Promoting Communication Between School and Home

Set up a Consistent Form of Communication Send out a poll to parents to get feedback about communication preferences (i.e., email, phone, text, Zoom, etc.) Utilize existing communication platforms such as Class DoJo or newsletters Use a web-based platform such as Remind.com that allows teachers to text parents without using personal phone numbers Use a… Read more Promoting Communication Between School and Home

Adolescent & Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Growing up with a sibling with a disability Sibling relationships often are the longest-lasting relationships that children form. Relationships vary greatly, based on the ages, gender and age span of the children, their shared interests and their family’s lifestyle. Variations in closeness, time spent together, and warmth in sibling relationships are expected in families where… Read more Adolescent & Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Using a Schedule Effectively for Distance Learning [Educators]

Schedules are an Evidence Based Practice that can help students be more available for learning. They are helpful to all students by clarifying what is going to happen, increasing predictability and making abstract concepts such as time concrete, and they help students to be more independent. Here are a few ideas on how you can… Read more Using a Schedule Effectively for Distance Learning [Educators]

Using a Schedule Effectively for Distance Learning [Caregivers]

Schedules are an evidence based practice that can help children be more available for learning. They are helpful to all children by clarifying what is going to happen, increasing predictability, and making abstract concepts such as time concrete, and they help children be more independent. Here are a few ideas on how you can utilize… Read more Using a Schedule Effectively for Distance Learning [Caregivers]

Principles of Explicit Instruction for Distance Learning [Educators]

The text Explicit Instruction by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes outlines a systematic and engaging instructional delivery method called explicit instruction which is appropriate for all students, including those at risk and with disabilities. Explicit instruction is useful across a variety of subjects and any grade level. While the text was not written… Read more Principles of Explicit Instruction for Distance Learning [Educators]

Principles of Explicit Instruction for Distance Learning [Caregivers]

The text Explicit Instruction by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes outlines a systematic and engaging instructional delivery method called explicit instruction which is appropriate for all children, including those who may be struggling or who may have a disability. Explicit instruction is useful across many of subjects and grade levels. To read the… Read more Principles of Explicit Instruction for Distance Learning [Caregivers]