Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Five Children’s Book Series on Special Needs and Disabilities

Parents and teachers, are you looking for resources to make inclusion work in your school or community activities? The five books I want to tell you about come from book series on special needs and disabilities. Special Needs Book Review has been a fan of these books since the publication of the first entry in each series. Learning to make and keep friends is a popular topic in children’s books, and these books fall under that category. The stories about children with special needs benefit young readers in similar situations and also help friends and classmates understand the challenges they face.  Read in browser »

Keeping Parents Informed - Evidenced Based Practices in Education

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice & policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, & the public. Using filters, parents can find out about the latest programs that have evidence of effectiveness for students with disabilities in K-12 grades. Ask your child's school about these programs to see how they could be included in your child's special education program.

Breathing Bubbles App

Breathing Bubbles is an app that helps kids practice releasing worries and focusing on good feelings. This may be especially helpful for kids who struggle with labeling emotions, moving beyond an event that's causing anxiety, or handling stress in an appropriate manner.