Inclusion and Access to the General Curriculum
IN THIS ISSUE
- Resources from NICHCY
- From Our Friends at the IDEA Partnership
- It All Starts…in Families…and Communities
- The Little Ones: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
- Schools, K-12
- State & System Tools
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RESOURCES FROM NICHCY!
NICHCY offers an array of resources to help educators improve access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities. Here’s a list of what to consult first.
Addressing the general education curriculum.
We’ve devoted an entire page of resources to the subject! Find resources to help teach students with disabilities reading, math, science, history, the arts, and more.
Supports, modifications, and accommodations for students.
What’s effective for students with specific disabilities?
Connect with educator guides for educating students with AD/HD, autism, behavioral/emotional disorders, hearing impairment, deafness, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment (including blindness). http://nichcy.org/schoolage/effective-practices/speced
Tips for teachers in our disability fact sheets.
Many of our fact sheets offer a section called “Tips for Teachers”- AD/HD, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, speech-language impairments, and traumatic brain injury. Access the fact sheets of your choice at:
Also, remember to look on the sidebars of each of these pages for additional resources. That’s where we list valuable Related Information.
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE IDEA PARTNERSHIP
This great resource is intended for school personnel with very limited knowledge about Response to Intervention (RTI); the presentation provides opportunities to learn basic RTI terminology and foundations for developing a framework to support all students.
Response to Intervention: Fundamentals for Educators–Presenter Guide.
IT ALL STARTS IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Parents’ Guide to Student Success.
On parent-teacher communication.
Two resources from Eduguide to help parents establish a good working relationship with their child’s teacher.
Nine questions to guide parent-teacher communication.
These 9 questions will help you get ready to meet with your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year or any time!
Parent-teacher communication: What teachers wish parents knew.
Advocating for your child with a disability: 9 rules of thumb.
It can be very difficult for parents of children with special educational needs to advocate calmly and objectively for the educational and related services their children need. Here are a few rules of thumb from Wrightslaw. http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/advo.9rules.crabtree.htm
THE LITTLE ONES: EARLY INTERVENTION/EARLY CHILDHOOD
A Joint Position Statement of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Indicators of “quality” in early childhood programs.
This publication from NECTAC, Quality Indicators of Inclusive Early Childhood Programs/Practices, is a compilation of selected resources.
Tiered instruction module now available in Spanish.
This CONNECT module focuses on the purpose, use, and potential benefits of tiered instruction when working with young children. Now there’s a Spanish version of the module, too!
The brain science of early childhood.
The neuroscientific research on the early brain is one of the most compelling bodies of evidence for investing in young children. Conveying this message broadly is critical to building support for early childhood policies and programs. Here’s a range of tools (PowerPoint, videos, and one-page information briefs) to help non-scientists present information on early brain development and the importance of investing in early childhood programs.
5-minute video | How the brain develops executive functions.
In the brain, executive functioning refers to a group of skills that helps us focus on multiple streams of information at the same time, and revise plans as necessary. Acquiring the early building blocks of these skills is one of the most important and challenging tasks of the early childhood years.
Pre-3 CONNECT: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Professional Development.
Early Childhood Educators, join CONNECT for a full-day pre-conference workshop at the DEC Annual Conference on October 28 2012 in Minneapolis. The workshop will include evidence-based practice resources, ways to organize professional development opportunities around early childhood inclusion, and much more.
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Visit PEPNet, the central resource on educating students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This page gives you access to a mighty list of accommodation publications, including: speech-to-text services, test equity for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and serving students who have a cochlear implant.
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STATE & SYSTEM TOOLS
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