Childcare, Learning and Education Tools Resources
Children’s Specialized Hospital developed this resource to help parents support their child’s IEP goals without feeling unnecessarily burdened. It is available in English and Spanish.
The Child Neurology Foundation provides these tips for students with special services and full-time aides to return to school safely.
On this podcast from RadioMD, which features experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a pediatrician who focuses on children with special healthcare needs discusses ideas for how families can cope with the pandemic, especially when the supports provided by schools are unavailable.
Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center provides a summary of the key updates in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2020 Parent Guide on Special Education.
This guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities discusses how to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Learning games for kids
The series covers issues including:
- When a child should return to school
- Medications in school
- Holding an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the “new normal” COVID-19 era
- Additional resources to inform decision-making for families of children with special needs
Amazing Educational Resources‘ primary goal is to offer free access to the best educational resources to all parents, teachers and students for the foreseeable future.
The Chicago Park District’s Sarah Faber, Program and Event Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and Timothy Owens, Special Recreation Coordinator, provide weekly American Sign Language lessons on the park district’s YouTube channel.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association explains how to use everyday activities around the house to help develop young children’s communication skills.