Assessment and Exams: Consider modifying exam procedures.Computer-scored or “bubble” answer sheets present a problem for some students.No matter what disability you have—If it gives you problems taking tests, you may qualify for an accommodation.One of the most common disabilities is ADHD, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.Other students might need to type exams on a computer with spell-check, or to use a spelling dictionary, a calculator, or scratch paper (for students with handwriting problems).Certain students (for instance, students with a slower reading rate) might also need extra time for the exam and/or a separate room to filter out distraction or allow for oral rather than written questions (LNEC can provide a proctor).Many grammar handbooks list the most commonly misspelled and confused or misunderstood words.Such lists can be valuable references for students with learning disabilities.
Such students often do markedly better when taking exams on a computer and using the spell-check function.
You’ll also need information about your history and symptoms.
At the doctor’s, you will probably take a test of attention, like the TOVA Gordon Diagnostic Battery.
When correcting a students’ spelling, punctuation, or misused words, don’t simply mark what is wrong, but help the student see the correct version.
For repeated spelling errors and word substitutions, it may help to provide the correct spelling for the word above or to the side of the incorrect word, and to underline or circle the letters that are different, particularly if they are transposed.