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Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Through partnerships and innovative programs the Center brings forth research on pedagogy, child development, and tools that will help you develop your teaching practice to better serve your students.

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Free Special Needs Teaching Resources

SEN Teacher is amongst the oldest teaching resource sites and has over 300,000 regular users. Their learning materials are free to share and use in schools or at home. The Print tools on SEN Teacher allow you to create, adapt and share teaching resources for a wide-range of abilities. No login or registration is required to use SEN Teacher.

Free Special Needs Teaching Resources

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

This blog shares the learning journey of educators like you who are living the heart and art of teaching and learning with students. Teachers share their advice on classroom layout, building inclusion, classroom management, report cards and much more!

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

Nine Categories of Modification

This document describes nine strategies that may be used to modify classroom programs. It excerpt from Classroom Beginnings a joint project of ETFO and SDCO.

Nine Categories of Modification

IEP Resource Guide

This Ministry of Education document explores the individual education plan (IEP) process. It includes a variety of templates, and samples.

IEP Resource Guide

ETFO’s Special Education Handbook

These excerpts from ETFO’s excellent special education handbook examine specific areas of student needs and strategies for assisting students with those needs.

ETFO’s Special Education Handbook

Education for All Expert Panel Special Education Needs Grade K-6 (2005)

The report of the Ontario Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Special Needs in Grades Kindergarten to Six. This comprehensive document  recommends practices, based on research, that would allow Ontario’s teachers to improve and reinforce effective instruction of reading, writing, oral communication, and mathematics to students who have special education needs.

Education for All Expert Panel Special Education Needs Grade K-6

Including Students with Exceptionalities

This document explores the issues related to the inclusion of students with exceptionalities in the regular classroom setting.

Including Students with Exceptionalities

OCUP Special Education Companion (2002)

This document is a companion piece to the now defunct Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner. It has a great deal of information regarding identification and placement, IEPs, accommodations and modifications, teaching strategies, specific skill strategies, and assessment.

OCUP Special Education Companion (2002)

The Educational Implications of ADHD

This article examines research into treatment outcomes, and teaching practices that work with students who have ADHD.

The Educational Implications of ADHD