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Library Resources for Special ED

Page history last edited by kay hones 6 years, 3 months ago

 

 

Checklist for School Library Support of Special Education Students

1. Special Ed teachers & librarian compile information of specific needs of students.

2. Analyze library collection & services to meet those learning needs.

 

VISUAL

signage

graphics

braille/large print

computer text enlarging programs

closed caption

developmentally appropriate websites

book & learning displays feature variety of mobility, culture

OTHER:

 

AUDITORY

audio Books

subscriptions like Tumbleweed books with read aloud features

websites of books collections with read aloud options

WORLD BOOK & OTHER SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT OFFER AUDIO OPTIONS

quiet space

headphones

OTHER:

 

PHYSICAL

aisle/table  width for wheel chair

accessible circulation desk for wheel chair

adjustable seating for special needs, size, use of left arm

clear traffic flow/ collection arrangement

lower shelves plus plan for reaching higher shelves

variety of groups, partners

quiet space

OTHER:

 

EMOTIONAL

developmentally appropriate books & media

age appropriate library decorations (stuffs in Elementary for reading buddies)

variety of selection choice (i.e., the student that always wants train book)

not too visually "busy"

display of student work

able to participate in library "help" circulation, stamping due date, passing out materials

quiet space (reading bench, rugs)

OTHER:

 

ACADEMIC

Use a variety of presentation modes to teach:

Print, non print, primary, electronic sources

Information Literacy

Student free choice reading

Curriculum support

Community speakers/guests/authors

OTHER

 

 

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