Special Needs

General Resources

ASK  About Special Kids   Answers for families of kids with special needs in Indiana
Easter Seals Disability Services:  Indiana Resources
Helpful Resources, Grouped by Need at SEN
IEP Goal Bank
LD Online  Articles and instructional strategies for differentiating instruction, inclusion, behavior and social skills, accomodations, and classroom managament
Printable Tools: homework chart, self monitoring chart, math scratch paper, etc.
ReadPlease  Award-winning, free text-to-speech software
Sample Forms:  classroom observation, behavior management plan
SIOP Templates  Lesson templates, including one for content and language objectives, meaningful activities, and review and assessment activities.
Social Skills for Middle School Students   Skills in the classroom, with peers, and with adults
TeacherVision:  Special Needs  Technology resources, behavior modification, teaching methodology, subject resources and ELL, printables, mental health and wellness, classroom managament and discipline, assessment accomodations, learning and developmental disability resources
Teaching LD:  LD Resources.   Click a topic, then click on a PDF to print
UDL’s List of Free Text-to-Speech Sites   


Behavior

ADHD Behavior Resources  from i4c
The Behavior Advisor
Self-Regulation Behavior Strategies


Picture Resources

Internet Picture Dictionary
Photographic Dictionary  Simple descriptions, large photos, & categories (jobs, food, places, events, man-made objects) of common objects using Creative Commons (copyright-free) images.  [Note: the Beverage Tab is inappropriate for school use.]

 

Games and Activities

Do 2 Learn  Games for facial expression, feelings, safety, word pairs, and more.  Printables, picture cards, teacher toolbox.
Free Software Downloads  Various games and tools for special needs
Homemade Games from Do2Learn
No Time for Flashcards  Activities for young children that promote play, discovery, and learning.  Crafts, cooking, science, math, pretend play, fine and gross motor, songs, and sensory activities.
Printables at SEN Teacher

 

Autism

Fact Sheet from NIH   Overview of signs, causes, treatment, research and good websites
HANDS:  Tools   Activities for teachers
HANDS   Resources for parents and teachers
TACA   Articles about Autism and Learning
TEACCH Articles on educational approaches to Autism
Tools for Professionals  from Autism Speaks

 

Sign Language

ASL Browser  by MSU
ASL University
How to Sign Numbers
Signing Savvy