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Updated September 11th, 2000

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HandSpeak: A Sign Language Dictionary Online
HandSpeak is an animated dictionary of sign language. A new sign is added daily. 9/11/00

Research Shows Brains of Dyslexics Change as Reading Improves
Is dyslexia brain-based or behavioral? Researchers at the University of Washington are closing in on the answer. Education World news editor Diane Weaver Dunne writes about new dyslexia research. As dyslexic children improve their reading through an effective phonics program, their brain functioning also changes. 9/8/00

Can Do 9/7/00

How Can Teachers Help Shy Students? 9/1/00

NRICH Mathematics Enrichment 8/29/00

The King of Classroom Management! (An Education World e-Interview with Classroom Management Expert Fred Jones) 8/25/00 8/23/00

Classroom Management: Ten Teacher-Tested Tips! 8/23/00

AACTE Education Policy Clearinghouse 8/21/00

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Special Needs Children
This specal section of the Parents Community has lots of great resources targeted at parents.

Special Students
This page in the Preservice Educators Community, gives an overview of special education resources & archives available on Education World.

Assessment & Intervention
This page in the Early Childhood Educators Community has early intervention resources on special education and children "at-risk" for parents and teachers young children.


Oprah Spotlights Learning Disabilities Documentary
Oprah Spotlights Learning Disabilities Documentary!

Teaching Special Kids: On-Line Resources for Teachers
Whether you teach in a special-education program or in a "regular" classroom, you probably encounter special kids facing special challenges. This week, Education World brings you information about on-line resources that can help you better understand -- and help -- students with special needs.

Understanding Kids Who Are Different: Activities for Teaching About Disabilities
April is Special-Education Month. In the classroom, of course, every month is special-education month -- and every day is a day when special students need to be recognized, appreciated, and understood. This week, Education World brings you some of the best on-line resources for teaching students about the special needs -- and unique strengths -- of people with disabilities.

Language, Literacy and Children with Special Needs: Enabling Teachers to Enable Children
A new book goes a long way toward helping teachers develop strategies that work with special needs children in the regular primary classroom.


AACTE Education Policy Clearinghouse
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education provides the funding for this clearinghouse of educational policy at the national, regional, and state levels.
Advertised as "The Web Portal for Educators," this site takes the guesswork out of searching by providing teachers, administrators, and higher education folks a comprehensive listing of available resources on a multitude of educational topics.

Mental Health Net
Mental Health Net claims to be the "oldest and largest online mental health directory guide and community." Users can pose questions, read articles, and view resources on mental health issues.
PsycPORT is a portal for psychology information created by the American Psychological Association.

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) provides access to professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.

National Institute for Urban School Improvement
The National Institute for Urban School Improvement is dedicated to supporting urban educational communities that are implementing mainstream inclusion programs for students with disablities. The site includes an excellent library of resources, a discussion forum, events calendar, and newsletter.

Family Village
Family Village is an exceptional directory of resources covering disability issues on the Internet. The breadth of the subject and content listings available sets this site apart. Family Village also provides a set of discussion lists and chat rooms

This is the sister site to the SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows) Web site. SNOW Kids has information for special needs children and their teachers and parents. (K-8)

The Chatback Trust
The Chatback project helps special-needs schools communicate using email. The Web site features projects and moderated mailing lists. (6-12)

NCIP - National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education
This is the Web site of The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), which promotes the use of technology for improved education for students with physical, mental and social disabilities.

INDIE: Integrated Network of Disability Information and Education
An information directory of global disability resources.

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Nat'l Institute for Disabilities & Rehabilitation Research
NIDRR conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of individuals with disablities of all ages.

Office of Special Education Programs
OSEP's mission and organization focus on the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
The IRSC is a non-profit web site, which provides parents, educators, medical professionals, and caregivers with information regarding children with disABILITIES.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

The Regional Resource & Federal Centers Network
The RRFC Network has six Regional Resource Centers and one Federal Cneter that offer a variey of resources to help support the education of students with disabilities.

NICHCY, National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities
Established by Congress, NICHCY is an information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues as well as referrals to a wide network of specialists from agencies and organizations across the country. The focus is on education and children and youth, ages birth to 22 years.