Special Education SLD Eligibility Changes

Posted on May 05, 2014

03/2014 UTAH SPECIAL EDUCATION RULES Changes to SLD Eligibility The purpose of this paper is to clarify recent changes (2014) regarding Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) eligibility in Utah, buy for Local Educational Agencies (LEA’s) 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 tes

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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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My Journey Through The Pinhole

Posted on December 12, 2013

I didn’t know what a “city reading program” was. You? cannot imagine how shocked I was to learn that a city-wide reading program such as Salt Lake City Reads Together took three books (one of them being mine) and will focus on them for six months. I want to tell you something that isn’t in that book I wrote but I want you to know. Reading saved my life. From reading I went to writing. Writing was a fighting back. Let me explain: We didn’t have too many books in the migrant camps I

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Differentiating for Text Difficulty under Common Core

Posted on December 12, 2013

Question: I have taught elementary and currently teach middle school language arts. One thing that has been bothersome since I began teaching middle school is a lack of differentiating instruction to students’ needs. I am trying to research best practices and lead an action plan for my school as I work towards my master’s degree. I understand that students are now expected to read at a more difficult and complex text level with CCSS. I can’t imagine handing out a text of the same difficult

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Feedback Structures Coach Students to Improve Math Achievement

Posted on December 12, 2013

Introduction: It seems obvious that all of us need feedback if we really want to reach a goal, adiposity improve our skill set, or raise our performance. Feedback should be considered a coach that helps us reduce the discrepancy between our current and desired outcomes (Hattie & Timperley, 2007). What is feedback and how can it help? According to Hattie and Timperley (2007), feedback is information provided by a teacher, peer, parent, or experience about one’s performance or understandi

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Leadership Qualities and Teacher Leadership: An Interview with Olene Walker

Posted on December 12, 2013

Introduction: It seems obvious that all of us need feedback if we really want to reach a goal, adiposity improve our skill set, or raise our performance. Feedback should be considered a coach that helps us reduce the discrepancy between our current and desired outcomes (Hattie & Timperley, 2007). What is feedback and how can it help? According to Hattie and Timperley (2007), feedback is information provided by a teacher, peer, parent, or experience about one’s performance or understandi

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InTech Collegiate High School: A Legacy of Partnership and Service Creating Success for All Students

Posted on December 12, 2013

In the process of moving through secondary grades towards high school graduation, treat many students with mild disabilities (e.g., more about specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, emotional disturbance) fall behind their peers without disabilities in math achievement (Powell, Fuchs, & Fuchs, 2013; Wagner, Newman, Cameto, & Levine, 2006). This gap in math achievement places students with mild disabilities at a disadvantage when it comes to entering postsecondary

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