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  1. Disability Notebook Cristen Brady

  2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  3. General Information • • This link gives information on a prescription drug called Vyvanse. This drug can be prescribed to ages 6-17 and adults. This website gives information on what causes ADHD, what are the symptoms and how it is diagnosed.

  4. General information • • This brochure breaks down ADHD so families and children can understand what it is. It talks about treatment and causes. It also gives helpful information on how to get the school involved and what support groups to join.

  5. Media • • This website is BOCES for south central. The website gives a list of accredited movies that are 152 minutes. The movie is listed with the title and producer. There are movies for dealing with ADHD in the classroom and movies that show how far ADHD has come.

  6. Media • This is a video of a child talking about how he deals with ADHD. Its very interesting to see ADHD from a child's perspective instead of an adult examining him. He explains how he feels when he is not on the medication and how the people around him react.

  7. Strategies • Seating for a child with ADHD or ADD is very important. They should not be placed near the window or close to the door because it causes more distractions To help students enjoy a subject and actually concentrate it has to be interesting. Incorporating games and using acronyms will help then to stay focused. Have an organized classroom so the students will stay organized. If the student organizes his or her classwork and homework the student will be more successful. You can have specific folders and check lists for each student.

  8. Strategies • Evaluate the specific child's strengths and needs. Select lessons that are compatible with the lesson being taught, the students age and grasp the attention of the student. Must integrate the same lesson for students with ADHD and the rest of the class but modifiy it to suit the student with ADHD needs.

  9. Autism/Asperger's Syndrome

  10. General information • • This website, Autism Speaks, gives a lot of information on how Asperger's is an ASD, which is an autism spectrum disorder. Asperger's makes it difficult for the people affected by it to act properly in some social gatherings. It also gives information on how it can be diagnosed and what services are available for the family and the one affected.

  11. General Information • • This website gives some history on what Asperger’s is and when it was first described. It also gives vital characteristics and diagnosis to help better understand the issue. The website also provides links to support groups and websites.

  12. media • This video breaks down how it is to have Asperger's as a teenager. Just because teenagers have autism this does not stop them from wanting to do things like a normal teen. This video gives important information on what differences teens with autism have to deal with that can help greatly in any classroom.

  13. media • This website is for ABC news. It has numerous video clips that touch upon every aspect of someone having Asperger’s. these videos are very helpful filled with information.

  14. Strategies • Keep a daily routine and schedule as similar as possible each day to help the day run smoother Incorporate social interactions into a classroom as much as possible but not to go past anyone’s comfort level. When a child does something good show postive reinforcement with clapping of the hands or simply saying “great job” ( doesn’t have to include a prize)

  15. strategies • Use visual methods when teaching a lesson as much as possible instead of auditorilly DO NOT tolerate bad behaviors – it just makes them thing its okay Change up the style of the way you teach lessons. Each student learns differently and its important to differentiate the teaching.

  16. Behavior Disorders/Emotional Disturbance

  17. General information • • This brochure talks about how important parents are with emotionally disturbed children. They can help by not letting small problems grow into large problems. It gives important information on how to identify a child that is emotionally disturbed and how even some can be prevented.

  18. General information • • This website has a class presentation on it. This presentation talks about what an emotional disturbance is. It also gives helpful tips and activites for teachers in a classroom. There is also an interview of a teacher who has a ED student in her classroom.

  19. MEDIA • This video is filled with a lot of passion. It allows you to not judge but look at people who are struggling with emotional difficulties differently. Life is short and your goal should be to make the people around you happier. This is a very powerful video and can be helpful before entering a classroom so you can fully understand what some people could be dealing with.

  20. media • This website consists of 10 different movie clips. These movies feature mental illnesses. Even though movies are dramatic in portraying most disabilities I think these can be found very helpful in deleting some stereotypes that have been formed.

  21. Strategies • Identify the specific behavior that needs to be changed Develop short and long term goals – this will cause the students to work towards something Make changes in the behavior plan so the desired outcome is reached by all students

  22. strategies • Form a positive and welcoming learning environment – this will help students feel comfortable Make sure the student knows what is expected – posters around the classroom etc. Make sure student is given ample time to comprehend a new skill or lesson

  23. Blindness/Visual Impairments

  24. General information • This brochuere gives many helpful tips for parents dealing with children who are visually impaired. It is filled with helpful information on how to help a student succeed.

  25. General information • This website consists of a workshop to help elementary school children understand more about visual impairments. It gives examples of stations that a teacher can set up to help students truly understand how its like to live with visual impairments.

  26. media • This website offers videos on blindness and visual impairments. It gives information on the history of braille. It also shows inspiring clips of how people that are blind go on with their daily life and experience things such as being the first blind man to climb mount Everest. This video can help you to inspire your students to not let their disability diminish their talents.

  27. media • This video is Ray Charles singing Hit the Road Jack. I think just listening to Ray Charles allows anyone to open new paths to endless opportunities. Ray Charles is a successful musician who is blind. His disability never stopped him and it shouldn’t stop anyone else. He is very inspiring and can be a hero to anyone fighting to a achieve a goal with a disability.

  28. strategies • Make sure everything that is written, whether on paper or on the board is also read aloud. Know about your students disabilities but do not embarrass them Have braille and other options available of assignments at your students convenience

  29. strategies • Always encourage independence Adapt classroom to the level of the students visual abilities Have differentiated tools such as a textbook with audio or a textbook with larger font

  30. Communicative Disorders

  31. General information • • This website gives examples of classroom strategies for inclusions of students with communicative disorders. It also gives tips for parents that allow them to know what steps to take and how to get their child’s teacher involved.

  32. general INFORMATION • This website talks about the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s department of communicative disorders. There is availability to the research that they have done, clinics available and the proper treatment.

  33. Media • This video is a documentary about children living with communicative disorders. It breaks down how children can learn to overcome and live with.

  34. media • This is a video about an eight year old boy. This video shows a therapy sesson that Justine attends to help work on his speech. This will be very helpful it will allow you as the teacher to understand what goes on at a speech therapy session.

  35. Strategies • Make eye contact with the student on both ends of the conversation Do not accept teasing or bullying at any time Show understanding and patience so the classroom remains calm

  36. strategies • Demonstrate proper language and communication – to help your students While reading help students to recognize similes and metaphors in our language – so they can make connections on their own Try and make conversations about students interests so they feel more comfortable until they are ready to branch out

  37. Developmental Disabilities

  38. General information • • This website is the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This is an organization that supports individuals who have development disabilities. There are many books available that can help people further understand because a lot of information is there.

  39. General Information • • This website is an organization called Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an organization part of larger organizations that come together to find ways to better understand and developmental disabilities.

  40. media • This website is about training videos for the division of developmental disabilities. It gives informative information on the history or developmental disabilities.

  41. media • This video is very inspirational. It is about a young women overcoming her disability. Melissa is “honored by Arc with the 2009 Person of the Year Award for her strong commitment to turn her disability into ability”. This video will help out a lot when dealing with students and trying to motivate them.

  42. strategies • Make a clear and reasonable daily schedule and post it in the classroom so all the students know what they will learn that day Organize opportunities for students to interact socially Make a plan so the students can relate what they are learning in the classroom to things going on outside the classroom

  43. Strategies • Be consistent with classroom routines Be attentive to seating arrangements Provide a proper and welcoming learning environment

  44. Learning Disability

  45. General information • • This website is for the organization, LDA, Learning Disabilities of America. This website is very organized and has easy access to signs, symptoms and strategies when dealing with a learning disability.

  46. General information • • This website is a brochure for psychologist. This is a very good resource for healthcare professionals but is also very helpful for teachers. Teachers spend the majority of the day with children they should be able to diagnose a learning disability and this website will help.

  47. media • This is a link that leads to a video about parents being taught about learning disabilities. These adults are all asked questions and shown diagrams and questions that put them in the shoes of a child with a learning disability. It really helps people without a disability to feel like they do.

  48. Media • This video is about a boy that reflects on his childhood. He consumed lead paint as a baby and his life changed ever since. This video is a reflection to help people who are struggling with disabilities now.

  49. strategies • Provide feedback to help lead the student in the right direction Do group work – some students like to bump ideas off of each other Use diagrams and model instructions

  50. strategies • Develop a scoring guide so the students know what you expect Make an example of a project etc so the students can use it as an example Explain why each lesson is important and how all lessons connect in a way