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Writers Lab - a Writing Strategy to Support Students with Disabilities
Writers Lab is both a organization strategy and a scaffold to help students with disabilities succeed in written expression.

Text To Speech Technology
Text to speech technology. Special Education.

A Unit Plan for December Holidays--Lesson Plans for the Holidays of Three faiths - Eid al Adha, Hanukah and Christmas
A unit plan for the Holidays of Eid al Adha, Christmas, and Hanukah, which all fall between Thanksgiving and the new year.

Worksheets Which Ask Students to Cut from the Edge to an Inner Point
These worksheets ask children to cut from the edge of the paper to an item inside the picture, like flowers, balloons and kites.

Curved Cutting Worksheets to Help Preschool Children Develop Fine Motor Skills
Cutting worksheets that ask children to cut from the edge to the middle on curved lines.

Prepare Plane Figures Using the Templates
The first step is to cut out plane figures that you students can sort.

special education faqs
FAQS for special education. Everything you need to know about special education

Homework Tips for Learning Disabled Students
Helping students with learning disabilities with their homework.Parents of learning disabled children can make homework sessions manageable in their family routines with tips from your special education guide.

A Differentiated Art Lesson Plan for Special Education -- Pop Art Lesson Plan
A Differentiated Art Lesson Plan for Special Education Students, featuring the art of Andy Warhol

Social Skills Curriculum -- a Review of Building Social Relationships by Scott Bellini
A social skills curriculum review, the book Building Social Relationships is recommended for teachers with children on the Autism Spectrum as well as children with deficits in social functioning.

Score 4 Reading - A Reading Fluency Intervention for Struggling Readers
A review of Score 4 Reading, a new reading fluency intervention that helps struggling readers become confident readers.

DSM IV -- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV edition
The DSM IV is a publication of the American Psychiatric Association used to diagnose mental disorders, ranging from developmental disorders to mental illness.

IQ - Intelligence Quotient
Intelligence Quotient IQ. Special Education.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Special Education.

AU - Autism
Autism definition. Meaning of autism.

LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LRE Least Restrictive Environment

Word Wall Activities, What to do with a Word Wall
What you can do with a word wall. How to use a word wall, activities for the word walls.

Teaching spelling and writing, word families and rhyming Words
Teaching spelling and writing, rhyming words and word families for u. Word family printables for the vowel 'u'.

Word Walls and Word Wall Strategies
Word Walls. Learning basic sight words with word walls. Dolch Lists.

Teach Spelling and writing, word families and rhyming Words
Teaching spelling and writing. Rhyming words and word families for y. Word family printables for the vowel 'u'. Word family worksheets

IEP Statements for Self Management
IEP Statements for Self Management. Writing IEPs

Specially Designed Instruction - Accommodations for Testing
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI's) for testing needs to be included in a child's IEP to be sure that he or she will succeed.

Teaching social skills.
How to teach social skills. Social skill lessons.

Social Narratives for Social Skills Training – How to Make Social Narrative Books
Social narratives are powerful ways to reinforce social or life skills in a way that helps students

A Social Narrative -- Reinforcing Social and Life Skills
The 3rd and 4th pages of Alex Sets the Table, a social narrative. Page 2.

A Social Narrative -- Reinforcing Social and Life Skills
This step by step demonstrates how to put together your own social narrative books to reinforce social and life skills learned by special education students, especially children on the autism spectrum.

Alex Sets the Table Ends with a Positive Message
The social narrative

Alex Places the Silverware
Alex places the silverware on either side of the plate. Page 4.

A Social Narrative -- Reinforcing Social and Life Skills
Alex places the plate. Special Education. Page 3.

Social Skills Lesson Plan - Learning to Collaborate by Baking Cookies
This Social Skills Lesson Plan encourages children to plan and collaborate in a highly desirable activity.

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction -- Best Practices for the Classroom, a Review
This Review evaluates Strategies for Differentiating Instruction, a book by Julia L. Roberts, Ed.D and Tracy F. Inman, and lays out the resources that the authors provide for differentiating in a classroom.

PDD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pervasive developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders.

Books about Asperger's Syndrome
Books about Asperger's Syndrome

Review of NOLO's The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
A review of the Complete IEP Guide, which Jerry recommends both for parents and professionals so they can meet at IEP meetings on a level playing field.

The Reading Process
What is involved in learning to read.

Apostrophe Help, learning the apostrophe
How to use the apostrophe, what is the apostrophe

Types of Sentences. Helping Reluctant Writers. Supporting learning disabled students with writing.
How to help children write. The types of sentences.

An End of School Year Report Form to Send a Student On
An end of the year file review that helps pass a student on to a new teacher in the next school year.

Special Education Parent
How to be an advocate for your child. Parent advocat.

Sensible Seatwork
Seatwork for students. Appropriate seatwork.

Color Wheel Behavior Management
The color wheel classroom management system is a tool to clarify classroom expectations and help understand different expectations for different instructional activities

Implement Your Color Wheel Plan
The Color Wheel Behavior Management System uses color coding, a wheel and multiple sets of classroom rules and expectations to help students transition and more effectively manage classroom time. Page 2.

"Every Man Is an Island" Seating Plan Is Best for Whole Group Instruction


"Two by Two" Seating Plan Puts Students in Rows of Paired Desks


Island 4 Seating Plans Group Children Into Tables of Four
Seating students in tables or

Islands 6 -- Tables of Six -- Creates Space For A Variety of Instructional Strategies
A seating plan using groups of 6 creates extra floor space for a variety of instructional approaches including large group instruction, collaborative learning, learning centers and independent work. Page 2.

Islands 6 -- Tables of Six -- Creates Space For A Variety of Instructional Strategies
A seating plan using groups of 6 creates extra floor space for a variety of instructional approaches including large group instruction, collaborative learning, learning centers and independent work. Page 3.

Positive Peer Review
Positive Peer Review is a great way to have the

A Lottery System Positive Behavior Support Plan
A lottery system provides ongoing reinforcement of positive behavior, and is easier to administer than a token economy.

The Marble Jar -- A Tool for Positive Behavior Support
The marble jar can be the key to a successful Positive Behavior Support plan in a classroom.

Mother's Day Worksheets, Mother's Day printables
Mothers Day worksheets. Mother's Day printables.

Non Fiction Writing Activities
Non Fiction Writing Worksheets. Special Education.

How To Set Limits
Setting limits, how to set limits with children.

Homework Plan, helping with homework.
Homework and helping with homework, how to develop and implement a homework plan.

Preparing Students for Mainstreaming
Preparing Students for Mainstreaming Getting children ready for the inclusional classroom.

Motivating Writers, Encouraging Writing, Help for Reluctant Writers
Getting them to write, helping struggling writers. Motivate them to write.

Neurotypical
Neurotypical is a term used to describe children who are not developmentally disabled, specifically not on the Autistic Spectrum.

Standardized Tests -- Test with Standardized Procedures, Questions and Administration.
Standardized Tests are often administered to large groups to gather information both about the individual student and the performance of the group as a whole.

Differentiation -- the Way Instruction Is Designed to Meet the Abilities of Many Children
Differentiation is the practice of modifying instruction, assessment and classroom management in order to accommodate a broad range of abilities, from students with disabilities to gifted students.

Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Egg
Bingo dot art printable for the life cycle of a butterfly, the egg.

Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Caterpillar
Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Caterpillar. Page 2.

Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Cocoon
Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Cocoon. Page 3.

Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Butterfly
Bingo Dot Art for the Life Cycle of a Butterfly -- the Butterfly. Page 4.

Geometry for Special Education Students with Emerging Math Skills
Young students are introduced to the basic geometric shapes, or plane figures.

End of Year Worksheets
End of year worksheets. Interview worksheets.

End of year Printables
Free worksheets - end of school year. Page 2.

End of year worksheets
End of Year worksheets. Special Education. Page 3.

Halloween Free Printable Dot to Dots of a Ghost to Skip Count by Ten
Halloween free printable dot to dots to help students practice skip counting by 5's and 10's to support counting money and telling time.

A Halloween Free Printable Skip Counting Dot to Dot of a Witch
A Halloween free printable dot to dot of a witch to practice counting by 5's. Page 2.

Halloween Free Printable Dot to Dots of a Jack O Lantern to Skip Count by Five
A Free Printable Halloween dot to dot to practice skip counting by 5's. Page 3.

Halloween Free Printable Dot to Dot of a Haunted House to Skip Count by Ten
A free printable dot to dot worksheet for Halloween of a Haunted House to support counting by 10's. Page 4.

A Halloween Dot to Dot of a Ghost to Practice Alphabetizing
A Halloween free printable dot to dot of a Ghost to practice alphabetizing. Page 5.

A Halloween Free Printable Alphabetizing Dot to Dot of a Witch
A Halloween free printable dot to dot of a witch to practice alphabetizing beginning at the letter f. Page 6.

A Halloween Dot to Dot of a Jack-O-Lantern for Alphabetizing Practice
A Halloween free printable dot to dot of a Jack-O-Lantern to practice alphabetizing. Page 7.

A Halloween Alphabetizing Dot to Dot of a Haunted House
A Halloween Dot to Dot of a Haunted House which offers practicing alphabetization beginning with the letter. Page 8.

The Haunted House -- A Printable Edit and Story Starter for Halloween
The Haunted House is a printable worksheet for Halloween that gives students practice in editing as well as the starter for an exciting Halloween Story.

How to use Picture Symbols for Augmentative Communication
Using augmentative communication. Use of picture symbols.

Parent Checklist for IEPs
Parent Checklist for IEPs, Parent guide for individual education program (IEPs)

Special Education Parental Support
Involving parents in special education. What parents need to know about special educators.

BIP - What A Behavior Intervention Plan Contains
Once the data is collected, the FBA is written, antecedent, behavior and consequence are identified, it's time to write the Behavior Intervention Plan.

Jobs for Occupational Therapists in Special Education: Occupational Therapists Serve Students with Disabilities
Occupational therapists provide services to students with disabilities, teaching life skills such as eating, dressing, tooth brushing,

Speech Language Pathologists Jobs: Career Opportunities for Speech Therapists in Special Education
Speech Language Pathologists also called speech therapists provide services to special education children. They help improve articulation, receptive language, augmented communication, language pragmatics, fluency and language production. Their incomes are similar to teachers with the same level of education and experience.

Special Needs Students and High Stakes State Tests -- Help Special Needs Students Ace the Tests
As the states high stakes achievement testing begins, teachers of special education students need strategies and accommodations to help their students succeed.

Testing Strategies for Special Education Students -- Helping Special Education Students Succeed at High Stakes Tests
Strategies to help with testing can help special education students overcome disadvantages that come with disabilities.

Counting Mats for Counting Practice
Counting mats are a simple way to use counters with children with disabilities to practice counting and understand one to one correspondence.

Counting Muffin Tins - A Kitchen Pan Teaches Counting
Muffin tins create a great way for disabled students to get lots of practice counting.

Manipulatives Help Students Understand Number Theory
Manipulatives like place value charts help students with disabilities understand place values and numbers larger than ten.

Using Assistive Switches
Assistive Switches. Special Education.

A Table Rubric for A Report on Animals
A Rubric for a class project about animals is presented, demonstrating how to create a rubric as a way to define and evaluate project expectations. A rubric can be modified according to the ability of individual students in order to differentiate both expectations and outcomes.

IEPgoals.net, a New Site Provide IEP Goal Banks and Guidance
IEPgoals.net, a new website, provides goal writing guidance, especially useful for early intervention and children on the autistic spectrum disorder.

Math for Special Education - Skills for Primary Grades
An overview of foundational skills for primary grades found in the Common Core State Standards

Basic Math Skills - Counting and Cardinality
Knowing the names of whole numbers and being able to match them to equivalent arrays of objects is a foundational skill for mathematics.

How to Make a Rubric for Differentiation
Learn how to create rubrics that can be used to structure assignments and evaluate student work in an inclusive classroom.

Lesson Plans for Christmas—Lesson Plans that Explore this Christian Holiday
These Lesson Plans cover five days of activities which emphasize the story and the cultural practices surrounding Christmas, a favorite holiday in the United States.

Worksheets and printables
Worksheets for alphabet activities, grammar and for specific needs of children with disabilities.

Christmas Rhymes Booklet
Christmas worksheets. Christmas rhyming book.

Christmas Worksheet - Rhyming Booklet (Scroll Down)
Christmas rhyming booklet. Special Education. Page 2.

Christmas Worksheets Christmas Rhyming Booklet
Christmas rhyming booklet. Special Education. Page 3.

Christmas worksheet
Christmas rhyming booklet. Christmas worksheets. Page 4.

Christmas Rhyming Booklet. Christmas Worksheets
Christmas Rhyming booklet Christmas Worksheets. Page 5.

Christmas Worksheets. Christmas Rhyming Printable
Christmas worksheets, christmas rhyme booklet. Page 6.

Special education support, special education strategies.
Levels and types of special education support. If your child is identified, here's the types of support your child may receive at school.

Types of Support
Levels and types of special education support. If your child is identified, here's the types of support your child may receive at school. Page 2.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about Special Education.

Learning Disabilities and behavior issues
behavior concerns, checklists for learning disabilities, learning disability checklist learning disabled

Memory Deficits and Learning Disabilities Characteristics
Memory deficits exhibited in a learning disability.

Learning Disabilities, learning disability
What is a learning disability? Checklists for learning disabilities, learning disability checklist

behaviour
Behavior checklist and strengths and needs statements. Helpful checklist to determine if a child has a behavior disability.

Assessing Reading Fluency for Special Education
Children with dyslexia frequently have difficulty with reading fluency, the ability to read words and sentences accurately and smoothly. Their reading comprehension suffers when this happens. Teachers can assess and measure a child's ability to read fluently.

Learning Centers to Support Skills
Learning centers can provide extra activities as well as review and drill activities in a variety of classrooms.

Letter Recognition for Special Education
Letter recognition is a foundational skill that many learning disabled students struggle with, but this article offers some suggestions to support student success.

Teaching Students with Dyslexia Word Recognition Skills
Students with dyslexia frequently have difficulty remembering vocabulary words, causing problems when reading. Being able to recognize high-frequency words helps students read faster, more accurately and with better reading comprehension.

Checklist for Supporting LD and ADHD Students
Teaching LD and ADHD students. Checklist for supporting learning disabled and add students. ADD checklist.

Reading Comprehension for Students with Dyslexia
Reading comprehension is a combination of several different reading skills. Students with dyslexia frequently do not comprehend what they are reading because they focus on sounding out each word. There are many strategies that teachers can use in the classroom to help students with dyslexia with reading comprehension.

A Language Arts Lesson Plan on Summarizing Text
A lesson plan for teachers to use technology and students' interest in texting to reinforce summarizing skills and to increase reading comprehension. This lesson plan is aimed toward high school students.

Recognizing Dyslexia in the Classroom
Dyslexia, the most common language based learning disability, too often goes undiagnosed in children. Understanding the warning signs and how dyslexia appears in the classroom helps teachers refer students for early identification and intervention.

Activities to Promote Phonemic Awareness
Classroom activities, such as rhyming, blending, manipulating letters and segmenting sounds to help students learn phonemic awareness.

Dyslexia - What Teachers Need to Know
This article provides general information about dyslexia as a language based disability in order to help teachers and other educators recognize students with dyslexia and support their academic support in their classrooms.

Gifted Education
Gifted definition and what it means to be gifted.

Characteristics of a Gifted Child
characteristics of gifted. Special Education. Page 2.

All About IDEA
IDEA and 9 things you should know. All about IDEA and special education.

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome. Special Education.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Characteristics
Autism Spectrum Disorders have characteristics that fall in three areas: sensory input and processing, using language and symbols, and social skills deficits.

Conduct Disorder
Conduct Disorder. Special Education.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Strategies to help support students with FAS.

Back to School - Special Education Teachers
Learn some ways to have a successful beginning to your school year. Learn how to organize your classroom, your students, establish routines and rules and use a token system to reinforce the kinds of behaviors you want your students to learn.

Tip for Teaching Children with Dyslexia: Creating a Custom Word Bank
Children with dyslexia often have a difficult time with spelling, sometimes writing the same word different ways within the same assignment. Creating a custom word bank can help children with dyslexia learn to proofread and correct their own spelling errors.

Decoding Skills for Dyslexic Readers
Teaching decoding skills helps not only in learning to read but in developing reading fluency. Decoding skills include recognizing sounds in a word, learning how words can change with prefixes and suffixes and increasing vocabulary skills.

Dyslexia - The Do's and Don'ts of Successful Instruction
A teacher has the ability to foster success in students with dyslexia. Tips for what to do and what not to do in the classroom to best help children with dyslexia learn.

Dyslexia - Shared Reading to Improve Reading Fluency and Build Word Recognition
Shared reading is one way teachers and parents can help reinforce reading skills such as summarizing information, making predictions and inferences. Shared reading can also foster a positive attitude toward reading.

Improving Reading Comprehension in Students with Dyslexia
Students with dyslexia often struggle with reading comprehension. Teachers can provide instruction on self-monitoring strategies to help children with dyslexia learn to monitor their reading comprehension and implement strategies as they are reading to help improve comprehension.

Tips for Word Walls that Help Students with Dyslexia Learn Vocabulary
Word walls are a highly effective way of teaching spelling and vocabulary to. For students with dyslexia, word walls provide a accessible reference for spelling vocabulary and high frequency words and increase word recognition.

Reading Comprehension Skills: Organizing Information
Students with dyslexia have a hard time organizing information as they read, making their reading comprehension suffer. Teachers can help by giving an overview of reading material before reading, helping students understand how text is organized in books and teaching students to use graphic organizers.

Reading Comprehension Skills for Students with Dyaslexia - Summarizing
One of the reasons students with dyslexia have a difficult time with reading comprehension is problems with summarizing information that has been read. Teachers can help students develop specific strategies for summarizing information to increase how much information is remembered and retained.

Review -- My Social Stories Book by Carol Gray
Carol Gray's My Social Stories Book gives parents and teachers a wonderful resource to help young children on the autism spectrum learn to deal with new social challenges.

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Behavior resources. Behavior interventions, strategies and behavior contracts.
Control and support behavior. Behavior resources and behavior contracs.

Forms and Reports
This path helps special educators with all the forms and reports required by federal law, the IEP's, BIP's, FBA's,

15 Tips for Developing Word Recognition for Students with Dyslexia
High frequency words are those that appear consistently in written material. It is essential for young readers to learn to recognize these words as many do not follow phonics rules. Here are many different activities to integrate into your classroom to help students with dyslexia learn the high frequency, or Dolch words.

15 Tips for Developing Word Recognition for Students with Dyslexia
High frequency words are those that appear consistently in written material. It is essential for young readers to learn to recognize these words as many do not follow phonics rules. Here are many different activities to integrate into your classroom to help students with dyslexia learn the high frequency, or Dolch words.

Tips for Special Educators
Tips collected here provide many ideas for best practices and to support special educators with the many challenges of differentiating and managing the needs of students with disabilities.

Early Intervention Special Education Programs
Early intervention special education programs attempt to identify students who need support in developing important early pre-academic skills.

Special education resources for educators. Strategies, tips, best practices and information to help students with disabilities and exceptionalities.
Special education resources. Strategies for special education. Helping students with disabilities and exceptionalities. IEPs and behavior contracts. Tips for working in special education.

Reading checklists.
Reading checklists. Reading continuum. Grade level reading.

Literacy at home, family literacy.
Family literacy resources.

IEP Statements for IEPs
IEP goals and objectives. Sample IEP statements for children with special needs. How to write an IEP.

Free MP3 Children's Books
Free MP3 children's audio books. Free audio books.

Balanced Literacy
Balanced literacy. How to teach reading. Teaching reading to reluctant readers.

Guided reading, matching books to readers.
Guided reading and matching readers with the right books. Leveled books.