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Special Needs

Special education, mental health, and Section 504 needs. Physical, behavioral, emotional, or learning needs requiring specialized services or accommodation.

Athlete Mentors Underserved

Nov 01, 2017

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Mentoring Experiences with Athletes

Classroom Champions brings Olympic and Paralympic athlete mentors to classrooms via video chats and social media. Students will be able to interact with athletes during live events to learn lessons on goal setting, perseverance, teamwork, and courage, among other skills.

Text to Speech

Oct 19, 2017

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On-Screen Reading and Writing Text Help

Research supports the effectiveness of text-to-speech tools with students who struggle with decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Speak Screen for iOS is a built-in tool that can read text on a screen.

Research Map

Oct 19, 2017

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Videos Demonstrating Key Research Concepts in Action

The interactive “Research Map” website—with data visualizations, videos, and links to relevant studies on an array of topics—is intended to help educators find and comprehend information packed away in academic journals. It draws from 100,000 articles published in 180 journals.

Neurodiversity

Oct 19, 2017

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Multimedia Movement Celebrating the Neurodiverse Community

On a mission to normalize the diversity of the human condition, educator Chris Ulmer travels the world and interviews “neurodiverse humans.” His website, Special Books by Special Kids, and his Facebook page, presents a collection of moving and inspiring videos.

Executive Function Skills

Oct 19, 2017

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SPOTLIGHT! On Executive Function and Self-Regulation*

Executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while individual aren’t born with these skills, they are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice.

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