The beneﬁt of psycho-educational testing or screening is to document the need for classroom accommodations which could enhance learning for the child in the regular education classroom. An accommodation plan can be written for the classroom teacher or any specialist who is working with the child in the classroom. Some possible accommodations would result if a child had a central auditory disorder, dyslexia, math or writing disorder, or visual memory or motor disorder. Some possible accommodations would include the following:
There are many possible accommodations which can be provided to enhance learning. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which states that reasonable accommodations should be provided for children identiﬁed with learning or processing disorder is a civil rights law created to protect children and adults with learning disabilities and processing disorders. The American Disabilities Act of 1990 also guarantees that the civil rights of an adult diagnosed with a learning disorder is entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace or in college. By law, your child is entitled to accommodations in a public or private setting after the learning disorder has been assessed and diagnosed by a qualiﬁed educational therapist or psychologist. It is very important to educate the school staff that your child can beneﬁt from these accommodations and show that they are entitled to them by law.