Institute for Academic Access
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities
The National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) conducts research on the identification of learning disabilities; formulates implementation recommendations; disseminates findings; and provides technical assistance to national, state, and local constituencies.
PALS (Peer-Asisted Learning Strategies)
PALS Reading and PALS Math enable classroom teachers to accommodate diverse learners and to help a large proportion of these students achieve success.
PALS Reading and PALS Math have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education's Program Effectiveness Panel for inclusion in the National Diffusion Network on effective educational practices.
Pirate Math is a tutoring program that gives students struggling with math strategies to solve word problems. Students learn to "find X," just like pirates do on a treasure map.
RTI for Emotional/Behavior Disorders Shows Promise
With the emphasis on response to intervention (RTI) for learning disabilities, special education is undergoing a fundamental change in the way we do business. That change is extending to our work with students with emotional/behavior disorders.
Use Digital Storytelling to Improve Your Students' Writing Skills
Digital storytelling encourages students with learning disabilities to write by allowing them to create their stories in an oral format.
Addressing Bumps in the Collaboration Road
An entire book could be written about the complexities of collaborating with other adults in school settings. When bumps occur, thinking and acting constructively will strengthen the collaboration and re-affirm your professional skills.
My Dirty Dozen
CEC's 2008 Teacher of the Year, Sheila Amato, shares her tips for making the most of the school year.
Personal You: Strategies to Help Reduce Teacher Stress
Special education teachers have a host of responsibilities, timelines, and performance expectations to be met. The key is to manage stressful situations by developing anti-stress strategies that work for you.