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Resources for Helping Struggling Learners at Home

We are pleased to share the following resources to help support at-home learning for our students with exceptionalities who may be participating in homeschooling, medical homebound placement, or remote learning periods due to sickness or quarantine. These resources may also be beneficial for families looking to enhance or support the education their students are receiving throughout the school year, during holiday breaks, and summer months. 
Difficulty with Handwriting? Do you or your child struggle with handwriting? Search for the Snap Type application on your smartphone or other devices. The free version will allow you to take a picture of any worksheet or form, type on it, and then save it as either a photo or pdf. 
Need something Read Aloud? Try out the free website, Natural Readers. On this website, you can simply copy and paste any text into the reading box and click the blue "Play" button. The passage will be read aloud. There is also an option to open documents from your device to be read as well. And as an added bonus, you can even choose from a variety of voices and reading speeds. This is a great resource for those who need read-aloud accommodation.
Looking for Occupational Therapy Activities at home? Hannah Clark, our Occupational Therapist, has provided the following information and at-home exercises for our students who qualify for occupational therapy. As a side note, many of these exercises would be beneficial for any student who has fine motor weaknesses or for anyone looking to strengthen their fine motor skills.  
Need Ideas for Supporting Your Child's Physical Therapy at home? Jennifer Spadafora, our Physical Therapist, would like to pass along these ideas for continuing to support your child's physical growth, strength, and development at home:

Additional Resources for Occupational and Physical Therapy 


Visual Impairment - Braille or Enlargement Needs


Student and Families of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs


Resources for Students with Speech & Language Needs

Resources for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Early Intervention - Ages Birth to Three Years

Early Childhood Preschool - Ages 2.6 Years through 5 Years Old

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Links for Exceptional Learners

Mental Health Resources for All Learners

Math and Reading Activities for Exceptional Learners

Primarily for Students with Developmental Disabilities - Autism, Cognitive, Early Childhood Developmental Delay, etc.

  • Math Activities for Younger Students:
    • practice counting items around the home or in the yard (count pennies, spoons, socks as you fold laundry, etc.)
    • practice adding and subtracting with items (have students label the number of items)
    • work on simple money skills (identifying coins, adding and subtracting coins if they can)
    • practice recognizing shapes around the house and outside
    • draw and color a certain number of items
  • Math Activities for Student Who Can Multiply/Divide:
    • use playing cards to set up multiplication and division problems
    • draw different shapes and label them
    • measure things around the house
    • help prepare meals and measure ingredients
    • practice following multi-step directions
  • Reading/ELA for Younger Students:
    • have someone read to them and listen and retell the story in their own words
    • identify different letters and sounds in story/article
    • name the first sounds of items around the house
    • practice writing their names and letters they know
    • engage in conversation about anything – talk a lot
    • describe how something tastes, feels, colors they see, how does something feel in their hand
    • tell you a make-believe story and draw a picture about it
  • Reading/ELA for Older Students:
    • write about what they are doing
    • write a make-believe story
    • write a poem, song, rap, cartoon, comic strip
    • orally tell you a story or describe what you are doing
    • practice multi-step directions