Parent Resources

SPE 513 ~ Workshop 5

How each resource can help parents of learners with exceptional learning need?

Many organizations provide information to help families with support at school and at home. All the resources help parents to make informed decision about their Exceptional Learners when it comes to their education and development.

One of these supports is The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision making, and research.

Another resource for families is Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers Parent Centers serve families of children of all ages (birth-26 years) with all disabilities (physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional). Site includes a map to find Parent Centers in your state.

Homework help or tips for exceptional students

Here are seven tips that can help with homework:

1. Try to establish a set time frame every day for completing homework: assignments

2. Parents should offer “movement” breaks at regular intervals

3. Allow your child to chew gum or offer chewy or crunchy snacks during study time.

4. Eliminate as many distractions as possible

5. Divide the home work into "chunks."

6. Organizing homework each day

7. Some kids learn better with background noise, such as music

Special Education Resources Guide. (2016). Retrieved from

Zachry, A. (2012). bright hub education. Retrieved from

District, Community and County Resources for Parents

Colorado State Parent Resources

· Colorado Department of Education

· Peak Parent Center

· The Arc of Colorado

· Colorado PTA

· Ask Colorado

· Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition

· Assistive Technology Partners

· Colorado State Library

· Parent to Parent of Colorado

· Colorado Talking Book Library

· Denver Metro Community Resource Center

· Child Find

· Autism Society of Colorado

· Colorado Preschool Program

· Early Intervention Colorado

· Learning Disabilities Association of Colorado

Colorado Department of Education. (1999-2016). Retrieved from

Learning Team A

Presented By:

Saran Rolston

Stacey Watson

Tonya Freestone