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SPED 607 materials

by Danielle Banfield
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WebQuest Page

Added 07/28/2008
This website will be useful for older students when doing research online. Today, anything and everything can be found on the internet, however, differentiating what is important and valid may be difficult (especially for those with language or mental impairments). By providing this resource for them, students will have a quick reference when questions arise while conducting research as well as serve as an introduction to research projects/papers.

LangMedia Foreign Language Media Archive

Added 07/28/2008
This website may be helpful when teaching SLP students about foreign accent reduction. It may also be helpful for a practicing SLP in order to determine the type of language a client speaks. Finally, it allows for diversity to be added to curriculum, such as for a linguistics course, in order to compare and contrast different languages and hear differing dialects of the same language.

Crisis at Fort Sumter

Added 07/28/2008
This would be an appropriate website for older children studying US history and could be implemented by the SLP and classroom teacher in a collaborative effort. It not only would allow students to read aloud (practicing artic targets,projection of voice and fluency) while requiring others to use auditory comprehension skills. Other learner objects include problem solving, taking views of others and inferencing skills (all common language difficulties in language disordered students).

The eSkeletons Project

Added 07/28/2008
A more sophisticated site, however may be appropriate for high school, college or professional inservice training. Allows viewer to see not only human skeletal system (and choose specific aspects of the system) but also make comparison between skeletal sections as well as between species. May also be useful for a teacher of younger students in order to get them interested in a particular aspect of science. But user but be familiar with anatomical/medical terminology (for example: mandible, lateral view, zygomatic).

Arts Education K-6 Lesson Plans

Added 07/28/2008
Great resource for teacher's personal use in all areas, as well as student teachers. Allows to search through possible lesson plans, how to construct lesson plans, how to assess the lesson plan and much more.

Online Asperger Syndrome information & Support

Added 07/28/2008
OASIS is a good resource for professionals as well as parents of children with Aspergers. Not only has general information on the disorder but message boards, papers/articles and support groups (to name a few of the MANY features). May be appropriate for professionals to give as a resource for parents, especially for those whose children have been recently diagnosed and need somewhere to begin.

American Sign Language (ASL) Browser

Added 07/28/2008
Amazing resource for professionals and parents! As an SLP student, although I have taken a sign language course, remembering everything is difficult but now I will be able to make a quick search when I need a sign or two refreshed. Also, ASL is the most common form of sign language thus most applicable. Also great when clinician would like to introduce new signs to students, parents or fellow professionals. Best part is that it not only gives a written description on how to produce the sign but a video demonstration as well.

Parents Guide to Transition: What Happens After High School?

Added 07/28/2008
Appropriate for professionals and parents. Helps with transition process from high school. May also be helpful for students to know what to expect. Professionals can use to educate parents (as well as themselves). Informative and user-friendly site.

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP)

Added 07/30/2008
Good for collaboration and behavior management.

Behavior Home Page

Added 07/30/2008
This site contains legal information on the IDEA practices and regulations, behavioral interventions, and links to other sites, as well as a discussion forum. Modifications needed in a general education or self-contained classroom are also presented.

Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD)

Added 07/30/2008
This article discusses central auditory processing disorders, and how the brain must function in order for processing to take place normally. The auditory system moves speech sounds along to the cortex of the brain, transporting information to the temporal lobe for organization of sounds into words, which are then sent to various centers of the brain dealing with thought, action, sight, etc. The following conditions must be in place. Nerve fibers must work together to transmit messages, all the transmissions must be transporting at the same speed, and the brain must produce the correct amount of chemical neurotransmitters for nerves to carry their messages. When nerve fibers have been damaged at birth by lack of oxygen, or there has been poor fetal development, they cannot transmit at normal speed, and the brain cannot produce proper amounts of chemical neurotransmitters in order for the nerves to carry their messages. Therapists can determine if students or workers have CAPDs by looking for certain behaviors. These types of behaviors could include ignoring a speaker while engrossed in something else, displaying unusual sensitivity to noise, difficulty in telling direction from which a parent is calling, tendency to confuse similar-sounding words, and confusing or forgetting directions given in one sentence.
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