Updates from NYSED
The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Special Education is sharing the following parent video series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home, recently published by two U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education funded centers, the TIES Center and the National Center on Educational Outcomes. The video series supports families in understanding the important role that they have in teaching their children. The series offers ideas for supporting the learning of children with significant cognitive disabilities at home. This information is being shared for informational purposes only and does not constitute NYSED endorsement. Please be aware that any links and/or websites provided may change. The information provided is true and complete to the best of our knowledge.
Videos for Parents of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
These four videos for parents of children with significant cognitive disabilities provide ideas for supporting the learning of reading and math at home:
- Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Math While at Home
- Helping Your Child with Math While at Home
- Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Reading at Home
- Helping Your Child with Reading at Home
Educators and other audiences will also find the videos useful as they work with parents and families. These videos help families learn ways to support the learning of their children with significant cognitive disabilities at home and have conversations with teachers to link home-schools supports.
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The following survey is available for School Administrators, Teachers and/or Parents
Survey on Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities
The Office of Special Education has developed surveys for administrators, educators/service providers, and families on meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities, including students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, in New York State. Broad dissemination of the surveys is encouraged. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Results of the surveys will be used to inform guidance development related to students with specific learning disabilities and other NYSED initiatives including the State Systemic Improvement Plan. The surveys may be accessed at: http://www.mievaluation.com/SLD-Surveys.html. Questions about the purpose and/or content of the surveys may be directed to Kelly Onorato at firstname.lastname@example.org.