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Supplementary Aids and Services

According to IDEA, Supplementary Aids and Services means, aids, services and other supports that are provided in regular education classes or other education-related settings to enable children with disabilities to be educated with nondisabled children to the maximum extent appropriate.

Supplementary Aids and Services can include changes in:

  • Environment
    • Special seating
    • Study carrel
    • Providing space for movement or breaks
    • Providing help to maintain an uncluttered space
  •  Instructional Strategies
    • Teaching to a child’s learning style
    • Providing one-to-one instruction
    • Providing differentiated instruction
    • Providing hands-on activities
    • Using technology to support instruction
  •   Social or Behavioral Support
    • Rest breaks
    • Teaching child how to make friends
    • Functional behavioral analysis
    • Positive behavioral intervention plan
    • Teaching independence
  •  Staff Support
    • Enhanced staffing
    • Co-taught classroom
    • Small group instruction
    • Providing staff training
    • Collaboration time
    • Use of paraprofessional staff
  • Assessment
    • Allowing answers to be dictated
    • Allowing additional time
    • Reading test to student
    • Accepting short answers
    • Highlighting key directions

Taken from “World of Options and Opportunities PowerPoint” The Connecticut State Department of Education

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