resources for families

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Speaking of Podcasts: Four SLP and Literacy-Based Podcasts Worth a Listen

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
The IRRC’s assistive technology coordinators discuss some of their favorite podcasts on the intersection of speech, language, and literacy.
Assistive Technology Coordinators

Breaking Assistive Technology Myths

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Assistive technology can allow students to fully realize their academic potential, but there are many misconceptions about it. Let’s review some common myths about AT!
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Introducing Our Caregivers Resource Hub

Thursday, August 17, 2023
The IRRC's Caregivers Resource Hub contains eLearning modules and resources families can use to support their children's literacy development.
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Read It, Say It, Hear It, Write It: Instructional Routines That Engage the Four Language Skill Areas

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
It is vital that all literacy instructional routines include synthetic and analytic practice activities that engage all four language skill areas.
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Leveraging Your Local Library’s Literacy Resources

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Make the most of your public library’s free resources to help support literacy learning in children and teens.
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Learning English with your Children and Teens: Using a Chore Chart to Practice Overall Fluency

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
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Teach and Practice Writing Skills With a Writing Prompt Guide

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Introducing the new IRRC resource to help students, teachers, and caregivers better understand and work with effective writing prompts.
Mother and two daughters learning at home with different devices like tablets and laptops.

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: A Guide for Families

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The IRRC’s Supporting Your Children's and Teen's Home Learning Guide provides web resources by subject area and for assistive technology use, as well as tips for a successful home learning approach.
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Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Writing an Objective Summary

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Teach and practice this high-leverage skill at home with the help of our resource.
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Resources for Helping Families to Support Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
New content is being developed to encourage literacy learning at home.
Mom and son look for appropriate reading level books online

Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Selecting Texts for Standards-Aligned Practice

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Three areas to consider when picking a text and a listing of websites with free texts to read.
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Education and Advocacy Tool Available for Families Through eLearning Dyslexia Overview Module

Monday, May 13, 2019
The module is available at no cost to Iowa families and other Iowa residents wanting to learn about dyslexia.