Welcome to your classroom literacy web resource. Within these
pages, you'll find easy access to a wide assortment of literacy ideas customized
for classroom teachers of students with special needs. I've tried to keep
the links on this page particular to this audience, but you will also find
many other relevant literacy resources by visiting the Teachers
homepage or by selecting a particular grade level from the left sidebar.
Special Education Organizations and Websites
- American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association (ASHA) supports
those in contact with learners who have speech, language, and/or hearing
- CAST: Center for Applied
Special Technology is a not-for-profit organization
that uses technology and the concept of universal design to expand opportunities
for all people, including those with disabilities. Some very impressive
work is being done by this organization.
- ERIC Clearinghouse on
Disabilities and Gifted Education includes
research articles, principles for learning to read, and tips for parents
- KidSource has
a wealth of information related to the learning needs and health of
children. Some of its features for special needs learners include
to Literacy Outreach Program provides training
and some online resources which describe their efforts to assist early
childhood and early childhood special education staff, related services
personnel and families in supporting the early literacy development
of young children with disabilities.
- Learning Disabilites
Information and Resources (LDOnLine) is an
interactive learning guide for parents, teachers and other professionals.
is a forum for students to share artwork, writing, opinions and more.
A unique resource is A
Student's Guide to the IEP and a version with audio
Products for Special Needs and Education If
its materials you're looking for, you'll find it here!
Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology,
Media and Materials (NCIP) is a great resource
for best practices and classroom integration experiences.
of Special Education Programs (OSEP) gives
you lots of resources about IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act) and more.
Special Education Teacher's Message Board is a place to read, share,
ask questions or post your own comments with special needs teachers
across the country.
Down Syndrome Parent Support Group from southeastern
Illinois provides a wealth of informative articles. Clicking on the
literacy folder in the left menu will link you to several articles about
instruction in reading, communication and writing for children with
Education News provides in-depth, timely news related to educating
students with disabilities. State by state resources, family support,
and much more make this an excellent website to visit.
Education Resources is a nice short list of
related links provided by the African Digital Library.
- TextHelp for language
and literacy learning provides unique software
tools and electronic interfaces that enhance the literacy learning opportunities
of those with special needs.
- Wrightslaw: Special
Education Law links parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys
to accurate, up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children
with disabilities. The sitemap
will help you get started and there's even an online Special
Education Advocate newsletter.
Relevant Online Documents and Resources
This page last updated May, 2007.