There are many special education websites that support student learning. But finding the best one can be time consuming. Check out the websites below that provide many good FREE resources to help meet the varied needs of your students.
Special Education Websites
- National Center on Intensive Intervention
Practical information for classroom teachers. There are multiple resources that include strategies for reading, math, and behavior issues. There are also instructional videos.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports The center has extensive resources on effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
RTI, National Center on Response to Intervention The Center supports the implementation of RTI by disseminating information about proven and promising practices in Response to Intervention (RTI) frameworks.
Reading Rockets Reading Rockets offers many strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Reading resources help struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
What Works Clearinghouse User-friendly practice guides for educators with research-based recommendations for schools and classrooms with an extensive list of effective interventions. Topics include: students with learning disabilities, adolescent literacy, beginning reading, character education, dropout prevention, early childhood education, early childhood education for children with disabilities, elementary school math, English language learners, and middle school math.
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) CAST has online tools that help educators build options and flexibility into each element of the curriculum (goals, methods, materials, and assessments). The extensive information will help engage all students.
National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials This website provides information about accessible instructional materials, and how to obtain and create alternate format materials. It also has information about hardware/software resources and specific resources wih visual impairments.
Knowing a variety of good special education resources helps to keep teachers updated on new strategies to support student learning.
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