Specific Disabilities

En español | In Spanish NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability. Don't see the disability you were looking for listed below? Try our suggestions page. _____________________ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity … [Read more...]

Categories of Disability Under IDEA

March 2012 In PDF In Spanish | En español The nation's special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term "child with a disability." That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes. The IDEA's disability … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injury

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 18 (FS18) Updated October 2012PDF versionEn español | In SpanishIn This Publication:Susan's storyWhat is traumatic brain injury?How is TBI defined?How common is TBI?What are the signs?Is there help available?What about school?Tips for parentsTips for teachersResources of more information ______________________Susan's StorySusan was 7 years old when she was hit by a car while riding her bike. She broke her arm and leg. … [Read more...]

Connecting with the Expertise of Special Education

Updated July 2012 Links checked, January 2013 Special educators have a tremendous amount of expertise to share, especially about individualizing instruction for students with specific kinds of disabilities and taking into account each child's special needs. Take advantage of the knowledge base that's built up over years of providing special education services to children with disabilities, starting with the section below on Special Education Websites. … [Read more...]

For those affected by TBI

TBI stands for traumatic brain injury. Brainline is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. http://www.brainline.org/   … [Read more...]

TBI and teens: Information for school administrators

Students who are recovering from brain injuries may need several kinds of support to continue to function in school. http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/Traumatic%20Brain%20Injury-NASSP%20Dec%2007.pdf … [Read more...]

Traumatic brain injury | Learning module

This interactive learning module provides basic facts about traumatic brain injury and how it affects people. From the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training.  (posted October 12, 2012)http://www.cbirt.org/resources/interactive-learning-modules/  … [Read more...]

Educating students with TBI

The TBI Education website offers evidence-based information and resources for people working with students who have a traumatic brain injury. (posted October 12, 2012) http://www.cbirt.org/tbi-education/ … [Read more...]

Guided IFSP for young children with TBI

This 8-page shell of an IFSP (individualized family service plan) will help early interventionists and families develop an effective IFSP for a child younger than 5 years old who's had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Includes lots of questions and prompts to guide the team's thinking on how to address the child's developmental needs, post-TBI.  (Link updated, April 2013) http://www.cbirt.org/uploads/medialibrary/2010/09/IFSP_Guide_for_Children_with_TBI.pdf … [Read more...]

Project BRAIN | Interactive training module

This online interactive CD-ROM was developed as a learning tool for educators, health care, and related service professionals who work with students that have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can explore rooms of the virtual school while learning about TBI, the causes and potential effects of TBI on an injured person, and suggested strategies and resources for helping students with TBI. (posted December 18, 2012)http://www.tndisability.org/brain/cd/index.php  … [Read more...]

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