From DCS School Psychologist, KHES based Rebecca Wilcox with DCS Director of Exceptional Children, George Graham:
(these are in random order, please scroll to peruse the entire page - email suggestions here)
NEW - click here for Positive Behavior Support RTI Toolkit
From the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) The Special Education Resources for General Educators (SERGE) site can
be accessed at http://serge.ccsso.org
Content on these pages is organized by "Essential Question" or theme, accessed with this link: http://serge.ccsso.org/essential_questions.html
Finally, there is a section devoted to general education teachers and research-based practices: http://serge.ccsso.org/question_2_6.html
A new page has been added to the Behavior Support and Special Programs section on the Exceptional Children Web site>>
Description of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed that provides guidance for screening for students with serious emotional disabilities.
Non- EC teachers should be aware of student behaviors that may indicate emotional disabilities and normal behavior for specific childhood developmental levels. Additionally, they should be aware of the potential ramifications of labeling a student “emotionally disabled.” Information sharing and in-service training can reduce misunderstandings and unnecessary concerns.
"The Behavior Home Page"
- Website is designed for "Teachers, parents, or other professionals working with children who display challenging behaviors..." by the Kentucky Dept. of Ed. & Dept. of SPED Rehabilitation Counseling at U of K. Includes an interactive forum for parents/educators for consultation. Includes links to federal law. Within this site - Discussion of Universal, Targeted, and Tertiary interventions (Tiers One, Two, and Three), click here.
And . . .
U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has posted Question and Answer Documents on their web site, here.
For a list of state and district RTI initiatives, models, and resources, see:
Language arts areas: http://www.readingrockets.org
Teaching Reading (it addresses English language learners (ELLs) but works with many struggling readers): http://www.colorincolorado.org/educators/teaching
Strategy instruction is one of the most effective ways of improving academic performance for children with learning difficulties. This site will show you how to do it, will provide examples or strategies, and provide a forum to discuss your experiences and questions.
Go directly to Reading http://www.unl.edu/csi/reading.shtml
Go directly to Math http://www.unl.edu/csi/math.shtml
Also: Autism Speaks
Modules of the Autism Speaks School Community Tool Kit:
What is autism?
How might a child with special needs be a part of our school?
General Strategies for Intervention
For specific members of the School Community
Check back soon, this page is fluid... thanks.