Instructional Support Requests

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Reading Accommodations & Modifications

Reading Guide Strips A reading guide strip can help readers that have difficulty tracking while they read.

Audio books can help all learners engaging in reading! Bookshare and other providers allow for students to access stories! Check with your school district to see what is available.

Storyline Online is a website where the "SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations." These Read-alouds are animated and will engage all learners!

Math Accommodations & Modifications

Math Line A math tool to support students with concepts such as counting, addition, subtraction and beginning multiplication. This tool can be utilized by all learners!

Article: 10 multisensory techniques for teaching math By Brendan R. Hodnett, MAT

This article shows different approaches to math techniques that incorportate the multisensory approach!

Writing Accommodations & Modifications

Writing Checklist Resource : This visual is a checklist to support learners who need a visual reminder to check their capitalization, punctuation, spacing, and neatness!

Article: TIPS FOR EDUCATORS: Written Assignment Accommodations by CHADD

This article discusses tips for instructors to support writing skills for individuals with ADHD. Although these tips are for individuals with ADHD the tips will also support students that needs support with executive functioning, working memory, or dysgraphia!

Sensory Materials
  • Sensory Strips - This anti-stress rough touch decompression strip can help people in need to relieve stress and anxiety, also suitable for youth with ADD or ADHD and with obsessive-compulsive disorder or high stress/anxiety, autistic stimuli.

  • Fidgits - Used to calm down the minds of autistic children, kids with autism and adhd, and for stressful anxiety induced situations when these mini small toys can occupy thoughts while keeping hands busy.

  • Wiggle Cushion - Our wobble seat helps absorb kids' energy and allows them to sit still for long periods and our desk workout equipment helps them stay focused in the classroom. Our meditation chair effectively helps children stay focused while reading at the desk and eating at the dining table, so that they can sit still comfortably.

  • Wobble Stool - This wiggle seat is a great alternative to traditional desk stools or classroom furniture because it's easy to assemble and ergonomic enough for kids to move themselves. Wobble chairs encourage children with high energy, sensory challenges or ADD/ADHD to get their wiggles out while remaining in their seat, helping them stay seated longer and focus better.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Resources

IEP Quality Project by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

This resource starts with a "tutorial that focuses on IEP creation for students with high-incidence disabilities who will participate in the general state achievement testing, with or without accommodations."