This blog post shares the wisdom of Brookes authors Paula Kluth and Robert Naseef, through quotes from their popular guidebooks You’re Going to Love This Kid! and Autism in the Family.
The challenges you face are a constantly moving target as mandates, funding, personnel, and the people you serve changes. As you try to keep up with an ever-shifting landscape, we’ll be right there with you, providing resources to help you address your day-to-day challenges and find answers to the questions that keep you up at night.
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When you’re designing a curriculum based on universal design for learning (UDL), one key principle to follow is representing content in multiple ways. Read this blog post for six innovative ways to boost student social skills, excerpted and adapted from Universal Design for Learning in Action.
Use of mnemonics is a highly effective way to help students (with and without disabilities) recall and retrieve the new information you teach. This blog post shares 5 specific mnemonic strategies you can use in your classroom.
Siblings are critical, lifelong sources of support for people with disabilities—they’re usually in the lives of their brothers and sisters much longer than anyone else. They also share many of the same complex needs, emotions, and concerns as their parents, all while managing the challenges and changes of growing up. This post gives you 12 ways […]
What makes a successful reader? The journey starts in early childhood classrooms, where young children are laying a foundation for their lifelong language and literacy skills. Children who hear more words and are exposed to more language games and activities will be better prepared for reading success—and this blog post gives teachers a bevy of bright […]
Collaborative and productive IEP meetings lay the foundation for better student outcomes—but with so many complicated and emotionally charged decisions involved, the meeting room can feel like a minefield. Before clashing opinions, unspoken resentments, and miscommunications upend your IEP meeting, try these tips from seasoned conflict resolution specialist Nicholas Martin.
This blog post outlines what Beth, a fourth-grade teacher, does to create an accessible, universally designed classroom that incorporates all three UDL principles: multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement.
This policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) provides recommendations to early childhood systems and programs on family engagement. Developing family and professional relationships linked to learning, development, and wellness is one of the listed practices. Developmental screenings that include parental perspectives help to achieve this.
Experiencing some trouble with the ASQ website calculator or the calculator apps? Use these tips to help resolve any issues!
Research shows it is the talk that surrounds storybook reading that gives it power, and different kinds of books foster different kinds of talk. Use this tip sheet to learn the types of books preschoolers like best.