Making the Grade: Links for Parents of Kids with Special Needs Part Two

September 20, 2016 504 Plan, early intervention, Education, ESL, feeding challenges, feeding/swallowing therapy, first year home, IEP, Jennifer B., occupational therapy, physical therapy, public school, Sensory Processing Issues, September 2016 Feature - Back to School, speech therapy 0 Comments

It’s September which means school is back in session. And this month at No Hands But Ours, it’s all about Education. From IEPs to OT, from homeschooling to Early Intervention, we’re covering the gamut of educational topics and how they relate to the unique needs of the children who have joined our families through adoption.



“Every student can learn.
Just not on the same day or in the same way.”

George Evans

Welcome to post two of our great big post of education links. If you haven’t read our first post you don’t want to miss it – it covered the topics of general resources, special education law, IDEA, LRE, getting started, evaluation and testing, IEPs, 504s plans, BIPs, and early intervention.


Today we will look at resources for SPD, ELL, therapies, transition, accommodations/modifications, and links for educators.

SPD – Sensory Processing Disorder

About SPD
SPD Symptoms Checklist
Understanding Sensory Processing Issues
Sensory Processing Issues Explained
How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School

Adaptations, Accommodations, Modifications and Supports

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students
School Accommodation and Modification Ideas
Questions for Parents to Ask About School Adaptations
Accommodation and Modifications Checklist
School Accommodations and Modifications
Assistive Technology

ELL – English Language Learners

English Language Learners with Disabilities
Educational Services for Immigrant Children
Teaching English Language Learners: Cultural & Linguistic Differences
Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners
Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom



Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention
The Role of Occupational Therapy with Children & Youth
What Do Occupational Therapists Do?
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc
OT – Therapy Street for Kids
OT Plan
OT Mom Learning Activities

Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?
American Physical Therapy Association
What is the Difference Between Occupational and Physical Therapy for Children?
Providing Physical Therapy in Schools Under IDEA
School-Based vs Clinic-Based Physical Therapy Services
Physical Therapy in Early Intervention


Speech Language Therapy

What is Speech/Language Therapy?
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Speech Therapy Ideas
Speech TX
Home Speech Home

Feeding and Swallowing

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children ASHA
OT – A Vital Role in Dysphagia AOTA
Swallowing Disorders vs Feeding Disorders in Children


Student Transition Planning
Transition to Adulthood
Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning
Transition Planning for Students with IEPs
A Comprehensive Approach to Transition
Middle & High School Transition Planning
Transition Resources
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
Possibilities: Financial Resource for Parents of Children with Disabilities
In the Driver’s Seat (six workshops for youth in transition from high school to adult life)
Secondary Transitions (transition process from high school to post-secondary settings)
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
How to Plan (& Provide) for a Child with Special Needs


Resources for Educators:


TBRI for Teachers
Resources for Schools to Help Students Affected by Trauma Learn
Unlocking the Door to Learning: Trauma-Informed Classrooms & Transformational Schools
Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms
Helping Traumatized Children Learn
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy
How to Help a Traumatized Child in the Classroom
10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know


Adoption and School Issues
Adoption Basics for Educators
Adoption Awareness in School Assignments
Including Adoption in Everyday Teaching

What are your favorites special needs education links and resources?


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