Category: Special Education

Resources for parents and teachers

Do2Learn

Do2Learn is a site for students with disabilities. It has a social skills activity box with social stories and activities, behavior regulation story strips, songs and games focused on social skills and safety, and some printable PECs style cards.

Amplify

Amplify has assembled a resource bank for students K-8 of free educational materials. Their site includes novel studies for elementary and middle school students, an adaptive reading program, read aloud lessons, and science lesson videos for elementary and middle school students.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Let’s Catch Kids Being Good, and Reinforce Their Positive Choices PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) programs address the need for increased interventions in the areas of social, emotional, and behavioral support. The ultimate goal is to recognize and reinforce positive and pro-social behaviors. For example, if a kid displays positive behaviors related to the skill …

AIM VA

AIM Virginia is a resource bank of accessible instructional materials for Virginia residents. Virginia teachers need to add accessible texts to a student’s IEP and sign them up. The student is then able to get accessible copies of textbooks, print books, audio books, books in braille, worksheets and more. There is a lot of upfront …

Lalilo

Lalilo is an online phonics and comprehension program that is totally free for parents and teachers during the Covid-19 school closures. Parents and teachers can track students progress. Each phonics, word recognition, and comprehension lesson is adaptive so students are always being challenged but not being frustrated. The site says that it is best for …

Read&Write for Chrome

Read & Write is a Chrome extension that, for the free version, adds screen reading to any site. Basically, it allows students to go to any website, click on the content they are interested in, and then hear the text read aloud as it is highlighted on the screen. That’s the free version. The paid …

Bookshare

Bookshare is a free reading resource for individuals with reading or visual disabilities. Teachers or parents can sign students up. Once they have an account, students can download pretty much any book directly to their devices. Students can then listen to the books at the reading rate of their choice and see the words highlighted …

Newsela

Newsela is one of the most comprehensive resources out there. The site has news stories, organized by current events or by subject, and activities for the stories. There are collections of articles about Covid-19 for students as well as science, social studies, and math articles. So a story on the current suspension of sports might …

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