Date: 2017-04-14 19:56
This is the sister site to the SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows) Web site. SNOW Kids has information for special needs children and their teachers and parents. (Grades: Professionals)
To help ensure that these needs are met, Thames Valley District School Board offers various Special Education programs ranging from additional support offered to students in home school (often through itinerant programs where travelling specialists provide additional support to students at their home school) to special self-contained or congregated classes that provide a higher level of intensive support to the student.
Your school has a group of professionals dedicated to creating the best possible learning environment for your child. Your child's teacher is constantly assessing the needs of each student. Special education teachers in each school help classroom teachers meet the diverse learning needs of their students.
Guide Offers Practical Character Education Lessons
With more teachers and parents seeing the need for character education, the not-for-profit Heartwood Institute has released a book of lessons for teachers and counselors to teach children ethics, social, and emotional skills.
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) provides access to professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted. (Grades: Professionals)
School Psychologists Changing Roles, Responsibilities
An e-interview with Charles R. Deupree, president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
homework leaves me almost no time to do other activities like reading drawing, family time, outside activities, school clubs, and stuff. Especially in the advanced program. Even during vacation I had to do a 5 page essay for social studies, which took up almost the whole week of my time.
Family Village is an exceptional directory of resources covering disability issues on the Internet. The breadth of the subject and content listings available sets this site apart. Family Village also provides a set of discussion lists and chat rooms (Grades: Professionals)
The National PTA recommendations fall in line with general guidelines suggested by researcher Harris Cooper: 65-75 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 65 minutes per grade level thereafter (., 75 minutes for second grade, 675 minutes for twelfth). High school students may sometimes do more, depending on what classes they take (see Review of Educational Research, 7556).
This section of the web site contains information about our Special Education programs and our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). All children are special and they are all capable of learning. Yet they do not develop and learn at the same rate. Each child has their own individual learning needs. Most students with special needs are able to succeed in the regular classroom some, however, need specialized support to achieve this goal. Occasionally, some pupils need the support of specialized programs and services which are offered at neighbourhood schools, in another school or in other locations.