Helpful Websites

Assistive Tech

AT Select

www.ATSelect.org

Database of assistive technology, curated at OISE / University of Toron

 

Literacy

Balanced Literacy Diet

www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/Home/

Literacy resources curted by OISE at the University of Toronto. 

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading

http://reading.uoregon.edu/big_ideas/au/au_sequence.php

Early literacy resources curated by the University of Oregon. 

Learning Modules

The Iris Centre

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/di/

Self-contained learning modules for teaching students with a wide variety of exceptionalities, as well as more general information on high yield teaching practices.  

Complex Needs

Project Core

http://www.project-core.com/

Free resources including the 36 core page, free training videos 

Dynamic Learning Maps

https://www.dlmpd.com

Free video modules for PD on all curriculum areas

Practical AAC

http://praacticalaac.org

Great website with guest blogs and videos on AAC

Core Word Classroom

https://coreword.assistiveware.com/

AAC in the classroom

“Two Choices Do Not Equal a 50-50 Chance” from Adapting Creatively

http://adaptingcreatively.blogspot.ca/2012/12/two-choices-do-not-equal-50-50-chance.html?m=1

On choice making as it pertains to assessment 

“Low Functioning? High Functioning? What Are We Really Saying?” 

http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2014/11/low-functioning-high-functioning-what.html?m=1

From the perspective of an educator

High/low functioning terminology

https://ollibean.com/problems-functioning-labels/

First person perspective 

“I Am Not A Mind Reader (And Neither Are You)” from Uncommon Sense

http://niederfamily.blogspot.ca/2013/07/i-am-not-mind-reader-and-neither-are-you.html

Dana Nieder, SLP, on making assumptions about what non-verbal children are thinking 

Literacy for All videos by Caroline Musselwhite from Engaging All Learners website

http://www.engagingalllearners.ca/ip/conversation-with-caroline-musselwhite/

Learning guides and videos

Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities 

http://literacyforallinstruction.ca/

Compiled by Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

“Why Do I Believe in Literacy for All?” By Jane Farrall

http://www.janefarrall.com/why-do-i-believe-in-literacy-for-all/

“Rett Communication: A Mother’s Experience” by Jennifer Facchinelli

https://armyofus.org/blog/2015/09/05/rett-communication-a-mothers-experience/

Rett University 

https://rettuniversity.org/

Resources and community focused on Rett syndrome

ADHD and EF

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada

www.caddacblog.ca

Current issues and links to resources. 

Activated Learning 

www.activatedlearning.org

Resources for building EF-literacy in the classroom. 

Learning Disabilities

Center for Literacy and Disability Studies 

http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clds/center-for-literacy-and-disability-studies-1

Lots of information and free resources

Intervention Central 

https://www.interventioncentral.org/

Academic and behavioural interventions curated by an American school psychologist. Not specifically for LD. 

Inspiration

Rallying Videos on Inclusive Education

https://youtu.be/AGptAXTV7m0

https://youtu.be/RYtUlU8MjlY

Shelley Moore, A SSHRC winning researcher, uses experiences and engaging metaphors to advocate for inclusive education.