Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the SSAT Test

Will your child need special accommodations to take the SSAT test? The exam proctors will make every effort to arrange special administrations for students who are unable to take the SSAT under standard conditions because of a documented learning difference or a physical challenge. Read on for instructions on eligibility and how to apply for accommodations.  As far as eligibility, any student with an identified disabling condition or impairment which substantially limits their ability to…

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Teaching Multiplication through Skip-Counting to a Student with Special Needs

http://www.becomingabettertutor.blogspot.com/2013/03/teaching-multiplication-through-skip.html Teaching Multiplication through Skip-Counting to a Student with Special Needs I have a student with a rare condition: Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (a complete or partial absence of the corpus callosum, the band connecting the two hemispheres in the brain). He struggles with mental math and memorizing facts, and benefits from a more visual and tactile approach. I don’t specifically use Touch Math with him, but I do incorporate those concepts. Multiplication through…

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SAT/ACT Test Prep for Students with ADHD/ADD

SAT or ACT test prep is even more vital for students with ADHD/ADD, or students on the Autism Spectrum, because the added anxiety will affect the student’s score and fail to show the true potential of the student. The more practice your child does, especially with a private tutor who can accommodate your child’s specific learning style or incorporate the modifications of an IEP, the better your student will perform. As the following article states,…

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