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Distance Learning Support for Students with Special Needs

 

General Information Around Understanding COVID-19 and Illness

For the latest information on COVID-19, please call the Fresno Unified COVID-19 Call Center at (559) 457-3395 or visit the district website at www.fresnounified.org

Visual Impairment-Braille or Enlargement Needs

Email Kate Alvarado, Program Manager, kate.alvarado@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Video Magnifier Video Magnifier Instructions to enlarge information Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
American Print House for the Blind Creating resources for Visually Impaired students and families https://www.aph.org
FamilyConnect Site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other https://www.familyconnect.org
TapTapSee App which allowed blind and visually impaired identify objects Download TapTapSee App (iOS)
BeMyEyes Connects blind and low-vision people with sighted supports https://www.bemyeyes.com
VisualBrailler Visual Brailler is a simple braille editor. Download Visual Brailler App (iOS)
AccessNote Efficient Notetaker Download AccessNote App (iOS)
Sterling Adaptatives Providing resources and supports during Covid 19 outbreak https://sterlingadaptives.com
CamFind Search Engine for Low Vision and Vison disabled individuals Download CamFind App (Android)

Students and Families of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs

Email Dr. Sean Virnig, Executive Director, sean.virnig@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Council for Exceptional Children Coronavirus information and resources for the DHH. Coronavirus Information and Resources
Deaf-Hearing Communications Center ASL eBooks and Resources for the DHH. ASL eBooks and Resources for Deaf Kids
CSD Learns Online education for the DHH. https://csdlearns.com
Focused on digital experiences for all Remote accessibility strategies for learners and employees who are DHH. Accessibility Strategies for Deaf / Hard of Hearing People in Remote Meetings
Described and Captioned Media Program Educational media featuring high-quality captioning and description for the DHH. https://dcmp.org

Resources for Students with Speech & Language Needs

Email Kate Alvarado, Program Manager, kate.alvarado@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Circle-Time Provides live, interactive "Mommy and Me" classes that are convenient (and engaging) for parents and (fun and) educational for children. Every group session is led by a certified subject-matter expert. The hands-on sessions are evidence-based and promote healthy play activities that continue beyond the class. https://circletimefun.com
Articulation and Phonology Online Articulation Games. (Elementary/Middle) Articulation and Phonology
Activities Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development. Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development
Grammar Gorillas Identifies parts of speech. Helps with language development. Grammar Gorillas
Do2Learn Wide range of Speech Games. https://do2learn.com

Resources for Students with Autism and Moderate Severe Disabilities

Also look at the resources below for Students with Disabilities
Email Susan Kalpakoff, Program Manager, susan.kalpakoff@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Scholastic Learn from Home Scholastic is offering a day of day projects to keeps kids thinking, learning and growing while at home.  This is a free resource, just need to log in and develop a password. Scholastic Learn at Home
How to ABA Free Resources in the areas of: Behavior, Teaching Skills and Language, Story Time Tips. https://howtoaba.com/free-materials
Challenging Behavior Toolkit and Videos The Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit will provide you with strategies and resources to address these behaviors and help support you during difficult situations.  You can download for free. There are also some videos. Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit
Do To Learn Do2learn 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. https://do2learn.com
Handwriting Without Tears Handwriting without Tears is offering free access to the books.  Once you create an account go a grade level book.  If you go to Apps on the left of the screen your child can practice writing letters, listen to songs about letters. Encourage Children's Learning at Home
Keyboarding Without Tears Create an account with Handwriting without Tears.  Then go to Keyboarding Without Tears and contact the company for free access for 90 days. The request could take 48-72 hours to process. Keyboarding Without Tears
App: ABA Flash Cards & Games- Emotions Free App only download on apple iTunes. Flash card and games covering over 20 different emotions via interactive games and flashcards. Download ABA Flash Cards App (iOS)
App: Talking Tom Cat Free App only download on apple iTunes. Tom is a digital per- play with, poke it, cuddle it, and laugh out loud on how Tom reacts to your actions.  Download Talking Tom Cat App (iOS)
App: Paint Sparkles Draw Free App only download on apple iTunes. Coloring book where there are no rules and restrictions on how your child colors. Download Paint Sparkles Draw App (iOS)

Resources for Early Childhood (Birth to 5 years)

Email Susan Kalpakoff, Program Manager, susan.kalpakoff@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Story Reading Have favorite stories read to you/your child by movie stars https://www.storylineonline.net
Scholastic Learn From Home Scholastic is offering a day of day projects to keeps kids thinking, learning and growing while at home.  This is a free resource, just need to log in and develop a password Learn at Home: Grades PreK-K
Seussville Explore, watch and play with Dr. Seuss and his friends.  Practice math and reading skills. https://www.seussville.com
Switch Zoo Animal Games Watch, listen & play games to learn all about amazing animals. Promotes Language and vocabulary development https://switchzoo.com
Online Literacy Resources Read aloud, Storytime, sing-along & more https://growingbookbybook.com

Resources for Social Emotional Learning

Email Julie Wheelock, Program Manager, julie.wheelock@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Mindfulness Activities  Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children & Teens (+Tips) 25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens 

10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids
Positive Behavior Supports  Evidence based practices used to help parents Positive Behavior Support and Families
Social Stories
Managing Social Distancing Social isolation is challenging, especially for children and teens. With schools closed and many typical activities like playdates, museum visits and trips to the movies off-limits, it's hard for parents to know what to do. Six expert tips for managing your child's social distancing during coronavirus
Self Acceptance This is for students 13-18.  Emotional Intelligence is a wide range of skills that children of all ages can develop and improve. These skills are critical for emotional well-being and life success. Emotional Intelligence for teens ages 13-18
Social Emotional Skills This is for students in Grades
PK-8.
Scholastic Student Activities

Resources for Mental Health Resources

Email Julie Wheelock, Program Manager, julie.wheelock@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Coping during COVID-19 Resources for coping with the stress and fear of the coronavirus.  CDC - Stress and Coping  
Positive Behavior Supports  Evidence based practices used to help parents Positive Behavior Support and Families

Social Stories
Anxiety These apps assist with dealing with anxiety Download Anxiety Apps
Depression These apps assist with dealing with depression Download Depression Apps
Therapeutic Art Activities The emotional release of drawing, painting, or sculpture can have healing and therapeutic effects for adults and children alike.
These calming methods of working through emotions and expressing oneself can help to understand certain things that talk therapy cannot articulate.
https://positivepsychology.com/art-therapy
Resilience A guide for parents and students on how to persevere and build relationships. https://resilienceguide.org

Resources for Students with Disabilities - Grades TK-6

Email Julie Wheelock, Program Manager, julie.wheelock@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
Story Reading Have favorite stories read to you/your child by movie stars https://www.storylineonline.net
ABCya!  Practice math and reading skills https://www.abcya.com
PbsKids Play learn activities https://pbskids.org
Cool Math 4 Kids Math games, activities and brain teasers https://www.coolmath4kids.com
National Geographic for Kids National Geographic Kids is a children's magazine published by the National Geographic Society.  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com
Go Noodle Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com
CalSNAP Premier licensed media content in CaliforniaStreaming PLUS a curated and growing collection of safe and vetted open K-12 visual resources, such as Khan Academy, Pics4Learning, Library of Congress, Common Sense Media, CK-12, and more. https://tinyurl.com/calsnap2020
Scholastic Scholastic Magazines combine engaging print magazines with powerful digital resources to build knowledge, engagement and skills in every content area. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com
Brain Pop BrainPop (styled BrainPOP) is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. https://www.brainpop.com
IXL Is a dynamic, immersive website offering adaptive learning for students with disabilities. From Pre-K through senior year, IXL will provide fun exercises for mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Children remain motivated by earning awards like stickers and balloon animals for each lesson mastered. https://www.ixl.com
FunBrain Is an educational website managed by Sandbox Networks since 1997 with exciting arcade games. Children with learning disabilities in grades K-8 can watch lesson videos and practice their skills in attention-grabbing games. Game directions are conveniently illustrated to assist struggling readers too. https://www.funbrain.com
Learning Ally Students can access the website's library of over 80,000 audiobooks with VOICEtext. https://learningally.org/Browse-Audiobooks

Resources for Students with Disabilities - Grades 7-12

Email Julie Wheelock, Program Manager, julie.wheelock@fresnounified.org

Resource Description Website
CalSNAP Premier licensed media content in CaliforniaStreaming PLUS a curated and growing collection of safe and vetted open K-12 visual resources, such as Khan Academy, Pics4Learning, Library of Congress, Common Sense Media, CK-12, and more. https://tinyurl.com/calsnap2020
Scholastic Scholastic Magazines combine engaging print magazines with powerful digital resources to build knowledge, engagement and skills in every content area. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com
Brain Pop BrainPop (styled BrainPOP) is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. https://www.brainpop.com
IXL Is a dynamic, immersive website offering adaptive learning for students with disabilities. From Pre-K through senior year, IXL will provide fun exercises for mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Children remain motivated by earning awards like stickers and balloon animals for each lesson mastered. https://www.ixl.com
The Exploratorium Students will enjoy The Exploratorium, a website that brings the San Francisco museum to your desktop. Exploratorium
Learning Ally Students can access the website's library of over 80,000 audiobooks with VOICEtext. https://learningally.org/Browse-Audiobooks

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