Website Resources

United States Department of Education Links
http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

United States Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html

IDEA '97 Regulations (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/Policy/IDEA/regs.html

IDEA '97 General Overview Questions & Answers, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/Policy/IDEA/overview.html

IDEA'97 Provisions of Special Interest to Parents -- Topic Brief http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/idea/brief12.html

A Guide to the Individualized Education Program http://www.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html

Regular Education Teachers as IEP Team Members -- Topic Brief - Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, 1999 http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/idea/brief3.html

Publications of General Interest from the United States Department of Education - You can order many of these materials by contacting EDPubs, the Department of Education's publications distribution center. Most are available in English and Spanish. Please see the website to determine which are available in print and which are available only on line.  http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html

No Child Left Behind: A Parents Guide summarizes the No Child Left Behind Act. It answers common questions about the law, explains what the law does for parents, and tells where to find additional resources.

Questions Parents Ask About Schools provides answers to commonly asked questions on topics such as Getting Ready for School, Monitoring School Work, Helping with Reading, and Working with Schools and Teachers. http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/questions/index.html

Helping Your Child Succeed in School: Every child has the power to succeed in school and in life and every parent, family member and caregiver can help. This booklet provides parents with information, tools and activities they can use in the home to help their child develop the skills critical to academic success. http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/succeed/index.html

Tools for Student Success

Helping Your Child With Homework: Homework can help children to develop positive study skills and habits, improve their thinking and memory abilities, and encourage them to use time well, learn independently, and take responsibility for their work. This booklet helps parents of elementary and junior high school students understand why homework is important and makes suggestions for helping children complete assignments successfully. http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/homework/index.html


SPECIAL EDUCATION TOPICS

FDA’s Drug Safety Initiative  http://www.fda.gov/cder/drugSafety.htm

Hood College's Department of Special Education, Special Education Resources on the Internet http://seriweb.com

Surrogate Parent Training Information  http://parentsurrogate.edresourcesohio.org

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet http://www.psychwww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm

Children with ADD/ADHD ­ Topic Brief http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/idea/brief6.html

Use of "Developmental Delay" by States and LEAs-- Topic Brief http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/idea/brief7.html

 

AUTISM / ASPERGER SYNDROME RESOURCES

ABA Educational Resources http://www.abaresources.com

Autism Resources http://www.autism-resources.com

Autism Society of America http://www.autism-society.org/

Center for the Study of Autism http://www.autism.com

Fragile-X Syndrome Research Foundation http://www.FRAXA.org/

Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support http://www.aspergersyndrome.org

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children(The TEACCH program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill http://www.teacch.com/

Educating Children with Autism National Academy Press; (2001, 300pp.) Catherine Lord and James P. McGee, editors, Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism, National Research Council http://www.nap.edu/books/0309072697/html/

 

COGNITIVE DELAYS

Association of Mental Retardation http://www.aamr.org

Down Syndrome http://www.nas.com/downsyn

Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities since 1975. http://www.tash.org

National Down Syndrome Society http://www.ndss.org/

National Information Rehabilitation Information Center http://www.naric.com

 National Organization of Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org

 The Arc http://thearc.org/

 

EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice cecp.air.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org

 

HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

Better Hearing Institute http://www.betterhearing.org/

Center for Hearing Loss in Children at the Boys Town National Research Hospital  http://www.boystownhospital.org

Listen Up! and Talk It Up! http://www.listen-up.org

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People http://www.shhh.org/

The Council on Education of the Deaf from Kent State University http://deafed.net

 

LEARNING DIFFERENCES

All Kinds of Minds: Understanding Differences in Learning www.allkindsofminds.org

Council for Exceptional Children Division for Learning Disabilities www.dldcec.org

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) www.cldinternational.org

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) www.interdys.org

LDonline www.ldonline.org

LD Resources http://www.ldresources.com

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) www.LDAAmerica.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities IDEA Parent Guide http://www.ncld.org/content/view/900/456084/

Non-Verbal Learning Disorders: http://www.nldline.com/

Schwab Learning www.schwablearning.org

Keys to Successful Learning: A National Summit on Research in Learning Disabilities: A video cast from Keys to Successful Learning: A National Summit on Research in Learning Disabilities. You will need to download and install and RealMedia G2 Player, available on the same page.) http://www.connectlive.com/events/learningsummit/

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Helping Your Preschool Child: http://www.ed.gov/parents/earlychild/ready/preschool/part.html

Teaching Our Youngest-A Guide for Preschool Teachers & Child Care & Family Providers http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/early/teachingouryoungest/index.html

 

PHONEMIC AWARENESS

LD Online How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities  for Collaborative Classrooms http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/cld_hownow.html

Literature for Literacy Telecollaborative Project http://www.literatureforliterature.ecsd.net/

Phonemic Awareness Activities for the Classroom http://208.183.128.8/read/Phonemic.htm

Phonemic Awareness Links http://www.expage.com/page/woodshop13

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/health/cmhealth/Speech/2001/Lowrie/

Reading Workshop http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/rcompindex.htm

 

READING

"Learning to Read/Reading to Learn" Learning To Read/Reading To Learn Campaign; Helping Children with Learning Disabilities to Succeed, Office of Special Education Programs' National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators July 9, 1996 http://idea.uoregon.edu/~ncite/programs/read.html

The Knowledge Loom http://knowledgeloom.org

Reading Online: Articles from the International Reading Association http://www.readingonline.org

Reading Rockets http://www.readingrockets.org

Helping Your Child Become a Reader http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/reader/index.html

Reading Tips for Parents http://www.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/readingtips/index.html

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/publications/reading_first2.html

Proven Ideas from Research for Parents: A Child Becomes a Reader – K-3 http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/toolkit/InstPract_proven_ideas.asp

 

SOCIAL SKILLS

"Do's & Don'ts" for Fostering Social Competence http://www.ricklavoie.com/dosart.html

Home (at yours and others!) for the Holidays http://www.ricklavoie.com/homeholidayart.html

Self-Esteem: The Cause and Effect of Success for the Child with Learning Differences http://www.ricklavoie.com/selfesteemart.html

Social Competence and the Child with Learning Disabilities http://www.ricklavoie.com/competart.html

Social Tips for Giving and Receiving Gifts http://www.ricklavoie.com/holidaysart.html

The Teacher's Role in Developing Social Skills  http://www.ricklavoie.com/teacherart.html

 

STUDY SKILLS AND TEST TAKING

Muskingum University http://www.muskingum.edu/%7Ecal/database/

Sites to Promote Academic Success http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda7.html

 

TECHNOLOGY

Center for Applied Special Technology http://www.Cast.org

Family Center on Technology and Disability http://www.fctd.info

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media, and Materials http://www.edc.org/FSC/NCIP/

 

WRITING

Access Homepage http://englishcompanion.com/access/index.html

English Exercises Online http://www.smic.be/smic5022/index.htm

Essay Punch, Essaypunch takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic essay. http://www.essaypunch.com

LD online: Writing http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/writing/writing.html

News-2-You (online, easy-to-read news about current events for children) http://www.news-2-you.com

Resource Room http://www.resourceroom.net

Room 82 Homepage http://englishcompanion.com/room82/index.html

Sparknotes, Provides in-depth study guides to a large number of books assigned to secondary students http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/

 

BEHAVIOR - POSITIVE SUPPORTS

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice http://cecp.air.org/

Functional Assessment of Behavior http://www.pbis.org/english/Functional_Assessment_of_Behavior.htm

Functional Behavior Assessment http://www.air.org/cecp/fba/default.htm

Functional Behavioral Assessment - Fact Sheet PDF [88K] http://www.ideapractices.org/

Getting Behavior in Shape at Home http://www.pbis.org/english/behaviorshape.htm

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (English and Spanish) www.pbis.org

Schoolwide Approaches to Behavior - Fact Sheet http://www.ideapractices.org/

Tips for Parents: Incorporating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Into the IEP http://www.pbis.org/files/parentiep.doc


COLLEGE PLANNING

College Board http://www.collegeboard.org

College Choice Website http://www.gseis.ucla.edu

College Edge http://www.embark.com

College Funding Company http://www.cfionline.com

CollegeNet http://www.collegenet.com

Colleges and Careers Guidance Center http://www.collegexpress.com/

Colleges That Change Lives http://www.ctcl.com

fastWEB http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb

FishNet: the College Guide http://mycollegeguide.org

Peterson's Education and Career Center http://www.petersons.com

Student Financial Assistance Programs http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/completing_fafsa/index.html

The Princeton Review http://princetonreview.com

The United States Dept. of Education: The Student Guide http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

All Languages

BBC Languages http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

Foreign Language News and Newspapers http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/flnews/

Vocabulary Training Exercises http://www.vokabel.com/

French

EIFFEL: Excellence in French for Every Learner http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/eiffel/index.htm

Links to French Resource Sites http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/french/index.htm

German

Links to German Resource Sites http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/german/index.htm

Sign Language

Links to American Sign Language Resource Sites http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/amslan.htm

Spanish

C.B. Putnam's Spanish Page http://www.ea1785.org/htm/Units/Upper/modlang/putnam/spanish/spanish.htm

Learn Spanish http://www.studyspanish.com/

Links to Spanish Resource Sites http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/spanish/index.htm

STARS: Spanish Tutorial and Review Site http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/stars/index.htm

 

MATH

Getting Ready for Your Math Final (good tips for any math test) http://www.eop.mu.edu/study/MathFinal.html

LD online: Math Skills http://www.ldonline.org/article.php?id=0&loc=70

Multiplication.com is a site with resources for teaching multiplication facts.  http://www.multiplication.com/

Resource Room http://www.resourceroom.net

Sparknotes, Provides study guides to a variety of topics in math http://www.sparknotes.com/math/

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics: Our increasingly technological world demands strong skills in mathematics, not only in the workforce but also in everyday life, and these demands will only increase over the lifetimes of our children. The major portion of this booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math. http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html

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