Rethinking ADHD

In this provocative article, author Susie Garlick notes, “ADHD children are not horrible, undisciplined or unruly children, we have just created a world that no longer allows them to fit inside the box…All children need rules, routines and expectations to feel safe and secure, but we must stop setting them up for failure and begin helping them succeed.”

SchwabLearning and Sparktop to Close

Two of my favorite sites for families struggling with learning disabilities are closing. On September 21, Charles and Helen Schwab announced they will no longer maintain operation of their web sites, SchwabLearning.org and Sparktop.org. Instead they will focus on selective grant-making to other organizations. I am grateful for the wonderful …

Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in All Classrooms – Spread the Word!

Karen Janowski does it again… an extensive blog post on free technology tools for universal design in the classroom. Karen is one of the most down-to-earth and get-it-done people I know and she has a great way of communicating. Bookmark her post and keep coming back for updates. Now, what …

Q-Charm – AAC on your wrist!

Check out the Q-Charm customizable bracelet for a down-to-earth, convenient low-tech communication and cuing system. Q-Charms are silicone wrist bands with interchangeable half-inch square charms. The charms have different icons to help an individual communicate, anticipate daily events, etc. UPDATE: Sadly, the Q-Charm is no longer made – do you …

Free Teaching Tools from 4Teachers.org

4Teachers.org… works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. Locate and create ready-to-use web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars, and tools for student use.       QuizStar       RubiStar       Arcademic Skill Builders       PersuadeStar …

Read Along, Read Aloud

SchwabLearning.org and Don Johnston Inc. have launched a summer read-a-long with a Start-to-Finish rewrite of Tom Sawyer, including both pdf’s of the book and MP3 audio files. In addition, they are offering a 20% discount on select Start-to-Finish books, and a sweepstakes for a collection of adventure titles from Start-to-Finish …