The MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES) has established partnerships to support the mission of access, equity, and progress for students with disabilities across a continuum of services and programs, with a focus to elevate performance and narrow the existing achievement gap. The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State and District Support for Inclusive Practices Center (TIES Center) are two national partners that provide a wealth of resources and a national lens to support Maryland’s work focused on the specific needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Together, NCEO and the TIES Center are developing a series of videos for parents and caregivers on various aspects of supporting their child with intensive needs.
We are pleased to share the first four produced videos. These videos help families learn ways to support their child while they learn at home and to have conversations with their child’s teachers to link supports between home and school. Educators and related service providers will also find these short videos useful as they work with families.
Please visit this site periodically as additional videos will be added over the next several months. Topics for future videos include support for learning reading, writing, and math at home, as well as progress monitoring.