Finding effective strategies and resources is a lifelong search for special education teachers. Continuous changes in the field makes it hard to keep up on new studies, research, and new technologies. For student teachers the learning curve is bigger. Check out some of the new resources that I have reviewed that you might find helpful.
Special Education Resources
- I have recommended Teacher Vision before but not with a focus on special education needs. This site is divided into easy to read/use sections with links for printed printed materials, activities, books, and charts. Everything you need to supplement your classroom materials. If I had 1 site to choose to find ways to support my students, this would be it.
- Do2Learn provides thousands of FREE pages that will help students improve on social skills, behavior, and academics. Resources include many activities to support social, emotional, and academic needs of students. Extensive resources for preschool students.
- The National Center for Learning Disabilities gives lots of information of different types of learning disabilities Do not be scared off by the front-page focus on legislation issues. The site includes videos and articles that contain valuable information and strategies to help your teaching. Check out the tips on improving parent-teacher relationship, assistive technology and using the Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan.
- Keeping up on latest research and special education laws by state can be tiresome. Check out The Education Commission of the States specifically for your state. New York Friends here is the link to NYS Education Special Education website.
Learning Disabilities Online helps kids with learning abilities achieve their full potential. Check out the Educator’s sections for instructional strategies, information, and solutions for teaching issues.
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.