Supporting Students with Special Needs

We will continue to add resources to these pages as we find them and as you share them - please fill out the form on the Teachers page if you have suggestions or lessons to share via upload - thank you!

Wide Open School

Accessibility Tips & Settings, Special Ed Apps & Websites, Supporting Students with Disabilities

Digital Promise

Curated list of special education resources and edtech products to support learners with disabilities in a distance learning context.

Google Teach from Home

Scroll down for tips on how to make remote lessons accessible to all

Understood

Shaping a world where millions who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work.

IXL

Personalized learning for grades K-12 in most subject areas - free trial during pandemic. Aligned with Common Core Standards, IXL Worldwide is a dynamic, immersive website offering adaptive learning for students with disabilities.

Do 2 Learn

Thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.

Can Do Kids!

The Can Do! Kids page has fun online activities for kids to try out, and interesting can do stories and resources that will help kids realize and appreciate their abilities as they try to accomplish their goals and reach their dreams.

Adapted Mind

Established by Stanford graduates for exercises that adapt to exceptional children’s needs. From grades 1-8, students will discover hundreds of amusing reading and math activities illustrated by goofy monsters.

Collection of Resources provided by educators and families from around the world. We are collaborating to support the needs of students with significant disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. These materials are open source and may be adapted to fit your child or student's need. They may not be used for purchase.

Literacy Resources

Bookshare

People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Inspiring Middle School Literacy (PBS)

These online self-paced lessons are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with engaging lessons in most subjects.

Storyline Online

Published by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Storyline Online is an excellent resource for children with learning disabilities like dyslexia. This website records free videos of narrators reading children’s books aloud. Students develop their literacy skills by following along with text as the literature comes alive.

Into the Book!

Engaging reading comprehension activities in English and Spanish. Elementary children with learning disabilities will benefit from dissecting books. Short, 15-minute videos are included to teach important reading strategies like visualization and summarizing.

Reading Rockets

A wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

LD online

LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

Adolescent Literacy

AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.

Learning Ally

Learning Ally is devoted to helping people with print disabilities, especially dyslexia. From kindergarten to college, learning disabled youth can access the website’s library of over 80,000 audiobooks with VOICEtext. Award-winning books are human narrated in clear voices to boost students’ comprehension.

Math Resources

AAA Math

Children diagnosed with dyscalculia will particularly benefit from AAA Math, a website filled with free, easy-to-understand K-8 mathematics lessons. Interactive pages help remove frustration from tough concepts like division, ratios, exponents, and graphing. Practice questions and fun games like Countdown give students’ instant feedback to prevent learning incorrect methods.

Arcademics

Math games & more for grades 1-6. Online educational video games hub that won an EdTech Magazine 2016 Cool Tool Award. Free, multi-player games are available for engaging students in tricky K-6 content from spelling to algebra and geography. Children with learning disabilities can compete for top scores while boosting their fact fluency. Plus, teachers or parents can access data tracking reports.

FUNBRAIN

Math and reading games and activities for grades PreK-8Featuring the kidSAFE Seal, FunBrain is an educational website managed by Sandbox Networks since 1997 with exciting arcade games. Children with learning disabilities in grades K-8 can watch lesson videos and practice their skills in attention-grabbing games like Penguin Drop. Game directions are conveniently illustrated to assist struggling readers too.

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Special Needs Resources Collection on Wakelet

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