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Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Study

This book describes a model of positive behavior supports for preventing and responding to the cycle of meltdown behavior for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The model includes six phases: Calm, Triggers, Agitation, Meltdowns, Re-Grouping, and Starting Over. The goal is to identify ...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom Book Study

Even if proactive positive behavior support systems are in place, teachers will still encounter problem behavior in the classroom on a frequent basis. The teacher’s initial response to that behavior will determine, to a large extent, whether that behavior is defused or escalated. Interaction path...

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May 10, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Systematic Screening of Behavior to Support Instruction: From Preschool to High School Book Study

The purpose of this book is to review validated tools for the screening of all students for emotional and behavior difficulties. Each chapter reviews a different screening assessment, describes the assessment, reviews the psychometric properties of the assessment, points out strengths and conside...

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May 10, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

5 Social and Behavioral Interventions in 1 Day

5 Social and Behavioral Interventions in 1 DayTags: State Conference, SC

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May 10, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

KSDE 2013: Preventing the Escalation of Behavior through MTSS

Schmitz, K. (2013, November). Preventing the Escalation of Behavior through MTSS. KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.     Tags State Conference, SC

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May 10, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive School-wide Discipline Plan: A Guide for Principals and Leadership Teams Book Study

This book answers the what, how, and why of establishing an effective discipline program at the primary and secondary levels while promoting an overall positive and welcoming school climate. Emphasizing the roles of the leadership team and administration in achieving success, a seven-step process...

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May 10, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Orientation and Mobility Program flyer

Information for University of Arkansas at Little Rock Orientation and Mobility Program including contact information.

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Sensory Losses

Age

None

Schizophrenia Fact Sheet | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this diagnostic fact sheet discusses symptoms and interventions regarding schizophrenia.   Updated 2016.07  

Updated on

May 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Family Engagement Surveys

A compilation of surveys pertaining to family engagement.

Updated on

May 05, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 7 Acknowledging Family Concerns Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 7: Acknowledging Family ConcernsThis is Module 7 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found here To the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and used throughout this webi...

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May 05, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 8 Addressing Frequently Asked Questions Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 8: Addressing Frequently Asked QuestionsThis is Module 8 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found here To the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts tha...

Updated on

May 05, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Randy Sprick - Message to Kansas Bus Drivers about In the Driver's Seat

This short video is directed to all Kansas bus drivers.  The video also gives a brief introduction to In the Driver's Seat, a self directed training tool that is now available in every district in Kansas.  This resource has been provided by KSDE and TASN to all transportation departments in all K...

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May 04, 2018

Topic

None

Age

None

Personalized Learning & Students with Disabilities

This provides a link to a web page of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) addressing personalized learning and students with disabilities. 

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May 04, 2018

Topic

Instruction

Age

All Ages

2016 SPDG National Meeting: Evaluation Briefs: Disseminating Evaluation Data

Haag, K., Davis, K., Gaumer Erickson, A. (2016, October 12). Evaluation Briefs: Disseminating Evaluation Data. 2016 SPDG National Meeting, Washington, DC. How do we get stakeholders to actually read evaluation reports? How do we use evaluation data to build a...

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May 04, 2018

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 1 Introduction

Description:This video is the first in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with training in the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 1, participants will learn the 7 phases of escalation,...

Updated on

May 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS October 2016 Newsletter

The Trauma Effect of Sensory and Social Development Issues in Autism: Classroom Management Implications and Interspersing Tasks

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May 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Tools and Forms Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Tools and Forms

These forms and tools are part of the FBA to BIP online training modules found at  Click here to access forms and tools Click here to access the online courses    

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May 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

COMS in Kansas Map

Map of COMS in Kansas showing the many counties where there are no service providers.  

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May 02, 2018

Topic

Recruitment and Retention, Sensory Losses

Age

All Ages

Kansas Application for TVI and COMS Grant

This application is for Teachers in Kansas interested in obtaining TVI and/or O&M Certification through the TASN Grant.  

Updated on

May 02, 2018

Topic

Recruitment and Retention, Sensory Losses

Age

None

COMS Talking Points

Certified Orientation and Mobility Talking Points for Recruitment and Training 

Updated on

May 02, 2018

Topic

Recruitment and Retention, Sensory Losses

Age

All Ages