Special Education Distance Learning Resources

To support our WRSD families during this challenging time amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have compiled a list of resources to continue the process of home learning. This list will expand in the coming weeks. We will continue to update resources frequently for all grade levels of our student support services programs. Our staff will continue to add resources and information weekly, as well as information about how these resources can be used.

Please use this unique time to review and enrich your child's learning, while encouraging creativity and project-focused learning that harnesses a child's natural curiosity and creativity.
 
Before accessing materials with your child, we also recommend reviewing the importance of Digital Citizenship. For technical support, please contact our WRSD Tech Team.

It is important to keep consistency for your child during these challenging times. We recommend creating a daily routine for your child. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of your family. The resources below may be helpful to incorporate into a daily routine. We will continue to add resources, so please check back. If your child's education team has provided additional resources, you will continue to have access to those as well.

A great first step for you is to be familiar with your student's IEP and areas of support.  Knowing the language in your student's IEP will be helpful as you consider the activities and areas of focus best suited for your student's needs.

 

We have compiled resources, links and activities to structure your day with your child. Work with your child in each content area for the amount of time that works best for your child. Feel free to repeat any activity from any day of the week during your work time with your child.  There are materials for multiple content areas such as Adaptive, Math, and Movement.  Activities can be done in any order that fits for your family. 

A great first step for you is to be familiar with your student's IEP and areas of support.  Knowing the language in your student's IEP will be helpful as you consider the activities and areas of focus best suited for your student's needs.

 

We have compiled resources, links and activities to structure your day with your child. Work with your child in each content area for the amount of time that works best for your child. Feel free to repeat any activity from any day of the week during your work time with your child.  There are materials for multiple content areas such as Adaptive, Math, and Movement.  Activities can be done in any order that fits for your family. 

 
The National Association of School Psychologists offers support in having conversations with your student about Coronavirus.
 
Helpguide.org provides useful tips for supporting your child's learning journey.  
 
From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, college, and career. Grades: K-12
 
 
READ 180 gives everyone in the classroom the unique tools they need to thrive anytime, anywhere. Students and teachers can customize the learning experience using informative assessments and a flexible rotation model that combines traditional and online instruction. Grades: 4-12
 
 
The i-Ready Family Center is the place to learn how you can support and encourage your child’s success with i-Ready. I-Ready Family Video Grades: K-8
 
 
Starfall includes language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall focuses on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity in teaching emergent readers. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Grades: K-3
 
 
Day by Day projects to keep kids learning and growing. Grades: K-9
 
 
Storyline Online provides videos of books read aloud. While it is not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity! Grades: K-5
 
 
BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures. Grades: ALL
 
 
Epic! is an online ebook library with additional resources and activities.  Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more. Grades: K-8
 
 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS features educational games, videos, and other activities, centered mostly on animals and the natural world. Kids also can get a virtual tour of different countries, featuring fun facts and other information. They can contribute to the site by posting comments (which are moderated), answering quizzes, and submitting photos. Grades: K-8
 
 
Teach and Learn With The New York Times: Resources for Bringing the World Into Your Classroom. Grades: K-12
 
 
A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches. Grades: K-8
 
 
Gain fluency and confidence in math! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built-in support, and motivating awards. Grades: K-12.
 
 
The i-Ready Family Center is the place to learn how you can support and encourage your child’s success with i-Ready. I-Ready Family Video Grades K-8.
 
 
IXL offers more than 7,000 practice modules on Common Core pre-K through high school math and language skills. It also features language arts, science, and social studies for second- through eighth-graders.  Grades Pre-K-12
 
 
BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures. Grades: ALL
 
 
Students participate in the adaptive practice of both reading and math topics. Grades: K-8
 
 
ST Math’s patented approach - manipulating objects in space and time - is totally unique in the market. The program starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas to the symbols, language, and robust discourse. Grades: K-6
 
 
BEDTIME MATH posts a mathematical problem (and answer) each day. Parents can share the exercise with kids through the site or receive it in a daily email. Mathematical challenges feature four questions: one for wee, little, and big kids and a more difficult option for older users. Grades: K-2
 
 
OSPI has started creating a list of free math resources students can access during school closures. As they plan to update frequently, please continue to check back. Grades: K-12
 
 
The Zones of Regulation is a complete social-emotional learning curriculum, created to teach children self-regulation and emotional control. It’s often taught in school or therapy settings but the curriculum is appropriate for parents to teach at home, too.
 
 
Kelso’s Choice, the leading tool for teaching conflict management skills for children Pre-K through 5th grade. Home of the beloved choice wheel, this conflict resolution curriculum teaches children the difference between big problems and little problems. Kelso the frog is a fun and engaging way for children to learn conflict management. Grades: K-5
 
 
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is broadly understood as a process through which individuals build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life. When we think of educating the whole child, their social and emotional development must be considered as a part of overall instruction. Grades: K-12
 
 
 
do2Learn provides a wide variety of tools including visual schedules, picture cards, communication prompts and more! Grades: Pre-K - 12
 
This website to inspire parents with simple learning activities that would help their kids develop the skills they need for formal schooling.
 
 
Typing Club provides free typing practice to help increase typing ease and fine motor skills. Grades: ALL
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Living Well with Autism has several resources for families of students with special needs.  This specific page has visual schedules to help with daily routines such as morning and evening routines. Grades: Pre-K - 12
 
 
 
do2Learn provides a wide variety of tools including visual schedules, picture cards, communication prompts and more! Grades: Pre-K - 12