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Resources - Special Needs

A Curriculum Unit using iPad Tablets, for Students with Autism - The Amazing Race

This presentation was a project I created as an assignment for my Masters in Education. I majored in Technology (specifically the use of iPads) and Special E...

Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy

This year new reforms will overhaul how the needs of children with special educational needs (SEN) are assessed and met. In September a new code of practice comes into force and a three-year process of replacing SEN statements with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) begins.

Inclusion and Special Education

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas--superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

Response to Intervention - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts

What Is Response to Intervention?
According to the RTI Action Network, "Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to help struggling learners. Students' progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both."

Student Mentoring

According to ASCD's A Lexicon of Learning, the term standards usually refers to specific criteria for what students are expected to learn and be able to do. These standards usually take two forms in the curriculum:

Special Ed

Explore Linda Carter's hand-picked collection of Pins about Special Ed on Pinterest. | See more about ipad app, autism and story books.

A Nice Tool to Enhance Students Online Reading Experience ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May , 2014 Evernote Clearly is one of my favourite tools that I have been using to read articles online. Evernote Clearly cleans webpages of any distractive features around the content and provides you with a better reading experience. This is a ideal extension for students to use when reading online.

iPads In Special Ed: What Does The Research Say?

This week, NPR Ed's Eric Westervelt visited a special education classroom in New York City where iPads are being used in a novel way. Students with a


Hello World with Miyah Sundermeyer

Hello World with Miyah Sundermeyer

This is video about me giving two cents about people with Autism being warehoused.

Best Apps for Special Needs & Learning Differences

Support students with special needs and learning differences with these great apps. Featured tools: Proloquo2Go; The Social Express Pro; Kids in Story Book Maker.

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple's Siri

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple's "intelligent personal assistant" on the iPhone, is currently his B.F.F.

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

This guide to assistive technology will help you navigate some of the available websites, resources, and tools related to assistive technology and accessible instructional materials -- from getting started, to tips, to finding appropriate technology and need-specific resources. Before you dive in, you may want to watch VideoAmy's " Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology."

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

The following passage is about dyslexia. I want you to assume that I will be asking you a comprehension question or two when you are done. You have one minute. Go! The bottob line it thit it doet exitt, no bitter whit nibe teotle give it (i.e. ttecific leirning ditibility, etc).

Digital portfolios and exceptional children

We're on our way to the CEC conference this week where we will be delving into the world of special needs. I've been thinking a lot about a little girl in our neighborhood, Alexis, whose parents I know. Alexis is in the second grade and has an IEP because she's on the autistic spectrum.