Teacher Resources (check frequently!)

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!  We will be adding additional tip sheets, articles, and other resources for practitioners!!!  Please check back soon!!!

Materials on this page have been created with accessibility in mind.  If you find issues with accessibility in a document, please contact Mari Beth Coleman (mbc@utk.edu).  

Specific Disability / Medical Condition Tip Sheets

Additional tip sheets are coming soon!!! Please check back often!!! 

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH CANCER
Quick Tip Sheet for Supporting Students with Cancer (print version) (screen-reader accessible version) This tip sheet provides school personnel with a general overview of the needs of students who have cancer, a list of side effects, and ideas of accommodations needed by students who have cancer.  

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH SPINA BIFIDA
Quick Tip Sheet for Supporting Students who have Spina Bifida (print version) (screen-reader accessible version) This tip sheet provides school personnel with a general overview of the needs of students who have spina bifida, a list of common physical, medical, and learning effects, and ideas for accommodations needed to meet each type of effect.  

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE DIALYSIS
Quick Tip Sheet for Supporting Students who are Receiving Dialysis (print version) (screen-reader accessible version). This tip sheet provides school personnel with a general overview of the needs of students who receive dialysis, a list of side effects, and ideas of accommodations needed by these students.


SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Quick Tip Sheet for Supporting Students with Mild TBI (print version) (screen-reader accessible version)Quick Tip Sheet for Supporting Students with Moderate/Severe TBI (print version) (screen-reader accessible version)These tip sheets provide school personnel with a general overview of the needs of students who have mild TBI or moderate/severe TBI. 

Instruction-Related Resources

Past Newsletter Articles: Feature Articles

The Effectiveness of Adaptive-Dynamic Sitting Position on Writing Skills of a Student with Moderate Spastic Diplegia due to Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study This feature article discusses the impact of seating on writing skills and results of a case study.  

Neuro-psychologically-based Transition Planning: Implications for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the World of Work This feature article discusses a study in which a neuropsychologically-focused transition program was implemented to meet the needs of individuals identified as having autism.

Past Newsletter Articles: Literacy Connection

AdvanceAbility Website This brief newsletter article discusses the AdvanceAbility website and how it can help teachers address literacy skills.

Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss This brief newsletter article discusses a website with information to help teachers address literacy skills for students with deafblindness.

Professor Garfield This brief newsletter article discusses a website with information to help teachers address literacy skills.

The School Bell This brief article introduces a website with information about literacy instruction. 



Assistive Technology Resources

Assistive Technology Checklist: Curriculum Access for Students with Physical Disabilities  This checklist was published as part of an article in Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services (copyright DPHMD 2011; reference is located within). This checklist was designed to guide you through considering assistive technology services, needs, and devices to facilitate access to academic curricula for students with physical disabilities.

Past Newsletter Articles: Technology Spotlight

Accessibility features of iOS7 This brief newsletter article addresses features that make iOS devices accessible. 

Art Adaptations for Students with Physical Disabilities This brief newsletter article contains descriptions and photographs of numerous assistive technology solutions for making art accessible for students with physical disabilities. 

Aurasma This brief newsletter article describes use of the Aurasma app for instruction. 

Choosing Onscreen Keyboard Layouts for Students Who Use Adaptive Input Devices  This brief newsletter article addresses keyboard layouts and issues surrounding their selection for students who have physical disabilities who use adaptive input devices to access computers or tablet devices. 

Eye Gaze Computer Access This brief newsletter article addresses eye gaze for computer access. 

iPad Switch Accessibility This brief newsletter article discusses several ways to make the iPad switch accessible and includes several photographs of switch devices. 

Page Fluffers This brief article discusses ways to make book page turning more accessible for students with fine motor difficulties.  Several photographs are included.