Distance Learning Resources for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Impairments and/or D/B
Schools across the state and country have been impacted by the novel COVID-19 pandemic. New social distancing rules, needs for alternate means of reaching students and keeping instruction going have required educators to step up and step out to continue to serve students in a very different way than ever before for most. This includes our teachers and teams who are working hard to continue to serve the needs of our most diverse population with some of the most challenging needs to try to meet through distance learning resources. Because of this, we at the WDE are working hard to help support you and provide ideas and resources to meet your needs during this unique time.
- Accessibility Resources
- High Interest Books for All Reading Levels
- Social Narratives to Support Students During COVID-19
- Social/Emotional Supports
- If/Then Charts
- Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development – Modules by domain. This resource includes instructional resources and video examples of lesson structures.
- Learning Ally – A leading nonprofit education solutions organization that provides audiobooks for educators and families
- n2y Coronavirus Resources – Free remote learning, training and support during coronavirus closures
- National Center on Deaf – Resources for Providing TA During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- OCALI – Resources and supports for educators and families working to educate through distance learning
- Path to Literacy – This page has a schedule of Virtual Learning Academy presentations
- Project Core – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s literacy project to empower teachers in delivering access to a Universal Core vocabulary and improve academic achievement for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
- TIES Center Distance Learning Series – Building engagement and framework for supporting all students, including those with significant cognitive disabilities
- Why Reading is Most Important During Distance Learning
- Wyoming Assistive technology Resources (WATR) – Wyoming’s assistive technology resource. WATR is able to provide information and assistance, training and technical assistance, demonstrations as well as device and app loans that can be loaned for short term to families to try out for distance learning.