‘preferential seating’ when listing accommodations. This post describes why ‘preferential seating’ makes the most sense once I sat down and thought about it. … More Is PREFERRED SEATING an Accommodation?
What is working memory? This is something I always think I know, but then can’t give the best definition in my head when it comes up. Or can’t come up with good accommodations off the top of the head when trying to help a student. So when I came to a new school recently and … More WORKING MEMORY: What it is and how you can Support it in the Classroom
Self-advocacy and Self-Determination is a big thing we focus on when working with students with special needs. And helping students learn about their accommodations and take ownership is a big way to help towards the bigger objective of helping to develop self-determination. … More Developing Self-Advocacy Skills: Starting with Student’s Accommodations
The Break Pass or Allow Breaks accommodation pops up in many IEPs, but you don’t always see it implemented in the day to day. This article outlines how I have used it with some students on my caseload. … More The “Break Pass” IEP Accommodation