Special Education Supports

 Autism Calgary

Society in Calgary whose goal is to assist those with Autism Spectrum to live meaningful and purposeful lives in a community that values them.

 

Society for Treatment of Autism (STA) 

An Alberta-based registered charitable organization providing comprehensive treatment and educational services for people with autism and related disorders. STA offers quality support, consultation and educational services for families and communities in Alberta.

 

Social Thinking 

A website with resources on social skills and social thinking.


Learning Disabilities Guide

The Guide is founded on the principles of early intervention (identifying challenges early, intervening robustly, and using evidence-based practices) and response to intervention (an ongoing cycle of assessment, planning, intervening, and monitoring within a continuum of supports, from school-wide to small group to individual interventions) to help learners who are struggling.  This guide is intended as a starting point for teachers exploring what they might do to support students with learning disabilities.

 

5 Common Techniques for Teaching Struggling Students

Five common techniques for teaching struggling students.

 

Teaching Strategies: What works best

Teaching Strategies: What Works Best.

 

Learning Disability Strategies

do2Learn is site with a variety resources to assist teachers with tasks that work for all children on a variety of issues they see in the classroom.

 

Successful Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Research continues to confirm that we can teach students with learning disabilities to “learn how to learn.” We can put them into a position to compete and hold their own.  This site offers strategies and ideas for support.

 

Effective Reading Interventions for Kids with Learning Disabilities

This site offers practical tips for using the research findings to "size up" or create a particular reading program for children with learning disabilities.


FASD Supports - Alberta Education

This website gives background information and terminology that will help educators understand the current diagnostic definition of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). Key considerations for planning effective education programs, suggestions for how to build a positive classroom climate and maintain a supportive learning environment, AND strategies related to specific areas of developmental functioning. Overarching strategies on how to structure the learning environment, develop effective routines, build skills for whole class instruction, teach social and adaptive skills, and help students generalize new skills and concepts as well.

 

Autism Supports - Alberta Education

This resource addresses a range of issues related to providing educational programs for children with autism spectrum disorders including: suggestions for modifying the environment, instructional strategies, strategies to support inclusion, suggestions for developing collaborative relationships with parents, and processes for managing behaviour, along with basic information on autism spectrum disorders.

 

Alternative Teaching Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities 

Suspecting a student with Learning Disabilities? This site offers some strategies in a variety of subjects to try in your classroom from Language Arts to Mathematics to proofreading, note taking and test taking.