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Resources – Modifications

  • BC Ministry of Education Guide to Adaptations and Modifications, August 2009. Includes chart on final page showing the decision path for developing an individualized education plan.
  • Questions and Answers on the topic of Adaptations and Modifications by Lavana Heel. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.
    This 8-page resource written by a BC teacher answers such questions as: What are the different types of adaptations? Do students who lag behind other students by two grade levels require a modified program? Isn't it cheating to give some students different accommodations or adaptations? Does reading or scribing for a child mean that the subject is modified? ... and many more.
  • Ministry Resource Guide: Students With Intellectual Disabilities 
  • Assistive Technology Canada
    ATCanada Listserv and Special Needs Tech News and Assistive Technology Online Resources - a support for educators and members of the public who have an interest in special needs technology.
  • California Distance Learning Project (CDLP)
    The goal of the project is to enable learners access to adult basic education services in California. Topics to explore include information about family, community and work resources. A user can click on the name of the story or article they want to read or watch a video clip.
  • Kurzweil 3000: SET-BC's Trainer of Trainers Program (2003)
    SET-BC Learning Centre
    Training module that presents an overview of the features and classroom uses of Kurzweil 3000 software for students who have difficulty with printed material. Includes an overview of Kurzweil 3000 features, skill development checklists, and implementation ideas.
  • Learning Strategies Using Kurzweil 3000 (2004)
    SET-BC Learning Centre
    Kim Antonius of Bridges Canada presents an overview of the features of Kurzweil 3000 and explains how students can use this software to compensate for reading, writing, study and learning challenges. She illustrates how these features support proven classroom learning strategies through four detailed case studies.
  • Mayer Educational Products
    Carbonless notebooks are convenient for students who need assistance. Three hole punched perforated sheets tear out easy and ready to put into a 3 ring binder.
  • Orchestrating Academic Success by Adapting and Modifying Programs
    ISBN 0-9694974-2-3
    Dawn Reithaug, Stirling Head Enterprises, phone (604) 926-4714, fax (604) 925-8714, e-mail dreithaug@shaw.ca
    An excellent book written by a B.C. educator, including strategies for reading, writing, spelling, math and even assessment.

Updated June, 2015 

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