I’m going for a world record here -- let’s create the longest list of IEP accommodations for ADHD students.
by Kay Marner
Okay, okay! I’m late again -- this time on announcing the winners of ADDitude’s Back-to-School IEP Challenge. But I have an excuse, beyond my self-diagnosed ADHD by Proxy. I said good-bye to my gallbladder last week, and have been resting both mind and body. Now, I’m about halfway back to normal, for what that’s worth! Back to normal means back to blogging, thankfully, so here goes:
ADDitude’s Back-to-School IEP Challenge ended September 30, with more than 30 parents contributing their hard-earned wisdom about IEP accommodations that work -- in the real world -- for real ADHD children. Thanks to everyone who commented. There’s a wealth of information there. Here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite ideas: “My son's special ed teacher adopted a new plan this year inspired by my son's love for LEGOS. For every day that he does not get a time out, he gets a LEGO piece. After 10 pieces have been earned he gets to take them home. He brought his first baggie of LEGOS home last week and was so PROUD!”
Rather than let this, and the other great ideas readers generated disappear into the archives, we’ve compiled a web-only article summarizing the results. Keep adding your comments, and we’ll incorporate them into the article. I’m going for a world record here -- let’s create the longest list of IEP accommodations on the Web. You can read the article, "IEP Accommodations That Really Work," here. I hope you’ll return to it often to contribute and receive new ideas!
Five of the parents who participated in the IEP Challenge have been selected at random to receive a free download of ADDitude’s ADHD at School eBook. And the winners...will be announced on Wednesday! Please stop back!