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Creating Safety: How to Turn on The Thrive Circuit so Students & Staff Flourish

Mann, C., LSCSW. (2015, November 03). Creating Safety: How to Turn on The Thrive Circuit so Students & Staff Flourish. Presentation at 67th Annual Counseling Conference, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Tags:  State Conference, SC

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November 14, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS Grouping Procedures for Phoneme Segmentation Fluency

This webinar is designed to explain and review the Kansas MTSS grouping procedures for Phoneme Segmentation Fluency.

Updated on

November 14, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Onset Rime

This short video demonstrates a phonological awareness lesson for “onset-rime” using visual representations for the onset and the rime. The student is able to manipulate the counters to facilitate her understanding of onset and rime.

Updated on

November 14, 2017

Topic

None

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Decodable vs. Leveled Text for Early Readers

This webinar explores the purpose and characteristics of both leveled and decodable “readers” when used with students who are beginning to read connected text. The potential problems of using leveled texts instead of decodable text with beginning readers area explained. Guidelines for when to tra...

Updated on

November 14, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

John SanGiovanni: Parent Involvement Strategies

Parents are critical for our students' success in mathematics. In this time of change, many parents areconcerned about the approaches to teaching mathematics. Some perceive the math to be different.Others are unsure of the concepts and skills in general. In this session, participants will discuss...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Instruction, School Improvement

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Awards Assembly

This social narrative is for expectations for a student attending an awards assembly. It contains text with a few pictures and it is in pdf format. Skill: Awards Assembly Special interest: Assembly Age range: 9-18 years

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Social Narratives: Sharing

This is social narrative on sharing with the special interest of Dora. It is four slides long, uses simple language and contains at least one picture per slide. Skill: Dora sharing story Age range: 4+ years

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Social Narratives: Going to School By Myself

This is a social narrative for a student going to school and following her schedule, by herself. This .pdf file is in booklet form and contains mostly text with at least one picture per page. Skill: Schedules Age range: 6-18 years

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist November 2011 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Working with Interpreters

Diagnosing in a bilingual community is complicated. Children are sometimes not referred for developmental testing by physicians and teachers because their delays are attributed simply to language and cultural differences. In the school, interpreters are our life lines to reaching these families. ...

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November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL), Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Playing Games

This is a social narrative on playing games with friends. It covers different types of games and following the rules. This .pdf file is in booklet format and contains mostly text with at least one picture on each page. Skill: Leisure Skills Age range: 8-15 year...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Teacher Resources: Mr. Potato Head Sequence Activity

This activity was made for a student at Summer Institute 2012. The activity is designed for the student for follow the checklist on the order to dress Mr. Potato Head, with a space for the student to 'check off' once he/she completes the activity. Skill: Sequencing ...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Social Narratives: Jobs at School

This is a social narrative on a student doing his jobs at school. It utilizes the special interest of dinosaurs. This Power Point file has simple text and at least one picture per slide. Skill: My Dino-mite Jobs at School Special interest: Dinosaurs ...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Social Narratives: Greeting Friends

This is a power card using the special interest of Thomas the Tank to greet friends. This is a word document. Skill: Communication Special interest: Thomas the Tank Age range: 3-7 years

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Social Narratives: Feeling Faces

This is a twelve slide Power Point file with one picture and one word per slide describing the feeling of the face on the slide. All slides are black and white drawings of feeling faces. Skill: Feelings Age range: 6+ years

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Social Narratives: Feeling Upset

This is a social narrative with the special interest of turtles. It focuses on what the student can do when he doesn't want to work (ask for a break) or is feeling upset. This Power Point has ten slides, contains simple language and at least one picture per slide. Skill: Turtle fe...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Social Narratives: Saying 'Hi'

This 7 slide power point social narrative was used to to show a child the volume of how to say HI. Record your voice modeling the different Hi�s on the slide show so the student can actually hear what it sounds like�..\n\nThis is written in very simple language and includes pictures on each slid...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist March 2012 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Social Stories, Social Scripts and the Power Card Strategy

Focus on Social Stories, Social Scripts and the Power Card Strategy

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Social Narratives: Coping - Accidents Happen

This is a social narrative on accidents happening (blocks getting knocked over, getting bumped into, mistakes on homework, etc.). This twelve slide Power Point file is written with text and pictures. It contains at least one or two picture per slide. Skill: Coping with accidents...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Teacher Resources: Student At A Glance

Example of a Student At A Glance Matrix

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Teacher Resources: Trifold Visual Stand

This tri-fold visual stand is used to visually show a student various components throughout the day or work session. You simply put it together so it's a triangle, and can rotate and flip inside-out/both sides to quickly face the student the side you are wanting to emphasize. Concept was derive...

Updated on

November 13, 2017

Topic

Autism, Instruction

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), All Ages