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A Parent's Guide: Communicating With Your Child's School Through Letter Writing
Resource document by the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities that provides special education basics, tips for letter writing and sample letters to help parent's better communicate with their child's school.
Categories: 504, Advocacy, Family Engagement, IEP, Parent Rights, Special Education
All About Advocates
Good special education services are intensive and expensive. Resources are limited. If you have a child with special needs, you will likely need to utilize...
Categories: Family Engagement, Advocacy, IEP
Early Childhood Family Engagement Month Activities Calendar 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month calendar is a list of daily activities that you can do with your child anytime. The activities are meant to be fun and to make the most of those teachable moments. Not every activity will be appropriate for every child. Children have different abilities as well as different interests. You can modify many of the activities to meet the needs of your child.
Categories: Early Childhood, Early Intervention, Family Engagement
Family Engagement Month Activities Calendar for Elementary Families 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month calendar is a list of daily activities that you can do with your child anytime. The activities are meant to be fun and to make the most of those teachable moments. Not every activity will be appropriate for every child. Children have different abilities as well as different interests. You can modify many of the activities to meet the needs of your child
Categories: Early Childhood, Family Engagement
Family Engagement Month Activities Calendar for Middle & High School Families 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month calendar is a list of daily activities that you can do with your child anytime. The activities are meant to be fun and to encourage interactions between you and your preteen / teen. Not every activity will be appropriate for every child. Children have different abilities as well as different interests. You can modify many of the activities to meet the needs of your child and family.
Categories: Family Engagement, Transition-age Youth
Family Engagement Month Activities for School Teachers 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month Activity Calendar includes activities that encourage families to connect to the school and community. Supporting families to become even more engaged in their child’s learning makes us all winners.
Categories: Family Engagement, General
Guía de Aprendizaje Digital para Padres y Familias
¿Cómo puede esta guía ayudarle? Participar en la educación de su hijo puede conducir a mejores resultados de aprendizaje. Esta “Guía de aprendizaje digital para padres y familias” le dirá cómo supervisar el progreso de su hijo según accede y utiliza la tecnología de aprendizaje. Esta guía tiene como objetivo ayudar a todos los padres y cuidadores, incluidos aquellos que tienen experiencia limitada con herramientas digitales, aquellos que son expertos en estas herramientas y los de conocimiento intermedio. Cada sección comienza con lo básico y se desarrolla a partir de ahí.
Categories: Family Engagement, Spanish, Remote Learning
NCITP: Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development
Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development outlines how CDSA staff and community providers use coaching to help caregivers support their children's learning and development.
Categories: Family Engagement, Early Intervention
NCITP: Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development (Spanish)
Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development outlines how CDSA staff and community providers use coaching to help caregivers support their children's learning and development.
Categories: Family Engagement, Spanish, Early Intervention
Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide - US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology
What can this guide do for you? Your involvement in your child’s education can lead to better learning results and outcomes. This “Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide” will inform you, as a parent or caregiver, as you monitor your child’s progress as your child accesses and uses technology for learning. This guide aims to help all parents and caregivers, including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between. Each section starts with foundational pieces and builds from there.
Categories: Family Engagement, Remote Learning
Parent's Guide to Dyslexia
This resource walks parents through the signs and impacts of dyslexia, how children can be evaluated for dyslexia and ways that parent's and teachers can help children once they are diagnosed with dyslexia.
Categories: Accommodations, Communication, Family Engagement, Learning Disability, Special Education
Questions Parents Can Ask about Math Instruction
When your child struggles in math, you need specific information to help you encourage and support your child as they develop and build their math skills...
Categories: Family Engagement, Advocacy, IEP
Questions Parents Can Ask about Reading Improvement
When you are the parent of a child who struggles with reading, you need specific information to support your child’s reading progress. Whether attending a parent/teacher conference, participating in writing the IEP (Individualized Education Program), or working with your child at home, use the questions that relate to your child to gather the information you need...
Categories: Family Engagement, Advocacy, Literacy, IEP
Questions Parents Can Ask about Reading Improvement (Spanish)
􀁕reguntas que los padres pueden hacer… Recuerde: Siempre pida una explicación de todo lo que no entendió. Si usted es el padre de un niño al que se le dificulta la lectura, usted necesita información específica para apoyar el progreso de su hijo. Ya sea que asista a las conferencias entre padres y maestros...
Categories: Family Engagement, Advocacy, Literacy, IEP, Spanish
Questions Parents Can Ask about Spelling, Writing, and Testing (Spanish)
Cuando a un niño se le dificulta la lectura, con frecuencia también se le dificulta la ortografía, escritura y las evaluaciones/exámenes...
Categories: Family Engagement, Advocacy, IEP, Spanish
Steps to Success: Communicating with your Child's School
If you have a child who is receiving special education services, you’re more than likely to be very involved with your child’s school and teachers — including planning, reviewing, and assessing your child’s educational program...
Categories: General, Communication, Family Engagement, Advocacy, Conflict Resolution
Talk Tools
Talk Tools features helpful questions to use in conversations and meetings about your child—including behaviors, accommodations, modifications, support strategies, classroom situations, teaching methods, or a child's response to these.
Categories: General, Communication, Family Engagement, Advocacy, IEP, Conflict Resolution
Working with your Child's Teachers
It is important to have a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. Effective and positive communication is key in building a partnership to help your child succeed...
Categories: General, Family Engagement, Advocacy