Related Topics of IEP 

IEP: ADAPTATIONS AND MODIFICATION

An IEP is needed when a student’s program is either adapted or modified.

WHAT IS AN ADAPTATION PROGRAM?

Many students are capable of achieving the goals of the regular curriculum, but require some changes to the way they are taught or assessed. When a student has “program adaptations” the student is working at class level but has adaptations to support success. The IEP outlines program adaptations. The adaptations are provided so the student can participate successfully in the program.

WHAT IS A MODIFIED PROGRAM?

Some students may need more personal, individualized goals that are different from, or in addition to those set out at the regular grade level. A modified program has learning outcomes that are substantially different from the class curriculum, and specifically selected to meet the student’s special needs.

**Learning Outcomes: are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of an IEP cycle.

EXAMPLES OF ADAPTATIONS & MODIFICATIONS

• Instructional strategies, such as visual supports, spell checker, extra time, less written work.
• Assessment procedures and different ways to demonstrate learning such as oral exams, additional time, use of a scribe (someone to write the answers) or reader (someone to read the material).
• Use of a computer with word processing, and spell check to support written output.
• Use of a computer for voice recognition to support written output.
• Use of a computer/scanner for reading material to support the student with a reading disability.