Exceptional Children's Teacher

Waelz, Billie-Jo | Elementary EC Teacher

Welcome

This page will provide information on different disabilities.  I have included videos that are relevant and helpful for parents of a student with special needs and links to services and websites that are available as resources to you as a parent. Websites are located under the Classroom Resources tab to the right of the page. I will be adding items throughout the year as I find them.

Learning Disabilities Resources

LD OnLine LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

National Center for Learning Disabilities The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
LDA The Learning Disabilities Association of America provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
Reading Rockets This site provides information and links to resources related to learning disabilities in reading.

Processing Speed Resources

(FOR TEACHERS)

Instructional Strategies This site provides teachers a list of classroom accommodations that can be used for slow processing speed.
2E Newsletter  This website is a great resource for understanding, diagnosing, and coping with slow processing speed.
(FOR PARENTS)

Understood.org  This site is a great resource that explains all about what processing speed is and how it affects your child.
2E Newsletter This website is a great resource for understanding, diagnosing, and coping with slow processing speed.
Working Memory Resources
Working Memory Boosters  This site contains 8 working memory boosters you can do with your child to improve their working memory.
Executive Functioning   This site explains 5 ways that kids use working memory to learn.
The Learning Brain  This site explains about working memory and gives you strategies for supporting low working memory.