Teaching Strategies for Students with Special Needs

All students with special needs are unique. Their needs may be recognized by teacher and parent observations and/or assessment by a certified professional. Some students may have their needs formally identified as an exceptionality through an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). Regardless of the manner by which needs are determined, teachers and school teams can implement strategies as soon as a student’s need is realized. It is important to document and assess the effectiveness of strategies employed and revise them in order to achieve success.

The teaching strategies and resources on this website have been organized along three main lines. Related definitions, characteristics and resources are included for each area:

Student Needs
Formal Exceptionalities Determined by IPRC
Diagnosed Medical/Psychological Conditions

You can access all of our teaching strategies and resources pages using the coloured markers below.

• To show the topics included in each section, click on the word SHOW at the end of each marker. Hide the topics by clicking on HIDE. You can show or hide the topics in more than one section at a time.
• Moving your mouse over the various topics lets you see the definitions for each topic
• To go to the individual teaching strategies and resources pages, simply click on the topic you want to go to.