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(Module) Dual Language Learners With Disabilities: Supporting Young Children in the Classroom

Organization: IRIS Center

This module offers an overview of young children who are dual-language learners. Further, it highlights the importance of maintaining children and families’ home language at the same time they are learning a new or second language, discusses considerations for screening and assessing these children, and identifies strategies for supporting them in inclusive preschool classrooms.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/dll/

Topic(s): Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, December 14, 2016


10 Steps to Make RTI Work in Schools

Organization: Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research

This publication is part of a series by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) that offers policymakers, educators, and the general public accessible, research-based information on pressing education issues. AIR worked closely with a school in New York to implement a rigorous response to intervention (RTI) framework over 3 years. In the course of this work, both AIR and the school took away several important building blocks useful to any school or district implementing RTI. This piece summarizes information by sharing the work alongside useful resources and evidence about the implementation of RTI.

http://www.rti4success.org/resource/10-steps-make-rti-work-schools

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, February 07, 2018


A Blueprint for Effectively Using RTI Intervention Block Time

Organization: Education Development Center, MA

Many schools have adopted schoolwide intervention blocks as a component of response-to-intervention (RTI) implementation to ensure that students who need intervention are receiving it. This resource presents a blueprint of how to organize intervention block time within an RTI framework. The authors provide a rationale for creating a schoolwide intervention block, and describe how to effectively implement an intervention block while avoiding potential pitfalls.. Specific planning considerations are outlined and suggestions for monitoring fidelity of implementation are presented.

http://isc.sagepub.com/content/50/1/29.abstract

Topic(s): Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, RTI, District RTI, School RTI, State RTI, What is RTI?
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, June 02, 2015


A Summary of Functional Behavioral Analysis

Organization: IRIS Center

Students who display problem behaviors that are unresponsive to typical behavioral interventions may require a functional behavioral assessment (FBA). An FBA can determine the function of the student’s behavior, a critical step in planning an effective intervention. This video created by the IRIS Center provides a summary of the steps in the FBA process.

http://casel.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2013-casel-guide-1.pdf

Topic(s): Behavior
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 06, 2018


All About Adolescent Literacy (Website)

Organization: WETA Washington, D.C.

This website provides information for parents, teachers, and administrators about how to best teach literacy to students in grades 4–12.

http://www.adlit.org

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Parents, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, November 28, 2016


Center for Parent Information and Resources

Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education

Much of the rich library of materials and publications that the National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities produced has a new home on the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) website. The CPIR website was produced through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. This website provides a wide range of topics and resources in both English and Spanish to help parents and parent centers. 

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/resourcelibrary/

Topic(s): Behavior, RTI, LD Identification
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, November 28, 2016


Center on Online Learning and Students With Disabilities

Organization: University of Kansas

An increasing number of K–12 students participate in online learning. The Center on Online Learning and Students With Disabilities website provides useful information and resources for educators and parents on how to make online learning more accessible and effective for students with disabilities.

http://www.centerononlinelearning.res.ku.edu

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, September 30, 2016


Center on Technology and Disability

Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources—personal and professional development webinars, articles, guides, training materials, and more—on assistive and instructional technology, which allows children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community.

http://ctdinstitute.org

Topic(s): Culturally Diverse
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


Curing Dyslexia: What Is Possible? (Webinar)

Organization: International Dyslexia Association

 June 15, 2016. This webinar was presented by Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., professor emerita from Southern Methodist University and founder of Hoot Education. In this 1-hour presentation, Mathes describes the causes of poor reading, the importance of early identification and intervention, and characteristics of effective reading instruction for students with dyslexia.

https://dyslexiaida.org/idas-free-webinar-series/

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, September 23, 2016


Developing the Strengths of Students With Dyslexia: Six Teaching Strategies

Organization: Education Northwest

This resource explores the following teachinig strategies for students with dyslexia: 

  1. Incorporate multisensory learning.
  2. Be accomodating.
  3. Read to students.
  4. Use graphic organizers.
  5. Provide audio-based reading alternatives.
  6. Find strategies that work for the specific classroom context.

http://educationnorthwest.org/northwest-matters/developing-strengths-students-dyslexia-six-teaching-strategies

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, June 01, 2017


Doing What Works Library

Organization: WestEd

WestEd has provided the Doing What Works Library as a resource cache for researchers and educators. This library is packed with interviews, multimedia, sample materials, and tools for educators to implement in their classrooms and schools. The materials are based on research reviews endorsed by the Institute of Education Sciences.

https://dwwlibrary.wested.org/

Topic(s): Behavior, Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, School RTI, What is RTI?, Screening, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 28, 2017


DyslexiaHelp: Strategies for Teachers

Organization: The Regents of the University of Michigan

These strategies are helpful to struggling readers and writers. Included are are suggestions to promote phonological awareness skills, reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary development, oral reading, comprehension of written directions, spelling, and writing. Teachers should choose the strategies and activities that best fit their students. 

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/professionals/dyslexia-school/strategies-for-teachers

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, June 01, 2017


Education for Students with Reading/Learning Disabilities: What Makes It ‘Special’

Organization: Center on Instruction

Presented at the 2006 OSEP Project Directors' Conference Program on July 31, 2006, by Dr. Sharon Vaughn of the Vaughn Gross Center at the University of Texas at Austin, this presentation discusses the importance of implementing effective, research-based instructional practices, specifically tiered intervention models, when educating students with disabilities.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/Vaughn_July_2006.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


ELITE2: English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence

Organization: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Project ELITE2 is a model demonstration project sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. This project operates within the Language for Learning Institute of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a multitiered instructional model for English learners in the elementary grades that focuses on language and literacy development. The project is one of three model demonstration sites collaborating to optimize educational outcomes for English learners, specifically those with or at risk of having a learning disability.

https://www.elitetexas.org

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids With Dyslexia

Organization: American Public Media

This online documentary report and accompanying audio version explore firsthand accounts from educators, parents, students, and researchers who have encountered schools that fail to identify students with dyslexia and deny proper treatment. Dyslexia is also explained. The audio version includes recordings of students reading—both students with and without dyslexia. The report discusses reading education history, the need for teacher training to help students with dyslexia, the costs for help, and the stress on families. 

https://www.apmreports.org/story/2017/09/11/hard-to-read

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, Funding, LD Identification, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, Screening, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, October 20, 2017


IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

Organization: International Dyslexia Association

A free family handbook about dyslexia and its characteristics, this handbook provides information on assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas, and a vast array of resources. It contains information throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college. It discusses how the difficulty a child with dyslexia has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the child receives.

https://dyslexiaida.org/ida-dyslexia-handbook/

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report, Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


IDEA Parent Guide

Organization: National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD has created this Parent Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) parents can become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting their child’s special learning and behavioral needs. There are tools in the parent guide to help parents and educators when working with schools.

http://www.ncld.org/archives/reports-and-studies/idea-parent-guide-2

Topic(s): Behavior, RTI, LD Identification
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, Teachers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Ideas That Work (Website)

Organization: Office of Special Education Programs

This website provides access to information from research-to-practice initiatives funded by the Office of Special Education Programs that address the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. The website includes resources and links for grantees and grant centers.

https://www.osepideasthatwork.org/

Topic(s): Behavior, Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, Funding, LD Identification, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, State RTI, What is RTI?, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, January 23, 2017


Identification of Students with LD Under IDEA 2004: Oregon Response to Intervention

Organization: Oregon Department of Education

This document provides information to assist school districts in designing and adopting an RTI approach that best fits the district, is technically sound, and is sustainable.

http://www.ode.state.or.us/initiatives/idea/orrtiguidancetigardsd.doc

Topic(s): RTI, LD Identification, State RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Identifying Learning Disabilities in the Context of Response to Intervention: A Hybrid Model

Organization: RTI Action Network

This article, written by TCLD Principal Investigator Jack Fletcher for the RTI Action Network, traces the history and identification of learning disabilities in the United States and outlines how a hybrid response to intervention model can be used in identification today.

http://www.rtinetwork.org/learn/ld/identifyingld

Topic(s): RTI, LD Identification
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grade Level(s): Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, September 28, 2011