When they do not meet the specific needs of a child, they can be adapted or expanded to accommodate that child's individual needs.
The purpose of an adaptation is to assist children in compensating for intellectual, physical or behavioral challenges.
Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.
For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at JAN.org/soar.
Some of these techniques, such as paired and cooperative learning and hands-on instruction, are ways of differentiating instruction that help meet the needs of a variety of learners.
Good teaching in all subject areas is employing basic techniques that assist all students in learning.
Nevertheless, even the highest level of enthusiasm for learning can be thwarted with tedious tasks that are beyond the student’s level of capability.
JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.
Developing adaptations and accommodations for a child with special needs is a continuous process that involves each child's collaborative team.
The first step is to assess the child's abilities and the environment where the child will be spending time.