General Adaptations for 4-H Leaders

For many children/adolescents with disabilities, the key to success in any activity is having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, or modifications. Educational legislation, such as No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, require ALL students with disabilities to participate in the general education curriculum. Approximately, 86.5% of all students with disabilities are able to achieve grade level content standards with adaptations, including accommodations and modifications. Thus, it is essential that anyone involved in working with children and adolescents be familiar with adaptions,accommodations, and modifications. The following are some easy accommodations that leaders can make for children and youth with disabilities. Many of these accommodations will benefit all 4-Hers.