Special Education

Inform yourself about curriculum strategies and classroom management for students with different learning needs. We have resources on everything you need to know about teaching special needs students effectively. You'll find information for teaching students with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, Giftedness, and Handicaps. We'll help you figure out ways to create an inclusive classroom, adapt and supplement your classroom materials, make assessment accommodations, and provide you with other useful tips.
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15 Strategies to Help Students with ADHD

15 Strategies to Help Students with ADHD

StudentSavvy: 15 Strategies to Help Students with simple and effective strategies to use in the classroom for students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

15 Strategies to Help Students with ADHD

15 Strategies to Help Students with ADHD

StudentSavvy: 15 Strategies to Help Students with simple and effective strategies to use in the classroom for students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners - Most teachers struggle with students whose academic performance doesn’t match their potential. When the usual approach doesn’t work, try something different.

Direct Skill Instruction for Students with Autism (Grades PreK-12) - Read this article to better identify social skills that need to be developed with autistic students and learn the steps required to build those skills.

Direct Skill Instruction for Students with Autism

Direct Skill Instruction for Students with Autism (Grades - Read this article to better identify social skills that need to be developed with autistic students and learn the steps required to build those skills.

autism quote: It's not enough to be aware of autism - we should accept, support, respect and include autistic people.

Today International Autism Acceptance Month kicks off. Why “acceptance” versus “awareness?

Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs: One of the biggest problems I encounter as a resource room teacher is the self-esteem of the students in my classes. After years of disappointing academic experiences, their confidence is low and their motivation has declined. Combine those points with the peer pressure, bullying, and stresses of middle school, and the students do not have a positive outlook on their education.

Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs - Learn how one educator uses G Suite for Education to help students overcome their negative self-images and embrace learning.

Peer Initiation Strategies for Students with Autism (Grades PreK-12): With these strategies, peers are taught how to initiate and encourage social interactions with children with autism.

Peer Initiation Strategies for Students with Autism

Peer Initiation Strategies for Students with Autism (Grades With these strategies, peers are taught how to initiate and encourage social interactions with children with autism.

Differentiated curriculum is individualized to meet the diverse needs of all the students in one class.

Differentiated Curriculum: A Successful Experience

Differentiated curriculum is individualized to meet the diverse needs of all the students in one class.

Use these practical guidelines when teaching ESL students with learning difficulties. (Grades Pre-K - 12)

Teaching English-Language Learners with Learning Difficulties

Use these practical guidelines when teaching ESL students with learning difficulties. (Grades Pre-K -

Use this program to foster a positive attitude and self-esteem for culturally diverse students, especially those with learning problems. (Grades Pre-K - 12)

Empowering Diverse Students with Learning Problems

Use this program to foster a positive attitude and self-esteem for culturally diverse students, especially those with learning problems. (Grades Pre-K -

When teaching in an inclusion classroom, many accommodations are often made to help certain students. I have found that the majority of these accommodations are helpful not only for our special needs students, but are best practices for everyone.  Some of my most utilized accommodations include reading questions orally, providing extended time for assignments, allowing wait time (which is different from extended time!), giving motor breaks, and representing the material through multiple…

Inclusive Practices are Best Practices

When teaching in an inclusion classroom, many accommodations are often made to help certain students. I have found that the majority of these accommodations are helpful not only for our special needs students, but are best practices for everyone.

Prepare to teach the students with special needs you may have in your classroom using this advice on accommodating and modifying your lessons to meet the needs of everyone. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable. (Grades PreK-12)

Teaching Students with Special Needs: Advice for Teachers (Grades K-12)

Prepare to teach the students with special needs you may have in your classroom using this advice on accommodating and modifying your lessons to meet the needs of everyone. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable.

This extensive list details books for both children and adults that deal with disabilities. The books are sorted by readability and their descriptions include the type of disability addressed. (Grades Pre-K-12) | TeacherVision

Children's Books About Disabilities

This extensive list details books for both children and adults that deal with disabilities. The books are sorted by readability and their descriptions include the type of disability addressed.

Learn more about inclusion and how it impacts the classroom. Featuring answers to questions such as, "How can inclusive practices be incorporated in early childhood settings, and how can parents become involved?", "Is it possible to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular education (inclusion) classroom?", and more.

Frequently Asked Questions on Inclusion

6 Autism Awareness Activities for Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Day

6 Autism Awareness Activities for Kids

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