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5 Questions Parents and Educators Can Ask to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

The National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD) in collaboration with 12 parent and professional organizations have created this resoruce to start the conversation with parents and educators about learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysraphia.

Updated on

January 25, 2019

Topic

Reading, Dyslexia, Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA

Age

All Ages

List of Self-Care Options

This document is a list of self-care strategies you can try to regulate your emotions throughout the school day in order to have a positive impact on student behavior. The list is categorized by the amount of time you have available (2, 5, 10, and 30 minutes).

Updated on

January 23, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Mental Health, Recruitment and Retention

Age

All Ages

SMHI Webinar: Minding Your P's and Q's: Mindfulness in Education

OVERVIEWPresented by Kelly McCauley, LSCSW.   This presentation provides an introduction to the practice of mindfulness.  Current research from the fields of education, behavioral health and neuroscience illustrate the potential benefits of this practice.  Evidence supporting how mindfulness ...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

SMHI Webinar: The Interconnected Systems Framework: Integrating Mental Health through Multi‐Tiered systems of Positive Behavior Support

OVERVIEWThis webinar will describe the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) for direct integration of mental health and other community providers through multi-tiered school-based teams to help design and deliver an expanded continuum of interventions from prevention through intensive inter...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Mental Health

Age

All Ages

SMHI Webinar: An Integrated Approach to Restorative Practices

OVERVIEWPresented by Ali Berlinski and Sheri Tiamiyu.   This webinar is intended to provide a working understanding of Restorative Practices (RP).  It will cover the history and purpose of RP as well as endow participants with the tangible skills necessary to implement RP at various levels.  ...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Overview of The Functional Assessment Based Intervention Process (Brief Version)

The Functional Assessment Based Intervention Model is the tier three approach that the TASN Network will be training Kansas Schools to implement in response to the needs of students with challenging behavior. This model is a research-based approach that provides those who implement it with the...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

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

Age

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

The Culture of Our School Part 2: "You can't put a value on it"

Hear a Kansas school counselor describe the culture of inclusivity at his high school and the impact it has had on all students.

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12)

"They are an asset": A Kansas student is a valued employee in a Topeka grocery store

Listen to the perspectives of an employee and employer in this short video that highlights a student in a Kansas transition program.

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12)

Special Interest Areas and Employment

Learn how a Kansas teacher's identification of a student's special interest area led to in-school and out of school employment opportunities!

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12)

Social Stories (TM)

Social Stories (TM) DefinitionBecause of their lack of understanding of social cues or rules, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often face challenges when having to respond to social behavior and engage in social interactions. Social narratives can teach new social skills and encourag...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

None

Age

None

The Culture of Our School

Find out how a Kansas high school fosters a culture of inclusion for ALL students.

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Social, Emotional & Character Development, Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12)

TASN ATBS October Newsletter: Expanding the World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions

Social skills are critical to success. This month's newsletter discusses resources for exploring interventions that target the development of these skills.

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Autism

Age

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

Treatment Integrity (Janine Kesterson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP)

Interventions not yielding the results you expected? Could it be an issue of treatment integrity? Use the information and decision tree to to determine next steps.

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Assessment, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Nine Questions to Ask When Prioritizing Target Behaviors

Do you work with students who display many problematic behaviors when escalated?   When a student engages in multiple problematic behaviors, (e.g., non-cooperation, hitting, kicking, spitting, throwing items, crying, perseverating on topics, running away, threatening to hurt self or others, etc.)...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Pairing Procedures

Pairing Procedures: Or how to get your students to want to work with you! (Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA)  Here are 10 tips for successful implementation of pairing procedures in your classroom, including common mistakes to avoid, signs of readiness to begin teaching, and troubleshooting common ...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Transition Tips: Age Appropriate Transition Assessment

Do you work with transition age youth? Are you interested in finding age appropriate transition assessments (AATA’s) for your students? Age appropriate transition assessment data can provide a snapshot of where your students are now in relation to where they want to be after high school, helps gu...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Assessment, Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

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

SARS (School Archival Records Search)

This brief overview provides the viewer with a synopsis of the relevant information gathered by using the SARS as part of the FABI process

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

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

Age

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

Visual Structure of Tasks

This is one of the mandatory follow-up webinars that is required of those who attaended Summer Institute

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

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

Fading

FadingDefinition Fading, an applied behavior analysis strategy (ABA), is most often paired with prompts, another ABA strategy. Fading refers to decreasing the level of assistance needed to complete a task or activity. When teaching a skill, the overall goal is for the student to eventually eng...

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Understanding and Using Motivation and Reinforcement: TIPS to Start the School Year off Right by Annette Wragge, M.Ed., BCBA

"Motivation is a big deal!" Eight tips for success as you begin the school year -- or any time!

Updated on

January 22, 2019

Topic

Social, Emotional & Character Development, Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages