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Special Education : Alabama Extended Standards
Unique Learning System® is an award-winning, online, standards-based set of interactive tools specifically designed for students with special needs to access the general curriculum. Used daily in school districts and classrooms across the country, Unique Learning System provides preschool through transition students with rigorous, standards-based materials specifically designed to meet their instructional needs.
Users interact with differentiated, thematic units of study with text to speech, interactive components, hundreds of activities and multiple opportunities to show what they know. Books, lessons & activities are viewable on a variety of hardware platforms, including tablets, whiteboards, and smartboards. Additionally, n2y’s proprietary user interface and tools combine with touch technology to encourage engagement and exploration of many types of content.
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n2y uses Instructional Targets to link academic content standards to SPED curriculum materials and activities. Instructional Targets are aligned to state educational and transition standards. Monthly lesson plans and materials address these critical skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies with embedded transitional outcomes.
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Unique Learning System’s grade bands deliver age-respectful, engaging materials for all students. All materials are aligned to general education standards for all core subjects at each grade level. Activities include multiple means of presenting information including static visual representations onscreen, hearing text to speech as selected text reads aloud, and hands-on learning with experiments, written expression opportunities and more.
Unique Learning System’s differentiated materials provide a means of access to standards-based instruction for students with diverse needs. Given appropriate materials and adapted methods for instruction, all students participate in rigorous, daily classroom instruction. Each student’s academic profile in Unique Learning System generates his or her instructional support level. The Student View feature displays the correct leveled material for each student.
The support levels are:
Level 3: Students read text, produce simple writing, perform basic math processes, and demonstrate comprehension of modified learning information independently.
Level 2: Students may require symbol support and other direct instruction for learning and comprehension.
Level 1: Students require extensive and pervasive support. Increasing participation is the main objective.
Unique Learning System's curriculum for students with special needs includes convenient, interactive lesson plans for all six grade bands each month. Lesson plans and links are embedded in instructional materials for easy reference and use. Lesson plans include Instructional Targets for each themed activity, instructional routines, learning goal(s) and academic vocabulary. The Suggested Monthly Plan provides examples of how to sequence and pace the monthly lessons and activities.
Unique Learning System’s materials are digitally interactive. Use tablets, computers, whiteboards and other technology to interact with lessons using a variety of access and feedback methods including text to speech, drag and drop, auditory and visual feedback, and much more.
Unique Learning System delivers standards-based assessments and direct instruction in a complete special education math curriculum for the following: one-to-one correspondence, number sense, time, measurement, graphing, telling time, geometry, algebra and more.
Materials are presented with onscreen manipulatives as well as visual and auditory cues and offer offline practice, printable pages and application opportunities.
Students can express what they've learned by acting out math scenarios, manipulating interactive materials and applying skills in everyday life.
The Math Journal provides 80 additional activities for mathematics, computation and problem-solving.
Unique Learning System includes all vital components of a reading program for special education within each of its grade bands - preschool through transition. Created and verified by reading experts, all five elements of a full reading program are evident in all six grade bands.
Reading instruction, specific approaches and methods, as well as reading materials, are included in each of the six grade bands of Unique Learning System's reading curriculum for special education. Additional leveled books are included in the n2y Library, a searchable collection of more than 1,000 titles to choose and use with students!
Unique Learning System’s GPS (Goals, Preferences, and Skills) is the assessment area of Unique Learning System. Unique Learning System’s GPS provides data and tracking tools to assist in identifying student, classroom and program goals. Users are able to track identified goals and show growth with customized, intuitive graphs. All assessment data is stored on the n2y secure website which allows for students’ learning outcomes to be monitored and tracked over time.
The GPS includes the following individual assessments:
Indicate a student’s present level of performance in their grade-level academic Profile. There are four profiles available: Self-Help, Preschool,
K-12 Student Learning and Transition. Each profile provides suggested levels of instructional support and strategies for overcoming barriers to learning.
Collect baseline data and monitor progress in targeted skill areas including reading, writing, math, transition and emerging skills.
Provide pre-assessment and post-assessment measurements of monthly unit content and skill learning.
Address transition readiness skills in the areas of employability, communication, self-advocacy, daily living, and social strategies.
Facilitate future planning for employment, daily living needs, community access and more for High School and Transition-aged students.
The n2y Library is a searchable collection of more than 1,000 leveled books available for your classroom. Search, find and use books based on reading level, subject area or keyword. Interact with books online using text to speech, highlighting and interactive tools, or print for offline instruction and enjoyment. Extend learning, support classroom instruction, or encourage home engagement by providing additional reading materials from the n2y Library.
Unique Learning System’s Administrative access allows administrators to easily manage educators and view teacher, student or district usage and data. Unique Learning System’s Administrator access also provides many valuable special education tools including account management, access to all materials for mentoring, implementation plans, classroom observation forms, and much more.
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Our department had no idea that Unique Learning System included Sound Cards and other supports for therapy. The n2y Library has letter books and stories about any subject I need for my five buildings. Thanks for making my itinerant job a little easier n2y!
My daughter is a brain cancer survivor that has retained a 1st-grade reading level that has memory and processing issues. We both love and enjoy the Unique Learning System. She has science projects, as well as craft projects and learns at her pace with using repetitive lessons throughout the month. It has taken the pressure off her by homeschooling and has allowed us to enjoy homeschooling.....truly thank you.