We would like to share some information for students who are provided support through the IEP process. The district is providing instructional supports for all students which are optional at this time. We are providing the following recommendations to support your student’s individualized instruction at home. These recommendations are currently recommendations and optional as no work has been mandated from the district at this time.
A platform used to create visual picture schedules. Currently, they are offering a one month free trial!
Google Read and Write is available through Chrome on any computer device.
Natural Reader has free 20 minute a day sessions for PC’s
MISD Core Vocabulary are systems used to provide support for student communication. Please use the link to print boards and watch how they are used:
Visual and Physical supports:
Helping students at home understand concepts can be easily supported through everyday items. Playing games can be challenging for younger students. Make a “my turn” card and pass it around the board, or use an egg carton to hold cards to support small hands. Use any manipulatives around your house to support mathematical learning. Legos, pennies, a deck of cards, and even snack time can help support visual understanding for students who need it. Find more ideas by using Pinterest.
This website offers Free downloadable speech and language activities for children with speech and language impairments.
Navigation: From home page, click on Free Stuff
We recommend clicking on Handy Handouts and Calendars
This website offers materials for students with articulation impairments who need practice with specific sounds.
Navigation: From home page, click on Free Downloads.
This website offers free downloadable sheets with ideas for how to facilitate speech and language.
Navigation: None, just click on the picture to get access to the printable downloads.
This website offers a bank of free worksheets for students with articulation, language or fluency disorders. Navigation: Scroll down on website’s home page, click on the Printable and Interactive Materials-Browse Materials Box. There are 80 pages of downloads. Some are geared more towards SLPs while others for parents.
This website offers hundreds of free language worksheets and activities, including games to play with kids. Navigation: Worksheets appear on home page by most recent. On right hand side, parents can click on key words to get them to more specific worksheets and activities.
This website offers free resources including therapy games, flashcards and materials.
Navigation: From home page, click on Freebies-Learn More button. There is also a Vocabulary-Learn More button. Both links will take you to free resources.
This website provides thousands of free pages with social skills, and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material and transition guides for employment and life skills. Navigation: Click on one of the picture icons under Popular Areas to get to specific resources.
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Description: Games, dances, and activities that get kids moving!Just 5 quick minutes of number fun for kids and parents at home. Read a cool fun fact, followed by math riddles at different levels so everyone can jump in. Your kids will love you for it.
Description: List of Apps for Social and Emotional Health and MindfulnessNavigation: Scroll down on main page, click on app to download from a mobile device (some are free and some have minimal fees)
Description: Find resources and apps for helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
Description: Apps with strategies that will help kids understand their emotions, develop self-control, build empathy, and practice problem-solving.
Description:One of these apps could be the perfect way to introduce your child to a world of calm, mindfulness, and emotional maturity.
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Description: Free resources and printables for behavior, emotions, relationships, and social skillsNavigation: From the home page, click on Special Education on the top of the page; then click on Social and Emotional Learning. Choose from many free resources!
Description: Calming nature sounds; soothing sleep stories; 100+ guided meditations (Free trial and then paid subscription)
Description: Everyday Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress, Anxiety, Sleep, Focus, Fitness, and More (Free trial and then paid subscription)
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