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Supplemental Aids for Secondary
What exactly are supplemental aids?
TEA says that they are paper-based resources that assist a student with a disability in recalling information.
Watch the video and listen for at least one idea that is personally relevant to you.
How We Make Memories - Crash Course Psychology #13
Let's Get Specific!
- Examine these examples and non-examples.
- In your groups, discuss why each support is categorized as an example or a non-example.
- How could you change some of the non-examples to make them appropriate supports according to TEA's rules?
Best Practices for Implementation
Make It Interactive!
Turn it into a foldable or a table anchor to provide students the opportunity to learn to self- navigate to helpful supports. Ask students, "Is there something in your notebook/folder that can help you answer that question?"
Start a Supplemental Aid Folder
Collect data on which students require specific supports for success. Turn those supports into TEA-friendly aids and have students add them to a special folder with their name on it. Allow students who qualify for supplemental aids to use this folder during all in-class assignments and assessments. This folder should grow with the student throughout the year.
How can I find pre-approved supplemental aids?
Visit tinyurl.com/aisdspecialeducation and open your desired subject folder. Once inside, you will find a Middle School folder and inside of that there is a folder titled, "Supplemental Aids."