Special Education Resources
A Message for our Families
We will continue to provide updates and information as well as resources for our Special Education students. The links below are being provided as additional resources that families may use to support students during our closure due to COVID-19. Links to resources can also be found on the California Department of Education website Supporting Students with Disabilities in Distance Learning or you may select one of our Quick Links for additional resources.
Parent's Guide to Reading and Writing
Children need reading and writing skills to succeed in school, but learning these skills does not stop in the classroom. Becoming a good reader and writer takes practice, and parents can help their children by providing opportunities for practice at home. The Parent's Guide to Reading and Writing is a resource from ACSA.
The Importance of Self Care
During this time of uncertainty and fear, many of you are stepping up to help kids (your students and your own), parents and others. As you busily help others, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself. The Infographic About Self Care can help you remember that prioritizing self-care is not just a good idea, it is a must in times of crisis!
This section focuses on effective behavior interventions and strategies to help deal with challenging behaviors. Effective use of the strategies and interventions would be beneficial to anyone working with students both in the home and school setting.
Top 5 Behavior Management Strategies For Parents
Behavior Interventions for students of all ages
Videos to support movement and mindfulness
YouTube Channel dedicated to Cosmic Kids Yoga
These websites provide suggestions and ideas to meet students' sensory needs at home with simple and easy to implement suggestions to assist students address their sensory needs.
Home activities from STAR Institute
Occupational Therapy and Sensory Ideas for Home
These social stories can be shared with students with Autism or moderate/severe disabilities to help them understand what is happening around them in the world today and to help them understand why they are unable to go to school or do the things that they normally do.
An interactive story about the coronavirus
Tools to Grow provides free resources to those that sign up to address meeting needs of students in a number of different areas including: sensory, fine motor, gross motor, executive functioning, self care/life skills, visual motor and more.
Tools to Grow
Free Therapy Resources