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Planning for the New School Year

As summer vacation winds down, we start to think about what we need to do to get our year started.  What will your classroom look like?  What will be on the boards?  I've assembled some resources to help you plan.

More Resources for Looking Ahead
Special Education Spotlight10

Data for Discrete Trial Teaching

A free printable data sheet for collecting data for discrete trials.

Data Driven Instruction in a Special Education Classroom

Using data to assess your instructional strategies is crucial for student success.

Summative Assessment -- How Student Achievement is Assessed

Summative assessment is the assessment that we use to measure a students achievement of targets and academic goals.

Formative Assessment -- Assessments to Support Instruction

Formative assessments are usually informal assessments that teachers give to students to assess their progress and make instructional decisions about further instructional strategies.

Prevalence

The Prevalence of a disability in the population is a ratio, reflecting the proportional presence of that disability in relationship to the population as a whole.

Single Subject Research Design

Single subject research is done to validate interventions and other educational strategies for students with disabilities, especially children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Incidence -- a Ratio that Expresses the Magnitude of a Special Ed Population

Incidence is a term used to define the number of people identified with particular disabilities in the general population.

DRI/DRA - Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible or Alternate Behaviors

DRI/DRA is a technique used to eliminate problem behaviors, and can be used in single subject research rather than baseline (removing an intervention) especially in cases that involve dangerous or self-injurious behavior.

Video Self Modeling -- Making Your Own

A step by step guide to making your own videos for video self modeling. Self modeling videos have proven to be powerful tools for students with disabilities to learn complex sets of behavioral and social repertoires.

Creating a Social Narrative to Teach Self Calming

A social narrative is a powerful tool to deal with difficult or inappropriate behavior.

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