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Back-to-School Tips for Special Education Teachers



Along with new smiling faces, a new school year brings special education teachers new IEPs, new co-teaching arrangements, new assessments to give, and more. In order to help you be as effective as you can with your new students, we've put together our top 10 list of back-to-school tips that we hope will make managing your special education program a little easier.

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Space Rangers! A Book-based Summer Science Adventure for Kids

Get Reading Rockets’ FREE summer science camp toolkit, all about stars and constellations, the solar system, the Moon, Apollo 11, Mars, and space exploration. Five days of hands-on activities, matched with book recommendations and summer writing ideas. Great for families and summer programs.

When the Child with Special Needs Goes Off to Summer Camp

Everything changes when a child leaves home and parents must design a whole new system of communicating with and caring for the absent child. If your child is away at camp, you doubtless understand this and are trying to adapt to this situation.

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Effective Reading Interventions for Kids with Learning Disabilities

What does the research say about how to build word recognition and comprehension skills in kids with LD? Get the facts, plus guidance in how to use the research findings to “size up” your child’s reading program.

Helping Students Understand and Accept Their Learning Disabilities: The Demystification Conference

How can we help students understand their own learning disabilities? How do we help them When students "own" their learning strengths and weaknesses, they can do a better job of learning academic skills. A meeting in which the learning disability is discussed can be helpful. See how the Churchill Center and School structures their annual "Demystification Conference" — where students can get the facts about their learning disabilities, decode all the medical terms they might have heard, and begin to understand the challenges and opportunities of being a kid with LD.

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Executive Functioning

Executive functioning issues can make learning difficult. Kids may have trouble planning, managing time and organizing. Fortunately, there are classroom accommodations that can help them stay on top of their work. From our partner, Understood.

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Self portrait: Lenny

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Self portrait: Lenny, by Lenny, age 10

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Today's First Person Essay

I'm never sure what to expect anymore by Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, "Some children take longer." Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but it's nothing serious. They say, "Don't worry." No one says, "Developmentally delayed."

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