Does your child need to complete summer reading assignments? Often, students with text disabilities struggle with these tasks, but there are supports available. Check out your local library for audio books or Audible.com. Subscription-based services, such as Bookshare, are also available for qualifying students. If your child has an iPad or other device, there are apps available that can teach basic reading skills. Check out this list for some ideas. Happy summer (READING)!
The Zones of Regulation is ” a systematic, cognitive behavioral approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete colored zones. The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts. ” Knowing about the Zones can help us understand where students are in their state of being “ready to learn”.
Check out this great resource for how to create and organize an IEP binder:
If you have students using an iPad as their communication device, it can be difficult to find a keyguard that fits! That problem can be addressed if you have access to a 3D printer and the right resource! Check out the Volkswitch website for some great “how to” videos and the code you need to create your own keyguards (and some other cool AT)!
We are always looking for great fidgets and this is our latest: the
playableART Ball. This wooden ball features twenty multi-color interconnected spheres that can be turned, twisted, and scrunched into an endless array of configurations. Students we work with LOVE these! There are also other options available, so check them out at Beyond 123!