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What are IEP and 504 accommodations for dysgraphia?

What are IEP and 504 accommodations for dysgraphia?

Published: Nov. 9, 2023

The following are some common dysgraphia accommodations that could be included in a child’s IEP or 504 plan to help them succeed in school:

  • Spacing paper or graph paper to help improve handwriting legibility
  • Voice-to-text dictation for brainstorming ideas
  • Graphic organizers (paper and digital)
  • Permission to type assignments instead of handwriting them
  • Allowing the student to take a picture of homework assignments on the board instead of copying them down by hand
  • Pencil/pen grips
  • Exemption from writing in cursive
  • Lesson outlines and/or copies of classroom learning materials to help with note-taking
  • Extra time for assignments involving handwriting
  • Permission to audio record class lessons
  • Acceptance of alternatives to handwritten responses (like giving a verbal presentation)
  • Adaptation of testing formats to require less handwriting (like multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions)
  • Extra time for testing involving handwriting
  • Allowing the student to test in a quiet room
  • Provision of information needed to start writing assignments early

For more information, see our article Dysgraphia 101.

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