Monday, March 31, 2014
BEST Special Needs Websites-2014
We always look forward to this event each year and have participated since 2009. Once again this year, we were impressed with the enthusiasm of the many parents (and grandparents!) so motivated to teach their children in the best ways possible and with the best resources.
Over the past several years, we have been noticing a significant increase in the number of families searching for practical resources for their children challenged with special needs. This year was no exception. Again and again, parents visited our exhibit table for consultation about their children's learning struggles, particularly with reading. We provided many with relevant resources and strategies to help. At the same time, more than the usual number of parents and children wanted to interact with our Reading Focus Cards (Patent 7,565,759) to experience firsthand the tools' focusing and sensory features. We were happy to help them and enjoyed doing so.
For those of our readers who were unable to attend the conference but also need helpful resources for special needs, we thought we would provide here our most current list of websites for their children or students. If you are such a parent or teacher, we hope you will find these resources helpful in enriching the life of your child, your family or that of your students as a result.
Happy reading and learning, everyone!
BEST Websites for Special Needs-2014
Tax Strategies for Parents of Kids with Special Needs
Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web
Many FREE resources for teachers can be found here. There are numerous downloads and printables for immediate classroom use!
Aims to provide a FREE user-friendly website that provides high quality pintables and resources for teachers and parents for use with children with special educational needs
FREE life skills videos categorized by age of viewer and content area
ADHD Blogs: Meet the ADDitude Bloggers
ADHD blogs from ADD adults, parents of ADHD children, and ADHD experts -- helping you cope with the challenges of and delight in the benefits of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).
FREE resources for teachers and parents of children on the autism spectrum that include thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Byrne
FREE resources with lesson plans for teaching with technology
Best Free Children's eBooks Online
Link to 233+ sites for FREE children’s e-books
For information on customizable reading tools for ADHD & other reading challenges:
www.FocusandRead.com Tools for struggling readers of all ages!
www.BrennanInnovators.com Info & support for struggling readers
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Brennan Innovators, LLC at www.focusandread.com