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An IEP, or Individualized Education Plan is a necessary document for any child in special education. Children with ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder) and who are also on an IEP need special accommodations when taking tests.
Accommodations, such as a taking the test in a quiet environment with as few distractions as possible is appropriate for a student who is easily distracted. Students who struggle with reading and have ADD may also have an accommodation in his or her IEP that all tests (with the exception of reading fluency)are read to him or her. Yet another accommodation may be to have the student take the test at a different time of the day. Many students with ADD have trouble focusing at certain times of the day. By simply changing the time of a test a student may have improved focus.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|