Supplemental Aids: It's Elementary
for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
What are supplemental aids?
According to TEA, "Supplemental aids are paper-based resources that assist a student with a disability in recalling information."
Click here to learn more about supports for 3rd grade.
Click here to learn more about supports for 4th grade.
Click here to learn more about supports for 5th grade.
Best Practices for Implementation
Create a supplemental aids folder.
As students demonstrate a persistent need to use the support to successfully answer questions surrounding specific TEKS, have them add the supports to a "Supplemental Aid" folder. The supports that go into this folder need to meet all of TEA's requirements for a supplemental aid. The folder needs to be accessible to the specific students during instruction and assessment. Encourage students to use the folder to help them throughout any and all assessments. Remember that if this folder gets too big with too many supports, it may be more confusing than helpful to the student.
Where can I find a bank of approved supplemental aids?
- tinyurl.com/aisdspecialeducation contains subject specific folders with examples of supplemental aids.
- Please remember that the supplemental aid folders need to be individualized for your students. It is NOT appropriate to print a district created packet for every eligible student and limit them to using only those supports.