All the Info (Lots of resources & information)

  • DYSLEXIA Basics: Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading.
  • Teaching students with LD: Whether you’re a general or special education teacher, principal, specialist, or paraprofessional, you play a vitally important role in helping children with learning disabilities achieve their full potential. LD OnLine has gathered the following resources to assist you in your important job!
  • ADHD Basics: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States.
  • PBIS- Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports: The purpose of the new Center is to define, develop, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered approach to TA (technical assistance) that improves the capacity of SEAs, LEAs, and schools to establish, scale-up, and sustain the PBIS framework.
  • Utah Parent Center:
    • This Disability Resource Directory is available to parents and professionals to help them connect with organizations, agencies, service providers and local disability support groups. In this book you will find contact information and brief descriptions of services provided.
  • Assertive Technology: Tools That Help with Learning – Assertive technology (AT) is any device, piece of equipment or system that helps a person with a disability work around his challenges so he can learn, communicate or simply function better.
  • Concepts of the IEP: An IEP is a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in keeping with certain requirements of law and regulations. These requirements are discussed in this section.
  • Supplementary aids and services means aids, services, and other supports that are provided in regular education classes, other education-related settings, and in extracurricular and nonacademic settings, to enable children with disabilities to be educated with non-disabled children to the maximum extent appropriate …
  • The Short Story on Supplementary Aids and Services
  • IDEA’s Exact Words
  • Team Teaching Closes the Language Gap: A website that outlines what general and special education teachers should know and be able to do in order to meet the general classroom needs of students with disabilities. The essential questions develops the knowledge and skills needed to address the variety of student needs you have in your classroom is an ongoing process that will continue throughout your career
  • Twice Exceptional
  • Gifted
    • These following links provide information for talented and gifted children.
    • Davidson Institute for talented development: The Davidson Institute offers much-needed support to profoundly gifted young people.
  • Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UATT)

    •  UATT  provides assistance to children and adults living with disabilities by introducing them to the several ways in which computer technology can enhance their jobs, careers, and education. For more information click on the link provided below.
  •   RTI Action Network: Response to intervention 
    • The RTI action Network, part of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, includes many resources to help you understand and implement RtI procedures.
    • Most RTI models have three tiers, after which students are considered for special education services, in some cases there are four tiers. To learn more click on the link provided below.
  •  UMTSS: Utah Muli-Tiered System of Support
    • Below are helpful resources that can be utilized in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports setting.
  • Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching 
    • Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This website gives insight to explicit instruction and helps clears up misunderstanding some may have about explicit instruction.
    • Explicit Instruction
  • Parents as Partners in the IEP Process – (Parent Handbook)
  • Class Divided
    •  On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in April 1968, Jane Elliott’s third graders from the small, all-white town of Riceville, Iowa, learned about discrimination. The third graders participated in a two-day experiment on discrimination based on eye color.

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