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Prepare for IEP Season

March 30, 2015   |   By Matt Doyle

The development of Individualized Education Programs involve everyone from administrators to parents, and a teacher's ability to effectively communicate understanding of learning disabilities is crucial for student advocacy. This resource collection offers information on both general and specific learning disabilities, and tips for working on the development of IEPs.

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Ensuring the Success of Students with Learning Disabilities (video)
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Dr. Thomas Hehir of Harvard University explores how decisions made in the early grades for students with learning disabilities impact their future academic success and have lifelong implications. Watch to discover which options are most likely to ensure the success of students with learning disabilities. Watch the video.

Understanding Special Education (eBook)
Cynthia M. Stowe (author)
This resource includes definitions and characteristics of 16 challenges students may face, including autism, dyslexia, emotional disorders, and being gifted and talented. Important issues such as privacy and eligibility are discussed, and information on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are covered. Read the book.

ADHD: Teacher Essentials (article)
Education Modified
This interactive guide includes essential information teachers need in order to better understand and teach students with ADHD. Strategies feature resources at your fingertips to help support students in the class and support modifications outlined in their IEP. Read the article.

Realizing the Potential of RTI: Engaging Reluctant Parents (video)
National Center for Learning Disabilities
In this video, Markay Winston, Chief Officer of Instructional Learning Supports with Chicago Public Schools, suggests practical ways schools can make parents feel welcome and comfortable when attempting to communicate about their children's school experience. Watch the video.

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