VizZle is an all-in-one digital resource center for special educators.
Played on any device or computer from any location, VizZle's multipurpose software allows educators to:
- Search a peer-reviewed library of almost 10,000 interactive, visual PreK-12 lessons on any subject using Common Core/standards keywords
- Modify any lesson they find to individualize for each child in a few clicks
- Create a lesson of their own on any Common Core/Standard with fun, visual reinforcers
- Build playlists of lessons for deeper practice of any standard
- Collect automated data through reporting tools that allow for simple data-driven instruction
- Access behavioral and social supports such as visual stories, schedules, timers and token boards
- Attain personalized professional development catered to your school system
Reading A-to-Z is already being used in nearly half of the school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 155+ countries worldwide, providing affordable, easy-to-use resources to fill the gaps left by many reading education programs.
- Books and resources correlated to state and Common Core Standards
- Leveled readers spanned across 27 levels of difficulty
- Fluency passages to improve reading rate, accuracy and expression
- Phonological awareness and phonics lessons, flashcards, worksheets
- Vocabulary books, graphic organizers, word sorts and other vocabulary resources
Each week, News-2-You connects students with the world through symbol-supported news articles and dozens of worksheets, games, and activities. News-2-You helps thousands of educators develop special education lesson plans, and stands alone as the national newspaper for special education.
HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS
Handwriting Without Tears is dedicated to developing excellent materials for children and training for teachers. As a result, millions of students have successfully used our program. The result truly is handwriting without tears!
COMMUNICATION AND VISUAL SUPPORTS
Communication is a common problem in children who have autism and related disabilities. They often have difficulty understanding even the simplest spoken communication from others. Because of this they have problems knowing what is happening during their day and why changes occur in their routine.
Students may have difficulty switching from one activity to the next and understanding why they cannot do something they want to do at a particular time. For a student with disabilities even the simplest directions can come and go too quickly for them to process and understand. A visual support can really help them understand the message.
Many children with disabilities have strong visual skills, and these strengths can be capitalized on with the use of visual supports. Visual communication tools such as objects, photographs, picture symbols, daily schedules and choice boards can provide the support necessary to greatly improve a child's understanding and ability to communicate, helping children to be more active and independent. Types of Visual Supports include:
- Visual Schedules
- First/Then Board
- Choice Boards
- Token Boards
- Felling’s Board