Accommodations & Modifications ... Dysgraphia
Home > Reading and Spelling Articles > Accommodations and Modifications for Dysgraphia Susan Jones, M.Ed. 12/98 Many students struggle to produce neat, expressive written work, whether or not they have accompanying physical or cognitive difficulties. They may learn much less from an assignment because they must focus on writing mechanics instead of content. After spending more time on an assignment than their peers, these students understand the material less. Not surprisingly, belief in their ability to learn suffers. When the writing task is the primary barrier to learning or demonstrating knowledge, then accommodations, modifications, and remediation for these problems may be in order. There are sound academic reasons for students to write extensively. Accommodate -- reduce the impact that writing has on learning or expressing knowledge -- without substantially changing the process or the product. 1. More information on Dysgraphia: Richards, Regina G.
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