Park Century offers any necessary recommended accommodations that enhance student performance throughout their learning experience. Additionally, with passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), more and more independent schools are providing accommodations for students with special needs. Listed below are some of the accommodations offered by other schools.
During the application process, parents of students with learning differences should check with each school to determine accommodations that are offered and be aware that documentation of the need for accommodations must be kept current through a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation every three years.
Extended Time on Tests
Individual Room to take Exams
Alternatives for Scantron Tests
Use of Laptop Computer
Use of Calculator
Writing through voice recognition or speech-to-text software (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
Voice recognition (Siri, Apple Dictation, Google Docs Voice Typing)
Text-to-speech reading software (Kurzweil 3000)
On Campus Tutorials/Homework Help
Many LD students need academic coaching as a supplement to their classroom instruction. It is important for the parents to assess the child’s academic needs to determine whether academic coaching or more intensive intervention should be provided by an educational therapist. An educational therapist is a professional who combines educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems. Click here to visit the Association of Educational Therapists website.