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Other Health Impaired

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* The DSP Exceptional Children's Co-op has no control over the changing content in the websites listed on this page. Some of these websites charge subscription fees and some others have a level of advertisements that may be inappropriate for some students.

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Teacher Tools The NY Times Teacher Connection.  Very good education site from AOL. Numerous materials for teachers and activities for kids on dozens of subjects.   McRel's (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning) lesson plans. 700 free K-12 lesson plans on a variety of subjects. Quia ('key-ah) allows teachers to create online activities and share them with their students and other teachers.  Online multimedia books are available.  These are subscription fee based services.  Free online educational games are offered at  Project Based Learning TeacherVision delivers lesson plans, printable activities, and quizzes from leading educational publishers.  Companion subscription based programs at Fun educational activities (Some free, most fee based). Highlights Magazine online with stories, educational games and hidden picture puzzles. Pre-K through 6th entertaining lessons.  (Some Ads.)  Free stuff for teachers!  - Phonics online course for teachers that an be taken for credit from IU or non-credit. - Becoming a Special Education Teacher - Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbances - Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities



Assessment-Quizzes-Rubrics DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) Reading fluency quick assessments for K-6.  Materials are free; $1/student if you want to use the online scoring. AIMSweb utilizes Curriculum-Based Measurement and RTI reporting to track reading fluency and comprehension, numeracy and math, spelling and written expression.  $1-$2/student.   Allows teachers to make quizzes that students can take online. Subscription fee.  Provides grade and assignment management. Subscription fee.  Excellent free rubric generation site.  Rubric Generators on dozens of subjects.  The basic ones are free, other materials available by subscription.


         Web Tracks/WebQuests TrackStar has hundreds of web tracks on many subjects. The original WebQuest site. Exemplary WebQuests arranged by grade level.   Educational Web Adventures develops online learning activities about art, history and science.


Popularity Portals (Lists of top educational websites arranged by popularity) (popups) Primarily an adult learning portal, however it has many good resource pages for teachers and parents such as Math Activities, Quizzes, Reading and Teaching Strategies.

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Student Tools Information for homework assignments in most subject areas.  A Research Guide for Students.  How to write an A+ paper, deliver an effective presentation and much more.

MLA Citation Style  How to correctly cite references for research papers, etc. Free online educational games.  Associated with . Highlights Magazine online with stories, educational games and hidden picture puzzles.  Information on many subjects for elementary students, including encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus.  (Banner ads and pop-ups)  Information on many subjects for secondary students and adults, including encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus.  (Banner ads and pop-ups) Has news summary, test taking tips and other resources for students and tools and information for teachers and parents.  (Very few ads) a "G" rated study resource for junior high, high school, college students, teachers and home schoolers with a large library of Literature Summaries, with 388 booknotes / chapter summaries / study notes online currently.  (Banner ads and pop-ups) Schwab Learning for kids with LD - learning games, decision making (Requires a high speed connection and Flash installed. Great Sites for Kids
was created to help parents and teachers find fun and educational web sites for kids to use at home and in the classroom, and to help kids of all ages find great sites to visit. Don't know how something works? Find out here.

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         Math Links to a wide variety of math resources on the web. Very good mathematics tutorials from basic math through advanced topics. Provides tutorials and answers to odd numbered problems in most math textbooks for $49 per year. QuickMath is an automated service for answering common math problems over the internet (higher level math). Money skills content for teachers, students and parents.


Language Arts Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Read-Write-Think provides highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. Book reviews and online books to read for younger readers.  Beginning reading skills   The National Endowment for the Humanities


Science  NASA's education site for kids, students and educators. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's site for student's and teachers about the climate and the oceans. Gateway to many good science (and math) sites. NASA's website for all things flight and space related. Hundreds of science related sites listed with information. Entertaining science exploration

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Social Studies Social Studies content and links for teachers and students. Social Studies information for teachers.  Eyewitness to history presents information on history from ancient to modern times.


History Tracey Osborn's, Mrs. Oz, history site. Self serving, of course, but has good content in the "Classroom" section.  The National Endowment for the Humanities 


Assistive Technology (AT)  Assistive Technology  Indiana's online AT loan (to schools) catalog, manufacturer links and training information  The Wisconsin Technology initiative The Council for Exceptional Children's Technology and Media Division publications The Illinois AT website.  Its listing of AT catalogs is very helpful. Help with finding the right AT for an individual


        Free Software ReadPlease 2003 is a FREE text-to-speech program that highlights the words as it reads them to you.  A commercial version and other text-to-speech tools are also available.  Free online educational programs (requires high speed internet).  Some downloadable free and 30 day demo programs also available.  Free word processor, spreadsheet program, more.  Free to any Indiana resident, it also includes both private and shared storage space on their server that can be accessed via the internet.  This allows you to save your work at school for example then work on it a home and vice versa. 


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Disability Law US Dept. of Ed. Bose, McKinney and Evans  Indiana Parent Information Network


Education Information National educational information. Stats on all Indiana schools. DSP Co-op Indiana education links (including this web page)  Indiana Standards and Resources  Indiana's Pre-K to College Connection, helps Indiana residents learn about college in Indiana, preparing for college, getting to college, student financial aid, Indiana career information and other essential information for lifelong success. Indiana's Academic Standards


Health/Medical   Kids health information with versions for parents, teens and kids.

Genetics Home Reference  U.S. National Library of Medicine resource for looking up information on hundreds of genetic conditions.  National Organization for Rare Diseases database of over a thousand rare diseases and conditions.  Medical Encyclopedia Medicaid info

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Internet and Digital Libraries An excellent free digital library. Project Gutenberg - Thousands of books that are in the Public Domain, classics and most books pre-1923. - 20,000 free books.  100,000+ books (60,000+ Free) This site indexes hundreds of other digital libraries, including those listed here, university libraries and commercial publishers. (This page will redirect you to a page where you must register, for free, to login.  Then click the link to DigitalBookIndex.ORG.) Free classics, study guides and references.  Internet Public Library - Collections of internet resources on many subjects, also links to online magazines and associations concerning those subjects. Awesome Library organizes the Web with 26,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education


Professional Educational Organizations American Federation of Teachers  Association for Higher Education and Disability  National Education Association Council for Exceptional Children, a great source for information on IDEA and special education.


UDL (Universal Design for Learning)  Center for Applied Special Technology; Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; UDL and many other education technology subjects.

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Websites by Area


Autism Spectrum Disorder Information and links regarding autism and Asperger Syndrome Center for the Study of Autism Autism Society of America National Alliance for Autism Research  Biomedical research about Asperger Syndrome and Autism  MAAP - More information on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders   MedlinePlus (NIH) information on Asperger Syndrome and Autism


Blind/Low Vision  News and discussion about eyesight American Council of the Blind American Foundation of the Blind American Printing House for the Blind Association for Educational Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Lighthouse International National Library Service (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. A friendly, accessible, interactive global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them -- and anyone looking for the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation. National Association for the Visually Handicapped


Speech or Language Impairment American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Speechville Express - information on a variety of speech disorders Free downloadable brochures and handouts on a variety of speech-language disorders

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Deaf-Blind American Association of the Deaf-Blind National Family Association for Deaf-Blind National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind - Information to nurture, empower, and instruct children who are deaf-blind The National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind


Developmental Delay Developmental Delay Resources - A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. National Institute on Developmental Delays National Association for the Education of Young Children Perry-Spencer Step Ahead


Emotional Disability National Mental Health Association Covers emotional disabilities and more The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health


ESL ESL lessons  Translate English into or from any other language  ESL Resources

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Gifted Students National Organization for Gifted Children CEC info center on disabilities and gifted education


Deaf or Hearing Impaired Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Captioned Media Program - Hundreds of captioned educational videos, movies, etc. shipped to/from free of charge.  Sponsored by the US Dept. of Education Indiana School for the Deaf Hearing Exchange is an online community for the exchange of ideas and information on hearing loss and related issues Youth Hear-It has facts, figures, information and tips on living with a hearing impairment. Lions Affordable Hearing Aid


Specific Learning Disability - Response to Intervention (RtI) Schwab Learning for kids with LD - learning games, decision making (Requires a high speed connection and Flash installed.  Start at www.sparktop.orginstead if the site does not display properly) Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities site for parents. International Dyslexia Association Learning Disabilities Association LD Online site for parents, teachers and other professionals. National Center for Learning Disabilities Schwab Learning - A Parent's guide for helping kids with LD Indiana State University's Bloomberg Center, providing information on reading and reading disabilities.
RtI - NEW! Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. See their special report "Indiana's Vision of Response to Intervention". *PDF Indiana DOE's RtI main page. See their publication "Using Response to Intervention (RTI) for Indiana's Students". *PDF DIBELS School wide model that supports comprehensive and coordinated reading goals, assessment and instruction for all students.


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Mental Disabilities The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. National Down Syndrome Society Spencer County Arc National Down Syndrome Congress Information on including students with severe disabilities TASH has information relating to all disabilities, but is known for its journal "Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities" which is available online. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Orthopedic Impairments - strategies for teaching students with motor/orthopedic impairments.  Accommodations for various disabilities (an Adobe Acrobat document)  Cerebral Palsy resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse


Other Health Impaired Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  Section 504 information


Traumatic Brain Injury National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury TBI Network Resources  TBI resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse



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