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No-Fuss Literacy: Activities and Technology to Support Elementary Students with Dyslexia

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McKenna Wierman

Last week, we looked at six classroom best practices to support learners with dyslexia. Today, we’ll turn our attention to the kinds of specific literacy activities you can implement in your classroom to support your students with dyslexia, and how technology can help.

How Teachers Can Support Students with Dyslexia in the Elementary Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

When you understand what dyslexia is and how to work around it, you give dyslexic students in your class a better shot at success. Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence or ability; and while there is no magical cure for dyslexia, it can be overcome.

IDEA, IEPs, Co-Teaching Strategies, and More: The Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Trends in Special Education

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Winnie O'Leary

Special education—it’s a broad and incredibly complex topic.

10 Tips for Navigating IEP Meetings for the General Education Elementary Teacher

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McKenna Wierman

Individualized Education Program meetings, or IEP meetings, represent a key step in a larger, more complex process to address a child’s unique learning needs, and general education teachers are an essential part of the IEP team.

Five Trending Issues in Special Education

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Winnie O'Leary

Given the constantly evolving landscape of special education, there needs to be ongoing conversation on the topic between a broad range of experts, educators, parents, and students. With the hope of inspiring some of this important conversation, we've compiled a list of five trending issues in special education that have been top of mind at Edmentum.

[Special Education] Trending Issues & Polarizing Conversations

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Sarah Cornelius

With the K-12 education landscape rapidly evolving due to changes in standards and advancements in technology, educators are constantly trying new solutions and techniques to personalize and engage

ADHD in the Classroom: Finding the Right Assistive Technology

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Winnie O'Leary

A variety of tech tools are available to support learning in the classroom for students struggling with ADHD.

ADHD in the Classroom: Learning Strategies That Work

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Winnie O'Leary

ADHD is a broad term covering symptoms expressed as inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or both. We've put together six helpful tips to make sure that students in your classroom dealing with ADHD achieve success.

Trending Issues in Special Education, Part 5: Helping Students Take Ownership in the IEP Process

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Winnie O'Leary

To close out our series on special education, we're taking a closer look at the IEP process and strategies to encourage students to be involved.

Trending Issues in Special Education, Part 4: Crowdfunding Tips and Websites

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Winnie O'Leary

In part four of this series, we're focusing on how crowdfunding strategies can be used to fund a variety of instructional tools, resources, and initiatives in special education classrooms.

Trending Issues in Special Education, Part 3: Co-Teaching Strategies

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Winnie O'Leary

The the third installment of this series, we discuss the difference between inclusive and self-contained classrooms in special education, and the benefits of using co-teaching approaches in either environment.

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