Research Center

February 2012 Looking for research-based information to guide your work with children with disabilities? You've come to the right place! We're pleased to connect you to the knowledge base that the field has accumulated over years of investigation and practice. _____________________________________________ Research Basics Learn all about education research:  how it's conducted, how to read and understand a research article, sources of research … [Read more...]

Evidence for Education

October 2010 NICHCY's online Evidence for Education modules and downloadable PDF's explore the best evidence-based practices education has to offer. So who are they for, exactly? Well, they're for you, exactly--that is, if you're interested in learning more about what works in teaching children with disabilities. Each of us within the education community has a role to play in implementing practices based on the best available evidence--from … [Read more...]

Special Education

_________________________________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 Special Education at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/iep-specialeducation/_________________________________Updated March 2013This info in Spanish … [Read more...]

Understanding How The Brain Learns

_________________________________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 Understanding How The Brain Learns at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/brain101/_________________________________Links updated, April 2013This … [Read more...]

Effective Staff Development

October 2010 Resources updated, April 2013NICHCY is pleased to offer you this page of resources focused primarily upon staff development for teachers (both general and special educators) and the paraprofessionals who assist them in the classroom. Whether you're a school administrator responsible for the professional development of others, or a teacher or a paraprofessional looking after your own professional development, we hope you'll find information … [Read more...]

What Does the Research Say?

_________________________________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 What Does the Research Say? at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/research-teacher-retention/_________________________________Additional resources … [Read more...]

The Power of Strategy Instruction

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2006 Links updated, October 2010 Download PDF Table of Contents Introduction Early Studies of the Good Learner Spotlight on...the SIM Model SIM Content Literacy Continuum: A Working Example Spotlight on...SRSD for Writing Combining Strategy Instruction with Direct Instruction Promise Beyond LD Conclusion If you've ever played the game of chess, chances are you … [Read more...]

Social Skills and Academic Achievement

Evidence for Education, Volume III, Issue 2 August 2008 (Links updated, February 2011) by Kathlyn M. Steedly, Ph.D., Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D., Michael Levin, M.A., & Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. PDF version Table of Contents Introduction Social Skills - What Are They? What the Research Says Group 1: Beginning Social Skills What About Maria? Putting Programs Into Practice Conclusion Additional Info References Introduction Maria, … [Read more...]

Effective Mathematics Instruction

by Kathlyn Steedly, Ph.D., Kyrie Dragoo, M.Ed., Sousan Arefeh, Ph.D., & Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. Evidence for Education  • Volume III • Issue I • 2008 Links updated, August 2012 Download PDF Table of Contents What Students Need to Know and We Need To Teach How Disabilities Can Affect Math Achievement Effective Math Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties Choosing and Using Effective Math Intervention Strategies Glossary References _________________________ “Can … [Read more...]

Assessment and Accommodations

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D., & Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D.Evidence for Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2007 Resources updated, October 2010Download PDFTable of Contents Introduction The Big Picture: Expectations, Content, and Testing Deciding Which Accommodations a Student Needs Types of Accommodations What Does the Research Say? What About Alternate Assessments? The Value of Progress Monitoring Conclusion References The world is full of examples of accommodations … [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.