Effective Practices in the Classroom and School

October 2011 A critical part of improving educational results for children with disabilities is using effective practices in the classroom and across the school. Special educators have built an impressive knowledge base across 30 years of experience individualizing instruction for children and administering special education and related services in our schools. NICHCY is pleased to make that knowledge base available to you, in the following … [Read more...]

Preparing general educators to improve outcomes for students with disabilities

Today 57% of students with disabilities spend more than 80% of their day in general education classrooms, yet general education teachers consistently report that they do not have the skills they need to effectively instruct diverse learners, including students with disabilities. This 32-page report was prepared for American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD), because they believe … [Read more...]

Accessible textbooks in the K–12 classroom

This educator’s guide to getting accessible materials for your students comes from the the center that knows all about accessible instructional materials, the AIM Center. It's subtitled: An Educator’s Guide to the Acquisition of Alternate Format Core Learning Materials for Pre-K–12 Students with Print Disabilities.  (posted December 28, 2011)http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families/school/accessible_textbooks … [Read more...]

Expertise at Your Fingertips

by Lisa Küpper National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)  There’s disability expertise at your fingertips—literally. You can access a goldmine of disability know-how, in fact, by typing this address into your web browser: http://www.tadnet.org/home The link will take you to the home page of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination network—the TA&D, for short. The TA&D is a network of more than … [Read more...]

Expertise at Your Fingertips

by Lisa KüpperNational Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) There’s disability expertise at your fingertips—literally. You can access a goldmine of disability know-how, in fact, by typing this address into your web browser: http://www.tadnet.org/homeThe link will take you to the home page of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination network—the TA&D, for short. The TA&D is a network of more than 40 centers … [Read more...]

National Center for Blind Youth in Science | Web portal

This site is a clearinghouse of information and resources regarding blind youth and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers. Users may find information about how to adapt science lessons, where to find accessible math programs, and what nonvisual techniques are most effective in the STEM areas. Users may also read biographies of successful blind scientists and hear interviews as these professionals discuss the challenges … [Read more...]

Infusing disability studies into the general curriculum

Just as there is a recognized need to include more children with disabilities into the general education classroom, with access to the general curriculum, there is also a need to infuse that same curriculum with more discussion of disabilities themselves. This 12-page guide provides tips and resources about how to start thinking, talking, and teaching about the meaning and experience of children with disabilities in our schools. (posted February … [Read more...]

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