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A teacher and two students studyingDo you want to learn about organizations and websites related to specific need areas identified within your district? Below is a list of topic areas as a sample of the type of information that will be available to you if you become a Linking Agent. Reference to these resources is not intended to be an endorsement of any specific organization or materials developer.

As an informed consumer we encourage you to evaluate the appropriateness of these resources in relation to your particular needs and interests. Please share with us any additional resources that you believe are important for others to learn about.

EMSTAC can help Linking Agents learn about resources that are consistent with the specific educational needs of their district. Let us help you coordinate access to these resources. Become a Linking Agent—Get Involved!

Introducing a new section of the Emstac website:

Emstac Extras, another type of resource, are written by EMSTAC staff in response to questions posed by EMSTAC Linking Agents or EMSTAC partners. They are intended to provide practical suggestions to address specific questions.
Current topics, which can be downloaded in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats, include:

  • Selecting an Intervention or Program: A Guide for Education Personnel
  • The "A-ha" Guide to Maximizing School Resources: Tips and Suggestions
  • Reintegration of Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: Strategies for Education Professionals
  • Early Career Awareness and Development for Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Middle Schools: An Overview of Early Career and Transition Programs
  • Service Delivery Models for Students at-risk of and with Emotional and or Behavioral Disabilities: Abbreviated Review and Resources
  • Literacy Instruction and Statewide Assessment Preparation for Students with Reading (Learning) Disabilities
  • Selecting a Reading Program
  • A Qualitative Description of Collaborative Teams in Today's Classroom
  • Mathematics Instruction for Students who are
    Culturally, Linguistically and Ability Diverse (CLAD)
  • A Guide for Education Personnel: Evaluating a Program or Intervention.


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