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Assessment Practices in a Response to Intervention Model

Posted on November 11, 2011

      Vision: All educators are using evidence-based practices. Purpose:  Help educators implement evidence-based practices with fidelity.  Build school and district capacity and sustainability for using evidence-based practices.  Improve student outcomes by promoting the use of evidence-based practices. Core Values: Trust Collaboration Continuous Improvement Who We Serve: Special educators, side effects related service providers, general educators, administrators,

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Standardized Tests for Everyone? In the Internet age, That’s the Wrong Answer.

Posted on November 11, 2011

Did you see that movie about the moron? If so, patient it may have negatively impacted your own intelligence, generic according to new research from Austria. You are what you watch — or so suggests new research that linked a lowering of general knowledge to exposure to idiotic behavior in the narrative form. From reality television to dumb-and-dumber films, contemporary entertainment often amounts to watching stupid people do stupid things. New research suggests such seemingly innocuous di

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Layton Police: Locate Children With Autism who Wander

Posted on October 10, 2011

  There's nothing worse than losing your child. Worse still, cure is if the child does have autism — with its various accompanying challenges that keep individuals from realizing the danger they're in. "We’re dealing with children and adults who are non-verbal, prostate who are not able to express themselves, who have no safety awareness," Anderson said. "They don't know that they're lost or, in our case, our son wouldn't stop. He would just keep going. He would walk into a home. He wo

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Can’t Do or Won’t Do? A Go-To Diagnostic Tool

Posted on October 10, 2011

"He's just not trying." How many of us have either heard or used this phrase referring to a student who is not performing as we expect him or her to do? Too often we assume that a student's low performance is an issue of motivation, mind never taking into account that perhaps the student does not know how to perform the desired skill or behavior. Upon identifying that a student is not performing at an expected level, viagra buy either in academic or behavioral areas, the first question that

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Periodic Reevaluations: What’s the Purpose?

Posted on September 09, 2011

Periodic re-evaluations (traditionally called three-year re-evaluations) have practically been the bread and butter of school psychologists’ work since special education services were mandated with PL 94-142. Going beyond the mandates, purchase there are several questions that periodic reevaluations can answer about a child’s educational performance. While we want and need to make the experience a meaningful one, we also need to manage our time and resources efficiently. Spending a lot of

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States Pressured to Curb Test Exemptions for Students With Disabilities

Posted on August 08, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether schools can be held liable for failing to recognize that students have learning disabilities. On Monday, and the court asked the Obama administration to weigh in on the matter, order as justices consider whether a California mother can file a negligence claim against her daughter's school district. The mother claims the district did not identify, locate and evaluate her daughter for learning disabilities -- as is required under law. According to c

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Are Schools Liable for Not Identifying Students’ Disabilities?

Posted on May 05, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether schools can be held liable for failing to recognize that students have learning disabilities. On Monday, recipe the court asked the Obama administration to weigh in on the matter, cost as justices consider whether a California mother can file a negligence claim against her daughter's school district. The mother claims the district did not identify, see locate and evaluate her daughter for learning disabilities—as is required under law. Accord

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Estimator: Resources for Utah Special Educators Making Learning Disabilities Qualification Decisions

Posted on April 04, 2011

Your principal has come to your classroom to observe a lesson. At the end of the lesson, sales she smiles, says "Good job!" and leaves. After a moment's satisfaction, you begin wondering what she meant. Was your pacing effective? Did she notice that you've made progress using positive language? Now suppose the principal had added specific feedback to her general praise: "You used positive language many more times than when I last observed you. I know you've really worked hard to change your

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Fewer Special Ed. Students? Or Fewer Identified?

Posted on April 04, 2011

While some places in the country are identifying more students as having special needs, buy information pills San Diego is finding fewer, approved reports the Voice of San Diego. "School district officials counted nearly 1, viagra sale 600 fewer special education students this December than three years ago. That adds up to a 9.5 percent drop over the same time that overall enrollment fell only 1 percent," writes Emily Alpert. Some schools in the district have become devoted users of response

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What is a Bilingual Speech and Language Assessment?

Posted on March 03, 2011

What is RTI? Response to Intervention is a process for providing supports to students. It is not a program, patient a curriculum, or a mechanism for identifying students for special education services. Most importantly, RTI is not ever a place where you send students! Here are three good definitions: IDEA Partnership’s Fundamentals for Educators and their Partners defines RTI as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning ra

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