As Virginia continues to build a unified early childhood system, additional opportunities exist for children with disabilities to attend regular early childhood classrooms. When building inclusive classrooms, Early Childhood (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) practitioners must combine efforts to provide access, participation, and support to all children. In this context, “support” refers to the system-level… Read More Does Your Early Childhood Program Have the Foundation to Implement Inclusive Practices?
Whether you are teaching face-to-face, virtually, or in a hybrid situation, there are many promising practices and strategies that can be effective with exceptional learners. In fact, many existing evidence-based, high-leverage practices can be implemented within distance learning programs. Murawski and Gaines (2021) suggest the following to make learning work for everyone: EMBRACE Universal Design… Read More Doing What Works With Exceptional Learners In All Learning Settings
Resources here are designed to support decision-making, compliance, and instruction for students with disabilities. These Virginia Department of Education documents include ideas for teachers and families. NEW!! Special Education Student Services Reopening Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Posted August 26, 2020 Sustaining Inclusive Practices for Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities (Word) – This document offers guidance, suggestions, and resources… Read More Three (+1) Important VDOE Resources for Special Education Leaders