Using “What Works”

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Using What Works at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/meta80resources/_________________________________Updated August 2012This resource page is … [Read more...]

Learn to Implement Effective RTI for Mathematics!

by the IRIS Center The IRIS Center is a national center that provides high-quality resources about students with disabilities for college and university faculty and professional development trainers. Visit IRIS' website to find free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ ******************************************************************************************************** Did … [Read more...]

Arranging a Classroom to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

By Nicole Eredics Nicole Eredics is an Elementary Educator who has spent over 15 years working in inclusive classrooms, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from … [Read more...]

Educator’s guide to getting accessible materials for your students

From the center that knows all about accessible instructional materials, the AIM Center.  (posted September 1, 2011) http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families/school/accessible_textbooks … [Read more...]

What Works: Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities

by Elaine Mulligan Project Director, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)September 2011 Teaching is not an exact science, where one approach fits all. A carefully planned lesson might inspire one student to craft an amazing story, commit to improving her grades, and go on to college to become a journalist. That same lesson might leave another child confused and discouraged.Effective teaching requires flexibility … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Bad Co-Teacher

by Elaine Mulligan Project Director National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) I am a teacher. No, I’m not currently working in classrooms. I’m a teacher in the same way that I’m a pink-nosed Irish woman, or a Virgo – it’s inherent in my character. More specifically, I’m a special education teacher. My attention is always drawn to the person in any room who seems excluded or in need of help; I … [Read more...]

Finding What Works for Children with Special Needs

by the What Works Clearinghouse Educators working with children who exhibit emotional and behavioral concerns are interested in new techniques that will help them meet the needs of their students. But we shouldn’t expect teachers to have the time to examine the voluminous number of articles on this topic.The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) takes on this task by providing an independent examination of education research in order to provide central, … [Read more...]

Differentiated Instruction in Today’s Classrooms

by the IRIS Center The IRIS Center is a national center that provides high-quality resources about students with disabilities for college and university faculty and professional development trainers. Visit IRIS' website to find free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ ******************************************************************************************************** Now, … [Read more...]

Intensive interventions for students struggling in reading and math

This publication provides research-based guidance that reflects "best practices" for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties in K-12, including students with disabilities. It can also be used as a resource for instructional specialists and special education teachers who are searching for broad guidelines on the design and delivery of intensive interventions. From the Center on Instruction. … [Read more...]

Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom

Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this Practice Guide from the Doing What Works Clearinghouse offers prevention, implementation, and schoolwide strategies that can be used to reduce behavior problems that prevent students from engaging in instruction. (link updated, October 2012) http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/practiceguide.aspx?sid=4 … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.