Page 8: References & Helpful Resources
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Need help wrangling your child’s Android device? Visit this support page for privacy information, device management tips, and more.
Virtual learning brings with it a host of privacy concerns. Consult Apple’s support page for information on device security and how to block apps.
This Website is a tremendous resource for anyone looking for reading materials for students with disabilities. By offering a variety of reading and listening formats, Bookshare helps get kids reading. In this page for parent support during COVID-19, you’ll find a treasure trove of resources for parents supporting their children’s reading instruction at home.
Centers for Disease Control
Let’s face it. With uncertainty can come stress and anxiety. Thankfully, the CDC offers resources with tips on how to get through the day, including daily checklists, notes on stress and how to cope with it, and even tips for pet owners!
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
This center offers many types of supports for the parents of children with disabilities. It has a library of online resources developed just for parents, including short Webinars on topics like “Stay at Home Order Got You Down?” and “Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Beyond – Using Social Media for Peer-to-Peer Engagement.”
Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Looking for resources to help support positive behavior? This is the place to be. PBIS offers helpful information about managing your child’s behavior, support for families, and even tips on how to prepare for your child’s eventual return to school.
Common Sense Media
This clearinghouse for useful information and resources checks a lot of boxes. Looking for help getting your kid ready for online learning? It’s here. Time-management apps and apps that don’t require Wi-Fi or tons of data? Also here. There are even videos to help young children wash their hands the right way. Click the link to see it all for yourself.
Worksheets by grade level, parental cue cards to help you manage difficult situations, ready-made reading lists, if you’re searching for helpful resources during school closures GreatSchools probably has you covered. A COVID-19 learning guide offers information and tips on setting up a learning space at home.
IDEAs That Work
This informational site maintained by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) now includes information for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit here to find information on the use of evidence-based practices to help support your child’s learning at home.
Iowa Reading Research Center
Need a hand supporting your child’s reading instruction at home? The Iowa Reading Research Center might have just what you’re looking for. Information about graphic organizers, ideas for writing prompts, and support for standards-aligned learning, it’s all here along with so much more.
As you might have noticed throughout this module, Khan Academy offers a huge number of resources to support families. These include information on supporting your child’s learning at home, sample schedules, and blank forms for you to create your own resources. Visit the Website to see it all for yourself.
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
Looking for resources to support students who need accessible materials and technologies while learning remotely during the COVID-19 crisis? They’re right here. Covering everything from support for learners to the basics of accessibility and even laws and legislation related to disability, AEM has it all.
National Center on Deaf-Blindness
A national technical assistance center, NCDB works with state deaf-blind projects and other partners to improve educational results and quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families. This section for families includes information for learning support and even family events to participate in.
National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL)
If your child has a literacy-related disability, this center is a good source of information. It offers all kinds of tips and short videos that show you how to help your child with reading, writing, and more.
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes
The National Deaf Center works to close the gaps in education and employment that exist for deaf people in the United States and its territories. The center’s page for families during COVID-19 offers information about accessibility options for virtual learning, checklists for teaching deaf students online, the use of hearing assistive devices at home, and so much more.
Pacer Center. (n.d.). Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for families
A parent training and information center for families and youth with disabilities, PACER offers these resources to assist families educating their children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will find information on social and emotional support, virtual learning in the context of students with disabilities, and much more, including resources in the English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali languages.
Talking to your child about a difficult subject can be tricky. You want to give her the information she needs to know without frightening her or causing undo anxiety. If you need help with this, visit this section of the Parents Lead Website to find conversation guides broken down by age group, as well as other resources for children and parents.
Having a tough time coming up with reading material for your child? Reading Rockets to the rescue! With 24 topics covering everything from arts and artists to the science of the weather, the resources here will streamline support for literacy instruction like never before.
Support for Children with Autism
This resource created by the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s Autism Team offers seven strategies for supporting children with autism spectrum disorder through uncertain times. Come here for information on maintaining routines, coping and calming skills, supporting understanding, and more.
Understood’s resources for families cover a lot of ground. Find information here about helping kids who have trouble focusing, supporting a child with ADHD, creative ideas for reading lessons, and tons more.
U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
This site has information from the Centers for Disease Control and suggestions for at-home activities from various federal agencies. It also contains guidance documents like:
Wide Open School
If there’s a one-stop-shopping option out there right now for parents, it’s probably Wide Open School. Covering everything from emotional well-being to English language learners and special needs to ideas for virtual field trips, this Website has something for pretty much everybody.