Meaningful Modifications

These websites and Modification Ideas provide assistance for
parents, educators, and administrators who
are searching for resources and research, tips and tools to
better educate and reach children with learning challenges.


Soft Skills Training
People Skills
Social Skills
Making & Keeping Friends 

Using Technology to Enhance Engaged Learning for At-Risk Students
Misunderstood Minds
Layered Curriculum

Graphic Organizer Links:
Graphic Oganizers

Special Education Links @ the OOPS Page

Discipline Help: You Can Handle Them All

The Behavior Home Page 

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Schwab Foundation for Learning

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia the Gift--Internet Circle of Friends

IDEA '97

IDEA Practices

Federal Resource Center for Special Educators:

1. Obtain accessible materials for the learning level of all students.
2. Utilize highlighters for students to mark passages, key words

3. Provide a Word Bank
4. Reduce Choices on Mulitple Choice Test
5. Provide Before School or After School Tutoring
6. Offer an Option for Students to key or write only the answers on a quiz.
7. Offer an oral option for test and quizzes; students may record their answers in a tape recorder.
8. Modify the amount (such as odd or even answer choices) that the student may answer on homework, or class assignments or tests.
9. Provide a Product List for students to choose how they will represent their learning.
10. Encourage peer review and peer tutoring.
11. Offer a Correction Option on assignments, quizzes, test. (Students write question and answer)
12. Students who correct missed questions receive extra points.
13. Provide extra time for assignments, tests, quizzes.
14. Provide take-home test quizzes.
15. Allow students to select from a range of jobs or assignments to complete, (i.e. the best 3 out of 5 book reports, timed writings, pop quizzes, etc.)
16. List assignments or extra credit on Internet resources such as Schoolnotes ( or Eboard (
17. Post or provide study guides, study cards, review sheets.
18. Divide long assignments such as research papers into smaller segments.
19. Adjust the seating chart to accomodate student needs and learning styles.
20. Provide Graphic Organizers, such as Mindmaps to help students with connecting concepts and notetaking.
21. Grade student assignment sheets to encourage students to record your daily assignments.
22. Provide colored transparency strips for students to underscore important sections of an assignment, vocabulary words, main idea, foreign language terms, equation answers, etc...
23. Have a class or parent volunteer read assignment directions into a tape recorder. Also use online story websites:
Storyline Online:
24. Provide a study corral or learning station in your room for students needing additional concentration.
25. When possible, strive to increase learning mastery opportunities; move away from "only 1 right answer."
26. Check frequently with Special Education or Content Mastery colleague for new ideas and approaches.
27. Use Microsoft Reader:
University of Virginia Etext Center
At-Risk Training Session Worksheet


**Updated September 5, 2012
Created June 16, 1999
Helen Teague, MEd. for
OOPS:  Our Overnight Planning System
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