New Century Education Foundation is embedding lessons into its adaptive, online tutoring system, to address the needs of dyslexic students of any age. New Century, a nonprofit that focuses on helping teachers and parents improve the learning of students with specific needs, is working with Noah Text to add its stories into the organization's "Intelligent Tutoring System."
With the right communication tools and best practices, we can still serve all of our students.
A Texas school district has signed a contract for online speech language therapy. Dallas Independent School District is using services provided by PresenceLearning to support 515 elementary and secondary students from 30 campuses in the district through "teletherapy."
A reading interventionist at a Washington state school recently received a grant to acquire audiobooks for her elementary students.
A British school that works with people who have severe autism is turning to virtual reality to help its students try out new experiences.
A Missouri district has gone public with its use of a robot specifically designed to work with autistic students. Moberly School District in Missouri has adopted Milo from RoboKind for use in K-2 classes.
The room features a swing structure with multiple swings, a touch wall for tactile input, a squishy corner, multiple sensory bins, light-up bubble tubes and an outdoor garden area.
A special education teachers shares her best practices for connecting with challenging students and helping them develop the social skills they need.
Over the next five years the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation expects to invest almost $1.7 billion for K-12 education. Most of that funding will be targeted at four areas.
Fifty-six percent of respondents told researchers the number of students classified as special education was appropriate, and only 21 percent said somewhat fewer students should be classified within their system. Seventeen percent said somewhat more students should receive classification.