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Accessing the General Education Curriculum: Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities
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This Module highlights classroom considerations that promote access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
08/31/2018
Accountability: High-Stakes Testing for Students with Disabilities
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This Module presents information on legal requirements and accommodations for testing students with disabilities, in addition to highlighting considerations for interpreting performance data for this population (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
08/31/2018
Advances in Neurotechnology
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Read the Fine Print
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Our brains control every movement we make. Most of us take for granted our ability to pick up a cup or change the television station. However, for people who have lost a limb or become paralyzed, the inability to do these things means a loss of freedom and independence. This video segment from Greater Boston describes how neuroscientists and bioengineers have teamed up to create a system that allows people who have lost motor functions to control electronic devices through their thoughts alone. Grades 6-12 ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Argosy Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
05/09/2006
Child Welfare Practice: Keeping Children With Disabilities in Their Home
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Remix and Share
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This six-part curriculum introduces working with children with disabilities and is based on a model that sees disability as an issue of diversity rather than of dysfunction and medicine. It may be used in part, but use in whole is strongly recommended. The modules address the competencies involving cultural skills and knowledge and impact competencies regarding child welfare skills and knowledge about child abuse. They cover: quantifying the number of persons with disabilities in the United States and California, having participants understand their own values and attitudes regarding children with disabilities, physical and sexual abuse affecting children with disabilities, families with children with disabilities, a generic model of practice that includes children with disabilities and their families, and a resource directory. (189 pages)Salsgiver, R. O. (2000).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This online textbook addresses the population of individuals with disabilities that experience complex lifelong needs across multiple areas in their lives. Drs. Sennott and Loman drafted this book (along with the help from some friends) with the hope of providing pertinent, practical, and current resources to future special educators who plan to serve individuals with complex disabilities.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Samuel Sennott; Sheldon Loman; Kristy Lee Park; Luis F. Pérez; Michael J. Kennedy; John Romig; Wendy J. Rodgers
Date Added:
02/01/2015
Dual Language Learners with Disabilities: Supporting Young Children in the Classroom
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This Module offers an overview of young children who are dual language learners. Further, it highlights the importance of maintaining children and families’ home language at the same time they are learning a new or second language, discusses considerations for screening and assessing these children, and identifies strategies for supporting them in inclusive preschool classrooms (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/05/2018
Early Childhood Environments: Designing Effective Classrooms
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This Module, a DEC-recommended resource, offers information on how to set up effective inclusive early childhood classroom environments for young children. It also provides details about the interrelated physical, social, and temporal components of those environments, as well as adaptations to help teachers meet the needs of children with disabilities (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/05/2018
Extending Human Ability Through Technology
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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The purpose of this lesson from Science NetLinks, is to explore how technology has been used to enhance human abilities. In this lesson students will explore various ways in which technology has enhanced human abilities. Middle school students are interested in machines that support or enhance life function, so they should also look at ways in which people use various machines to improve speed, mobility, strength, hearing, seeing, etc. Whenever students learn something about the ways that technology helps human beings, they also learn something about human capabilities and limitations.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
10/06/2004
Inclusive Stories: Teaching About Disabilities With Picture Books
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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This lesson incorporates the staples of a strong secondary English lesson: read-aloud, independent reading, research, and writing. It also encourages students to explore a variety of disabilities with the goal of teaching them to think critically and sensitively about differences. Throughout the lesson, students read The Acorn People by Ron Jones, which tells the story of a camp for children with disabilities. Students also read, analyze, and synthesize information from picture books about disabilities. They then choose a disability to research using a variety of websites and create a picture book about the disability.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Related Services: Common Supports for Students with Disabilities
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This Module offers a description of related services and an overview of the benefits they provide to students with disabilities in the general education classroom. It highlights five commonly used related services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology Services, Social Work Services, and Psychological Services) and briefly highlights many of the other related services as identified through IDEA '04 (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/07/2018
School Counselors: Facilitating Transitions for Students with Disabilities from High School to Post-School Settings
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This Module provides information for counselors and other education professionals to assist high school students with disabilities in the transition from the school environment to a post-school setting (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/07/2018
School Nurses: Roles and Responsibilities in the School Setting
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This Module is designed for school nurses. It provides an overview of school nurses' roles in serving all students in the school environment, in addition to addressing specific roles for working with students with disabilities. More specifically, it discusses participating in 504 plan and IEP meetings, advocating for students with healthcare needs, promoting their services and their roles as school nurses, collaborating with others, and establishing networks (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Secondary Transition: Interagency Collaboration
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This Module defines and discusses the purpose of interagency collaboration and addresses the importance of partnering with agencies to improve outcomes for students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/13/2018
Space Science Is for Everyone: Creating and Using Accessible Resources in Educational Settings
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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This brochure is offered as a tool for science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators who are working with students with disabilities. Some activity descriptions are supplemented with case study examples addressing a particular disability.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Case Study
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
07/17/2001
Working with Your School Nurse: What General Education Teachers Should Do To Promote Educational Success for Students with Health Needs
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This Module is designed for school personnel who may be collaborating with the school nurse during IEP meetings or during other occasions involving the health problems of students with disabilities (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/17/2018
Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections (Part 1): Improving Instruction
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This Module, first in a two-part series, outlines the instructional challenges frequently encountered by teachers in juvenile corrections settings. It discusses some of the ways to address these challenges, including key instructional and behavioral foundations and recommendations for working with students with disabilities (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections (Part 2): Transition and Reentry to School and Community
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This Module, second in a two-part series, addresses considerations and recommendations for transitioning youth from juvenile corrections facilities back to community, school, and workplace settings (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/18/2018