Teaching Resources for Working with Students with Special Needs

Just out! A great resource for teachers and parents for working with students with disabilities via remote and virtual learning

1. https://www.educatingalllearners.org/for-educators. Education for All Alliance is new alliance of an organization
Coronavirus is posing unprecedented challenges to public schools around the country. To help ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction and to spotlight best practice approaches for schools and educators, an alliance of national education organizations has come together to ensure equity for all learners.  EducatingAllLearners.org creates a hub of curated tools, strategies, tips and best practices for supporting students with disabilities online.  Our goal is to both curate and creates special education resources for

2. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has created a similar resource list with a focus on students with learning and attention issues. Their link is here https://www.ncld.org/covid19

3. For Spanish Speaking parents, UNDERSTOOD.org also creates a resource in Spanish to help families. The resource can be found here.

4. Lastly, I created a video today that speaks to Latino parents of College/University students and how they can help their young adults finish the semester and prepare for the fall. Some of my current students struggles inspired me to do this short almost two-minute video in Spanish



Claudia Rinaldi View All →

Professor Claudia Rinaldi is the Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teacher education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline. Claudia has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She lead and developed a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability. Claudia developed a college mentoring program called Pathways to Teacher Diversity for districts and teacher education programs to partner in identifying and supporting underrepresented high school students interested in teaching careers to successfully access and persist in college. She serves in various boards including the National Center for Learning Disabilities and serves as an expert for Understood.org and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.

Professor Claudia Rinaldi believes that it is critical to prepare teacher leaders who may serve as advocates and allies and who will respond to the belief that all students can learn and succeed beyond barriers like culture, language, disability poverty, and marginalization in our country and globally.

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