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ASSIGNMENT: Explaining 504 Plan & ADHD to Parents


After reading the article “5 things to know about racial and ethnic disparities in special education,” post your thoughts on needed changes in schools in the US to address systematic racism. What ideas do you have? How can you address these issues in your classroom?

ASSIGNMENT 2: Explaining 504 Plan & ADHD to Parents

When thinking about diverse learners, educators need to identify the needs and provide appropriate supports in the following areas: academic instruction, behavioral interventions, and classroom accommodations.

Depending on the needs of the students they may qualify for an IEP or a 504 plan.

How would you explain the difference and benefits of both an IEP and a 504 plan to parents or guardians?

Now, think about a student with ADHD. How would you explain to a parent(s) or guardian(s) what ADHD is and the characteristics students with ADHD may have and how it impacts them in the classroom?  How you will support they child in the classroom?
Specifically, your explanation should include: Ways in which ADHD can impact academic performance and social skills, and the accommodations and modifications that may be made as a result of their child’s disability.