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...]

Special education FAQ

Even though parents receive a copy of special education rights and responsibilities at least once a year, often there is confusion about interpretation. This online article presents some recurring questions and answers about the protections offered under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Learn about the protections offered by special education law. (posted January 10, 2013) http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/legal-rights/521-special-education-faq.gs   … [Read more...]

Inclusive physical education

Many teachers and coaches have questions about how best to include children with disabilities in physical education. This article aims to help teachers, student teachers, and coaches to consider various factors that can affect a pupil's ability to participate in physical education activities, recognize how physical education activities can be adapted to better suit a child, and identify resources that can help in learning more about this area. (posted … [Read more...]

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