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Sample 504 Plan for Anxiety Disorder

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  • 0:02 504 Plan Accommodations
  • 0:56 Environmental Accomodations
  • 2:52 Assignment Accomodations
  • 3:53 Behavioral Accomodations
  • 4:30 Lesson Summary
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Instructor: Rebecca Bradshaw

Rebecca Bradshaw has a Master of Arts in Teaching and has experience teaching ELA, ESL, and high school CTE courses.

Anxiety disorder qualifies as a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This lesson provides examples of accommodations for a student with an anxiety disorder.

504 Plan Accommodations

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was created to prevent discrimination in the classroom due to a disability. A student's 504 plan specifies accommodations, which are conveniences that will help the student be successful academically and in the classroom. These accommodations don't change what the student is learning but rather how the student is learning.

For students with anxiety disorder, accommodations can help ease anxiety and enhance the learning experience. After all, anxiety can greatly interfere with learning, and it can do so in different ways for different students, making individualized accommodations important to a student's success.

These accommodations may apply to the classroom environment, assignments, assessments, and/or behavior. Let's explore some accommodations that might be suitable for a 504 plan for a student with anxiety disorder.

Environmental Accommodations

First, let's look at some of the classroom-based environmental accommodations that are made under the 504 plan:

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