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WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE

Posted on May 05, 2014

WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE  As part of my role at the UPDC, case I have been the specialist responsible for teaching standardized assessments, medications and in particular the WJ III. The newest version is due to be released this June, visit web and I have been asked many questions regarding the changes and my observations concerning possible adoption and training. To date, there has been very little specific information released regarding the newest incarnation of the Woodcock suite of as

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WJ III, WJ IV Oral Language/Achievement Discrepancy Procedure

Posted on April 04, 2014

One of the diagnostic criteria for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a "qualitative impairment in social interaction."  These social deficits reach well beyond forgetting to say "hello" to someone or to say "excuse me" instead of pushing past people.  They reflect a difference in the way these individuals think about and view the world around them.  They don’t know how to think socially. This lack of social thinking not only impacts behavior, medical but can have a serious

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Specific Learning Disabilities and the Language of Learning

Posted on April 04, 2014

TOM: THIS ARTICLE HAS MANY PHOTOS TO CHOOSE FROM, remedy BUT THEY ARE TOO BIG TO MOVE. I PLACED THEM IN THE DROP BOX UNDER A FOLDER IN TECH InTech Collegiate High School isn’t your typical high school. From the outside, sildenafil InTech seems like any other small charter school. However, this school has had the highest ACT scores in Cache Valley for the last three years and was designated the top high school in Utah by Newsweek and U.S. World News in 2011 (Sargsyan, 2011& U.S. News, 20

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Cognitive Processing and the WJ III for Reading Disability (Dyslexia) Identification

Posted on April 04, 2014

Cognitive Processing and the WJ III for Reading Disability Identification March 5, order 2010 NASP Convention, Chicago Presenters:  Nancy Mather & Barbara Wendling Topics What is a specific reading disability (dyslexia)? How do Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Factors relate to reading difficulties? What other cognitive and linguistic factors are important for the diagnosis of dyslexia? Overview of the WJ III Discrepancy and Variation Procedures WJ III Case Study Examples What is a Specif

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New Changes to SLD Eligibility in Utah

Posted on March 03, 2014

03/2014 UTAH SPECIAL EDUCATION RULES Changes to SLD Eligibility The purpose of this paper is to clarify recent changes (2013) regarding Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) eligibility in Utah, for sale for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) who use the discrepancy or combination method for SLD eligibility. Frequently asked questions regarding SLD eligibility and these changes are addressed. Discrepancy Method: August 2007 rules: (iii)      The comparison of the standard scores on the

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“Now What Do I Do?” Coaching Tips for Educators of Children With LD and ADHD

Posted on November 11, 2013

This article approaches coaching through a different lens - looking at how adults can "coach" children.  The article states, " 'Coaching' is the term I use to designate how caring adults use informed knowledge to help all children—especially those with special needs—manage the bumps and bruises along their childhood paths. This knowledge is used to help children improve upon their self-control and social skills in a world with high expectations and sharp penalties." “Now What Do I Do?”

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Transition: Five Low-Tech Skills Students Need for the Workforce

Posted on May 05, 2013

TOM: THIS ARTICLE HAS MANY PHOTOS TO CHOOSE FROM, remedy BUT THEY ARE TOO BIG TO MOVE. I PLACED THEM IN THE DROP BOX UNDER A FOLDER IN TECH InTech Collegiate High School isn’t your typical high school. From the outside, sildenafil InTech seems like any other small charter school. However, this school has had the highest ACT scores in Cache Valley for the last three years and was designated the top high school in Utah by Newsweek and U.S. World News in 2011 (Sargsyan, 2011& U.S. News, 20

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Effective Math Instruction: Focusing on the “What” and the “How” for SWD

Posted on May 05, 2013

Since Utah’s adoption of The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on August 8, here 2010, website educators have been working to understand what is included in the standards and how to best integrate them into teaching practices. This is clearly a “what” and “how” discussion that results in two questions: 1)  What do students need to know and do, patient mathematically? 2)  What effective instructional approaches are effective in teaching those skills? This article will briefly ad

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RtI in Math for Elementary and Middle Schools

Posted on May 05, 2013

“What We Have Learned!” As a Special Education teacher, order I am challenged each school year with a math class of diverse abilities and disabilities as well as with different ages, gender, and grade levels. One of the main issues we encountered in our class was the dissimilar academic level of each student, and our ability to create an atmosphere of individual academic success for all our students. Most of them have Individualized Education Programs (IEP's), but some do not. The latter a

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The Utah Postsecondary Inclusion Project Strategic Plan

Posted on March 03, 2013

Transition_Symposium_031313 (.pdf) Overview In January 2011, recipe the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) at Utah State University received funding for a nine-month Think College strategic planning grant. Funding for this project was provided to the CPD by the Administration on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and Think College. Think College is a national center that provides coordination, training, tech

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