• Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Assistive Technology & Augmentative Communication

    Bookshare

    BookShare

    Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

     

    Genesis AAC

    Genesis AAC

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is set of tools and strategies that can be used to solve communication challenges.

    This site offers valuable videos, pacing guides, and information about AAC instruction.

    Saltillo

    SaltilloChatCorner

    Saltillo has created materials to support use of many of the language systems. You will find examples of games, simple stories and a toolbox to help you plan your implementation strategies.

    Tar Heel Reader

    TarHeel Reader

    Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.

    do2Learn

    Do2Learn

    This resource provides a list of resources and activities for students with speech or language impairment.

    Boardmaker

    Boardmaker To Go

    Boardmaker is a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication for students with autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, speech and language disorders, and behavioral disorders.


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Visual Impairment

    Accessibyte

    Accessibyte

    Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of

    apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards and study apps.

    BeeLine Reader

    BeeLine Reader

    BeeLine Reader helps students read on screen more effectively. It is used both by skilled readers (including high school and college students) and readers with dyslexia, ADHD and autism. The technology is backed by educational research and has won social impact awards from the United Nations and Stanford University.

    Audible

    Audible Stories

    The world's largest collection of audiobooks. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

     

     

    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    AFIRM

    AFIRM UNC

    AFIRM offers online learning modules and support strategies designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with autism during this period of uncertainty. Examples and ready-made resources are included to help caregivers implement these strategies quickly and easily.

    IBCCES

    IBCCES

    15 supportive behavior strategies for children on the autism spectrum. Many of the strategies can also be used to help children without autism with challenging behaviors.

    HelpGuide

    Help Guide

    On this page you will find a guide to parents to assist their students with autism at home.

    Excercise Buddy

    Exercise Buddy 

    Autism and special needs exercise app supported in research and used by universities, parents and professionals around the world.

    do2Learn

    Do2Learn

    This resource provides a list of resources and activities for students with speech or language impairment.

    Better World Ed

    Better World Ed

    Better World Ed's Learning Journeys weave together critical skills: math, literacy, empathy, social awareness, and curiosity.

     


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Specific Learning Disability

    Reading Rockets

    Reading Rockets

    In addition to the many resources, Reading Rockets provides families with tips for working with students with disabilities online during the Covid 19 crisis.

    LD online

    LD Online

    Learning Disabilities Online features an Educators section, which provides instructional strategies, information, and solutions for teaching issues.

    Teacher Vision
     

    Teacher Vision

    Inform yourself about curriculum strategies and classroom management for students with different learning needs. Resources on everything you need to know about teaching special needs students effectively.

    Breezy Special Ed

    Breezy Special Ed

    Breezy Special Ed has a variety of resources to assist teachers and families in providing learning activities for students with disabilities.

    Bamboo

    Bamboo Learning

    Bamboo Learning offers FREE voice-based applications that cover a range of academic subjects, including math, ELA/listening comprehension, and social studies. Bamboo Learning Alexa skills focus on fun, home-based, family-friendly learning, and ensure children's engagement.

     

     

     


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Intellectual Disabilities

     do2Learn

    Do 2 Learn

    Included is a list of strategies to benefit students with intellectual disabilities.

    Education Associates

    Education Associates

    Lesson plans for student with special needs-two levels of learning included-for basic hygiene & passive recreation.


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities

     CSEFEL

    CSEFEL

    The site provides evidence-based practices, strategies, and intervention procedures to help support young children’s social and emotional development. They include examples and vignettes illustrating how practical strategies might be used in a variety of early childhood settings and home environments.

    Child Mind

    Child Mind Institute

    “Managing Problem Behavior at Home” provides information and tips on how to manage behaviors while at home.


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity

     ADDitude

    ADDitude

    ADDitude offers a variety of teaching strategies to assist students, especially those with ADD/ADHD, learn to the best of their ability.

    Touch-type, Read and Spell

    Touch-type, Read & Spell

    In this blog, ADHD and ADD are defined, how to recognize the symptoms as well as tips and strategies for teachers and parents.

     

    LD Online

    LD Online

    On LD Online, the article, “Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices,” provides background as well as strategies for instruction in both behavior and academics.

     

     


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    Accessibyte

    Accessibyte

    Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards and study apps.

    DeafVerse

    Deafverse

    Deafverse is a choose-your-own- adventure game created just for deaf teenagers. In Duel of the Bots, you get to make own choices, stand up for yourself, and build confidence and skills you can use in real life— even when you don’t have a robot by your side!

    Auditory Sciences

    Auditory Sciences

    Auditory Sciences is partnering with academic institutions who are preparing for prolonged absences and/or campus closures due to COVID-19. They are creating for your school a free captioning, note-taking and translation website that you can use to facilitate off- campus communications with students and faculty.

     

     


    Resources for Exceptional Student Education

    Universal Design for Learning

    Flipgrid

    FlipGrid

    Create a video to show mastery of a math problem, act out your favorite book character or discuss a current event. Families create a private space, ask a question and learners respond with a short video. Videos can be created with ink, whiteboards, filters, images, emojis and more.

    Canva

    Canva for Education

    Canva are offering a super-charged version of Canva to classrooms for free. Jam-packed with value and time-saving features (plus millions of free images), every user of Canva for Education gets hundreds of dollars of value for free. Register your class to unlock the best teaching tools Canva has to offer – from classroom collaboration to folders that help you stay organized.

    Achieve 3000

    Achieve3000

    Achieve3000 partners with educators to deliver a comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly accelerate literacy and deepen learning across the content areas. For more than four million students in grades PreK-12, Achieve3000 improves high-stakes test performance and drives college and career readiness.

    Actively Learn

    Actively Learn

    Actively Learn is a digital curriculum platform for grades 6-12 ELA, SS, and Science. Our catalog includes over 3,000 texts, videos, and simulations that include embedded questions, scaffolding notes, and multimedia to support all learners. We also seamlessly integrate with Google Classroom.