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Supplemental Programs

In any school system you have a diverse range of students. The law requires that all students be served an appropriate education for them in the least restrictive environment possible. The state and the Federal government recognize the fact certain groups of students will not be successful if interventions are not provided. Several sources of funding exists that can accomplish that goal.
A Collection By Mary Page
  • 8 Collection Items
  • 8 Collection Items
  • Discussion
Supplemental Programs
  • Mary Page says:
    Lots of help exists for parents and children but it takes a parent educator informing and assigning to help maximize getting the help to who needs it. A parent educator acts as a liason between the system and the family. They are advocates for the family. As a facilitator I would pair with the parent educator to create game and family nights that addressed data weaknesses. Their insight into the community and family needs was invaluable.
  • Reading Recovery

    Website
    readingrecoveryworks.org
    readingrecoveryworks.org
    Mary Page says:
    Individual instruction with a highly trained teacher well versed on appropriate ways to use data with positive discipline and instruction literally changes a child's life. Reading is the foundation of academics.Reading Recovery happens in primary grades which solves the problems before the reading intensive intermediate grade levels. Research says that a child that does not read well is most likely doomed to a life of poverty.
  • Mary Page says:
    Many of my small group students had learning disabilities. How do I know the plan works? Within my neighborhood 2 of my students deemed severely learning disabled played sports and graduated. In elementary they had every special intervention out there. Both work and are productive citizens. I would say it was worth it totally.
  • Mary Page says:
    Multisensory teaching is appropriate for all students but especially struggling students. It requires using 3 modalities of visual, audio, and tactile. Many programs made in the last 20 years have those three aspects integrated into it and so does much of educational technology. In my small groups we would roll dice for math facts (tactile) sing a song while rolling, (auditory), say the fact out loud, and then write it on a white board in color (visual).
  • Mary Page says:
    This group found a way to put a personal touch into mathematics and for students with mild disabilities it often gave the key to learning higher mathematics. Their body literally becomes the symbols for numbers. At Ashbel Smith Elementary we had a variety of specialized programs such as DeafEducation, Autism Education, Bilingual Education, Special Education, and for a time Behavior in Progress programs. Touch Math was a tool of choice.
  • FastForWord

    Website
    scilearn.com
    scilearn.com
    Mary Page says:
    In the last 25 years a vast amount of brain research has increased our understanding of how we learn. Unfortunately schools have been slow to make the necessary changes to maximize potential in the classrooms. Fortunately in small groups the latest findings are often implemented. FastForWord went to a clinic set up in some states, and it has the independent research to back the claim that its program rewires the brain for easier reading.
  • understood.org
    understood.org

    Understanding Dyslexia

    30 minute read
    Mary Page says:
    Students with reading problems especially when they try hard often have dyslexia. It is common.The mainstream ways we teach, and the methods we use aggravate the condition. It is not that they cannot learn. It is they cannot learn by the standard methods which originated from the Industrial Revolution's need of factory workers. Their brain is wired differently. They process information differently. At least 16 types of dyslexia exist.
  • ldonline.org
    ldonline.org

    Behavior Modification in the Classroom

    60 minute read
    Mary Page says:
    Teaching is essentially changing human behavior by substituting a more positive behavior in the place of one that may be detrimental to a person's success. Most of behavior modification is not punishment but about offering choices or reinforcing what behavior you want to see. Several layers of behavior exist. There is peer to peer behavior, student to teacher, family behavior with teacher, cultural behavior with teacher, and a host of niche behaviors.