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Accommodations

In the context of special education, the term accommodations refers to supports and services that provide students with medical, developmental, and learning disabilities equal access to the general education curriculum. Accommodations change how a student learns but not what he or she learns. This entry describes accommodations, including how they differ from remediation or modifications, outlines the special education law that guarantees students with disabilities receive accommodations, defines the types of student support plans that provide accommodations, and gives some specific examples of accommodations for students with a range of disabilities and disorders.

Accommodations often involve changes made to the physical environment or educational setting, such as ensuring that a student with a physical disability has an elevator pass or that a teacher is provided with ...

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