Educational Advocacy

Continuing Education Resources:

HELPFUL LINKS:

Texas Education Agency

Foster Care & Student Success Resources

Texas CASA Educational Advocacy Toolkit Facilitator’s Guide

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Manual – Foster CAre and Student Success

Summary: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has produced a manual entitled, “Foster Care and Student Success: Texas Systems Working Together to Transform Education Outcomes for Students in Foster Care”. The manual is a wonderful resource for foster families, teachers, school counselors and administrators.

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Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms

Summary: While for most children the transition to a new teacher and a new class may present a mild challenge, for children with histories of trauma or harm, entering school may reactivate previous uncertainties, losses, fears, and terrors.

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TBRI® VIDeO: Tools for School

Summary: An excerpt from the DVD, Children From Hard Places and the Brain, that discusses helpful tools for children in the school environment.

Signs of Dyslexia

Summary: The signs of dyslexia can appear as early as preschool. Whether you’re a parent or teacher— or think you might have dyslexia yourself—here’s what to look for, starting in the earliest years through adulthood.

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What is Dyslexia?

Summary: Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.