Learning Disabilities and Special Needs

Educational Learning Theory

Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences learning theory describes learning and the learning evaluation process by using other intelligences to score knowledge retention instead of traditional IQ tests. These intelligences include: linguistic intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, and naturalist intelligence.


Websites

Down's syndrome

Inclusive Technology is a website that gives teaching strategies for classroom inclusion and software that have been designed to aid students with Down’s syndrome.

http://www.inclusive.co.uk/articles/downs-syndrome-computers-and-the-curriculum-a286

 

teAchnology provides many helpful links for tips, articles, and forums. This will aid teachers in working with a student’s AEP.

http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/special_ed/adaptive_pe/

 

Autism

Assistive Technology for Children with Autism provides teaching strategies for Autistic students. There is also a tiered chart for technology that will aid students who are on different levels.

http://www.specialed.us/autism/assist/asst10.htm

 

Sites for Autistic Support Teachers has links that provide free activities and aids that will benefit students with Autism.

http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/as/asteachersites.html

 

Tourette Syndrome

Council for Exceptional Children is a website that has teaching strategies for students with Tourette Syndrome. There are instructional strategies, teacher’s blogs, and recommendations for setting up a classroom that is conducive to learning.

http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&CONTENTID=2494&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm

 

Succeeding with TS: A Resource Guide for Teachers is a comprehensive guide to teaching students with Tourette Syndrome.

 http://www.tourettes.org/files/Download/JEF_RG_Teachers.pdf

 

Dyslexia

Reading Resource.net has teaching strategies and a wide variety of activities for improving the reading skills for students with Dyslexia.

http://www.readingresource.net/

 

Dyslexia Teacher is a website that provides teaching methods, Dyslexia symptoms, books, and software.

http://www.dyslexia-teacher.com/

 

ADD/ADHD

ADDinSchool.com focuses for classroom interventions, teaching strategies, and resources for teachers who have ADD students.

http://www.addinschool.com/

 

TeacherVision provides multidisciplinary approaches, classroom management, graphic organizers, and lesson plans for teachers with ADD/ADHD students. 

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/add-and-adhd/resource/5348.html