If you think accommodations would help your child in school, talk with the teacher. Often, teachers will agree to simple changes without any paperwork. For example, moving your child’s seat to a quiet spot with less distraction.
For bigger changes, you may need to seek formal accommodations. Under federal law, kids with disabilities — which can include learning and thinking differences — have the right to accommodations.
Start by asking the school to
evaluate your child
. The evaluation can lead to an
, with accommodations written into the plan.
Accommodations may also be available in other settings, like
, sports, and even at