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This Mom Finds the Best Apps for Kids and Adults with Special Needs. By Jackie Orihill Cristen Reat is a stellar communicator.

This Mom Finds the Best Apps for Kids and Adults with Special Needs

She has interpreted military secrets from one language to another, is proficient in several languages and holds a master’s degree in Russian literature. One of her career highlights, however, is as a mom: when she found a way to make communication and learning easier for her sons Vincent and Martin and many other children with special needs. Vincent, age 10, lives with Down syndrome and a visual impairment, and Martin, age 13, has Asperger’s syndrome. Cristen’s game-changing idea occurred to her in 2010 during two groundbreaking events: the invention of the first iPad, and the mainstreaming of her son Vincent into a local kindergarten. For many moms, sending a child off to kindergarten can make us cry or wring our hands, hoping they make friends at the snack table and take to circle time. A Website for Job Seekers with Disabilities and Inclusive Employers.

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By continuing, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Learn More I Agree Skip to main content Walk Donate Set Your Location Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. Ch12. I Can Work! A Work Skills Curriculum for Special Needs Programs - Transitioning - Learning - Special Education.

Five module program designed to integrate communication skills along with hands-on pre-vocational training in the areas of Job Readiness, Clerical, Retail, Food Service, and Grocery.

I Can Work! A Work Skills Curriculum for Special Needs Programs - Transitioning - Learning - Special Education

It is designed to introduce and educate middle school, high school and young adult age people with special needs who are interested in working in the community. Presented as a manual and CD containing the entire program in PDF format. NPR Choice page. New to Teaching ELLs? There is a wonderful ELL professional learning community (PLC) on Twitter!

New to Teaching ELLs?

Here's how to connect! Note: You can follow the #ELLchat as it's happening even if you don't have a Twitter account, or browse the chat archive after it's complete. To participate and comment during the chat, you need a Twitter account. Veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo and some of his colleagues answer the question: How do I teach a newcomer, with next-to-zero English proficiency, who is placed in my mainstream classroom without any additional outside support being provided?

This report from Education Northwest outlines 14 key principles that will help guide classroom and content-area teachers in their planning for ELL instruction and provides instructional implications for each principle. This brief produced by the National Council of Teachers of English gives an excellent quick overview of ELL issues, including population statistics, recent ELL policy, and recommendations for effective instruction.

Assessment. Curriculum-Based Measurement Warehouse: A World of CBM Resources... Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Favorite FREE Websites for Special Educators - My Special Learners. It's no secret that teachers aren't in it for the money.

Favorite FREE Websites for Special Educators - My Special Learners

OR that teachers spend a LOT of their own money on things for the classroom (can we say Target and TpT?!?). Because of this, I wanted to share some awesome FREE websites/resources that you can use with your students! Don't be shy - feel free to add your favorite free websites in the comments for others to use!!! 1. Starfall Not only do we use the Starfall calendar DAILY, but did you know that the website also has TONS of FREE downloadable worksheets?! 2. That Quiz was introduced to me a few years ago by one of our 1st grade teachers that used it during Math centers. 3. Epic! 4. Do2Learn has a variety of free downloadable resources from Literacy to Math to Picture Card pieces. 5. Obviously this one has a few strings attached (you have to have Boardmaker to download the boards from the website and open them up!)

6. This adapted book library is AMAZING. 7. 8. Literacy Apps. 10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy. There are SO many incredible apps out there, and I know whatever list I come up with is going to be missing tons of great stuff.

10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy

But I might as well start somewhere, right? So I thought I’d share 10 iPad and iPhone apps I love for helping elementary students with reading and writing skills. The majority of the recommendations below work with multiple grade levels and are free, but the paid ones are worth the investment, in my opinion. Linguistics  for Teachers of ELLs - Home. Language In Brief. Language Language is the comprehension and/or use of a spoken (i.e., listening and speaking), written (i.e., reading and writing) and/or other communication symbol system (e.g., American Sign Language).

Language In Brief

Communication difference/dialect is a variation of a symbol system used by a group of individuals that reflects and is determined by shared regional, social, or cultural/ethnic factors (ASHA, 1993). Language can be classified as receptive (i.e., listening and reading) and expressive (i.e., speaking and writing). In some cases, augmentative/alternative communication may be required for individuals demonstrating impairments in gestural, spoken, and/or written modalities. (ASHA, 1993). The Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking - Lindamood-Bell.