• Community Links & Resources

    Community Links And Informational Resources

    Autism Resources- A page with serveral resources that contain information on Autism

    Autism Treatments - A page with information about treatments for Autism

    Brain Cogs- An interactive multi-sensory program, was designed to tap into student learning styles to develop personalized strategies tat will elp find-tune Organizing, Remembering, Prioritizing, Shifting, and Checking Skills

    CAST - The Mission Statement of CAST is to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.

    Department of Education Links - A site of resourceful links from the Massachusetts Department of Education.

    Dragon Naturally Speaking - Speech recognition software that allows teenage users to dictate into a microphone rather than typing with a keyboard, to create word processing documents.

    Earobics- Earobics is used by our Speech and Langauge Pathologists to build phonological awareness, auditory processing and introductory skills.

    Family Village - The Family Village is a web site for children and adults with disabilities, their families, and their friends and allies. Family Village brings together thousands of online resources in a organized, easy-to-use directory. 

    Kidspriation- Created for K-5 learners, Kidspriation provides an easy way to apply the proven principles of visual learning. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information.

    Kurzweil Learning Systems- The Dedham Public Schools utilizes Kurzweil 3000 to help students improve reading, writing and study skills. Kurzweil 3000 is a software program that provides students the tools they need to improve their reading speed and comprehension, plus a suite of features that make it possible for them to learn and study independently.

    Laureate Learning Systems -Laureate's research-based programs combine the latest linguistic theory and research with years of clinical experience, superior instructional design, digital speech, engaging graphics, and amusing animation. They are noted for their integrity and effectiveness in clinical settings.

    LD Online  - A web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals.

    LD Resources - The LD Resources web site has been providing information for people with learning disabilities and people who work with people with learning disabilities since 1995.

    Learning Disabilities Worldwide - Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. (LDW) is a non-profit, volunteer organization including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals

    Lexia - Lexia's reading programs build strengths in phonemic awareness, sound-symbol correspondence, decoding, fluency, phonics and vocabulary - areas researchers have identified as essential to comprehension. The Dedham Public Scools utilizes Lexia's Eary Reading, Primary Reading, Strategies and Quick Reading Test.

    Massachusetts Department of Education
    Resources for Special Education and Assistive Technology

    Reach Every Child - A site of educational resources for teachers and students with links to many excellent resources.

    Sign Language - Handspeak has many different levels of sign language available to learn online.

    Writing With Symbols - A versatile program that helps teachers give students the early writing experiences that are essential to literacy development. Students learn to communicate, read and write witht he same symbol set. Create pricture-word stories for students to read, or create word and symbol displays students can use to write.

    Yearly Progress Pro- YPP is a web-based progress monitoring and reporting tool for Math that consists of three components: CBM Assessments, Instructional Exercises and Custom Tests. CBM (Cuuriculum Based Measurement) is a method of systematically assessing a student's progress, by regularly testing across the curriculum at grade level. The resulting data provides an accurate assessment of where individual students stand in relation to year-end goals and of skill mastery and retention.