special education software and information
This is an educational page for kids, parents, and teachers. You will find links to quality sites for information, resources, educational games and software, and contacting others who have interests similar to yours. This page emphasizes links to sites specific to special education.
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As an educator, I believe that the most important 3 R’s we should be teaching our children are: responsibility, respect, reflection. I also believe it is possible to have fun while learning these qualities. enjoy!
- Ability Online This is a monitored and secure online community that welcomes children, teens, and young adults of all abilities.
- American Printing House for the Blind: Information, Catalogs, resources, and software for purchase for the blind.
- American Sign Language Browser: Online American Sign Language (ASL) Dictionary using video clips. The Dictionary also is available for purchase.
- Autism Research Institute: Information and research on autism.
- Disability Resources on the Internet: A large list of internet resources on a variety of subjects related to disabilities.
- Dizabled: This is a site with wheelchair stuntman cartoons. The hero of the cartoons is named Leeder O. Men.
- Edmark/Riverdeep:Free demos of programs from the special needs educational software publisher.
- Education World: This site has a searchable guide to resources in various content areas for students, administrators and teachers. It has a variety of articles about including students with disabilities in general education classes. The site has ads.
- Intellitools: Free demonstration Classroom Suite player (talking word processor, math, and graphics programs) and free downloadable activities for use in Classroom Suite.
- ISAAC: the International Society for AAC – works to improve the life of every child and adult with speech difficulties. ISAAC members want everyone in the world to know about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
- LD Online: Information and resources on learning disabilities, including a kids section. Site has ads.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities: Information and resources on learning disabilities.
- Project Gutenberg: Tens of thousands of free ebooks are available in a variety of formats, such as
audio books. You can search the site by author, title, category, and language. These are books whose copyright has expired in the United States.
- RJ Cooper: RJ has a selection of specially-designed hardware and software for persons with special needs. Included are some switch adaptations for game controllers. He also has a couple of free, switch-accessible arcade games.
- SEN Teacher Resources: Links to a variety of resources and free special education software.
- Scientific Learning Brain Apps: Interactive, challenging brain fitness exercises for students in grades K – 12., which can help develop and strengthen both cognitive skills and reading skills.
- State Council on Adapted Physical Education (SCAPE): Sponsor of the National Conference on Adapted Physical Education (NAPEC) this site provides information related to Adapted Physical Education and Adapted Physical Activity.