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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