Special Accommodations

Is the Advanced Work Class the Right Fit for your BPS Student?

Would you like a more challenging educational environment for your student? If your child is in third through fifth grade, you may want to consider the Advanced Work Class (AWC). It is a full-time program in the Boston Public Schools that “provides an accelerated academic curriculum for students in grades 4-6. This program includes subjects studied in greater depth, more schoolwork, and more home study than the traditional curriculum.” Enrolling in the Advanced Work Class…

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Teaching Multiplication through Skip-Counting to a Student with Special Needs

http://www.becomingabettertutor.blogspot.com/2013/03/teaching-multiplication-through-skip.html Teaching Multiplication through Skip-Counting to a Student with Special Needs I have a student with a rare condition: Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (a complete or partial absence of the corpus callosum, the band connecting the two hemispheres in the brain). He struggles with mental math and memorizing facts, and benefits from a more visual and tactile approach. I don’t specifically use Touch Math with him, but I do incorporate those concepts. Multiplication through…

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SAT/ACT Test Prep for Students with ADHD/ADD

SAT or ACT test prep is even more vital for students with ADHD/ADD, or students on the Autism Spectrum, because the added anxiety will affect the student’s score and fail to show the true potential of the student. The more practice your child does, especially with a private tutor who can accommodate your child’s specific learning style or incorporate the modifications of an IEP, the better your student will perform. As the following article states,…

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