Accommodations for Dyslexic Students

Question:

What kinds of accommodations can be given to dyslexic students studying and taking exams?

Answer:

Some common accommodations for dyslexic students are:

  • Oral testing
  • Additional time on tests
  • Use of untimed tests
  • Eliminate or reduce spelling tests
  • Don’t force oral reading
  • Accept dictated homework
  • Reduce homework load
  • Grade on content, not spelling nor handwriting
  • Reduce copying tasks

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