When should I say no to a modification in my child’s classroom?

Parent Question
Feb. 2, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

Ricki Sabia, J.D., Senior Education Policy Advisor with the National Down Syndrome Congress, says, “The bottom line is learning, so if a student needs curricular modifications and truly needs them to learn,” then the modification should be considered. However, it is essential to evaluate whether a modification is necessary, or if your child can succeed “with adapted materials in addition to the regular materials.” If you find that your child still needs more support, modifications can be added to their IEP later.

For more about this topic, check out our article Accommodations and Modifications in the Classroom.

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