Special Education Learning Supports
Accommodations to Support Learning
Audible - All children’s books are currently free - provides audio books to allow student access to interest based or grade level books that are beyond current decoding skills.
Visuals and Schedules
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times - practical parent resource to support understanding COVID-19, coping and calming skills, routines, fostering connections
Parent School Closure Autism Tool Kit
Schedules, token boards, and other resources for parents. Categories include Sensory, Life Skills, Academics, Movement, Leisure, Sensory
Variety of worksheets that support teaching number formation and letter formation.
Pre-Printing, Fine and Gross Motor Exercises provided through the Niagara Children’s Centre Family Resource section
Fun and easy fine motor activities you can do using materials you likely have in your home.
Social Emotional Learning
Great quick games that support the learning of self-regulation.
The 5 Point Scale – visual tool for helping children to manage their own behaviour and emotions
Social Story Creator (iPhone/iPad) - free (some additional in-app purchases)
The Watson Institute: Social Narratives
Specific section of the Watson Institute resources, related to dealing with change would be very helpful at this time.
And Next Comes L – Social Stories: Lots of free social story examples and templates targeting life and social skills. Expansive website with lots of free resources for parents and teachers.
Speech and Language
Supporting Communication at Home:
Bethesda services - Resources for home. Creating House Rules is a very helpful resource.
Go Noodle Family - https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/hello-2-dot-0