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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Special Education

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for supporting students with special needs.

Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

The perception and treatment of dyslexia is shifting from a symptom-based reaction to a neurological-based understanding of what is primarily an auditory disorder.

It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

Special ed teachers should consider music in their classrooms to supplement visuals, teach through students' favorite songs, emphasize rhythm, and generalize lessons into non-musical settings.

The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

A dyslexic teacher can be more attentive in the classroom, sensitive to struggling students and modelling how to compensate for this spectrum disorder.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.

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It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

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Edmark Reading Program HELP!!

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Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

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What Does the "Special" in Special Education Mean?

Blogger Marisa Kaplan offers a fresh perspective on how, in education, one size does not fit all.

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Students Who Struggle: Focusing on Strengths

Heather Wolpert-Gawron muses that learning difficulties could be seen as potential one-day strengths, rather than how they are viewed in schools today -- as deficits.

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The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi
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The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi

Assistive technology helps a blind computer science student and devoted gamer pursue his passions.

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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher
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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher

Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, Spokane's Lukas Bratcher didn't let a birth condition stifle his passion for music. He played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.

22 3,938 views
Assistive Technology: Enabling Dreams
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How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

From voice-activated software to customized laptops, tech is changing the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.

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Assistive Technology for Young Children in Special Education: It Makes a Difference

A discussion on the many types of assistive technology tools that are available for children with disabilities.

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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher
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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher

Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, Spokane's Lukas Bratcher didn't let a birth condition stifle his passion for music. He played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.

22 3,938 views
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It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

Special ed teachers should consider music in their classrooms to supplement visuals, teach through students' favorite songs, emphasize rhythm, and generalize lessons into non-musical settings.

12 107 3,731 views
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How Technology Can Improve Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Autism

Author Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.

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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

The perception and treatment of dyslexia is shifting from a symptom-based reaction to a neurological-based understanding of what is primarily an auditory disorder.

3 95 2,099 views
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Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.

56 1,853 views
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A Year at Mission Hill: Love and Limits and The Eye of the Dragon

A Year at Mission Hill is a video documentary series that covers the transformation of one inner city elementary school in Boston. In Chapters Four and Five, we watch teachers as they strive to reach all students in full-inclusion classrooms, and work...

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