Data

Using Boom Cards

Using Boom Cards

You may have been hearing a lot about Boom Cards lately. They are interactive task cards you can use from any device or browser and they track data. They are PERFECT for distance learning but I also think this will be so useful when you are back in the classroom....

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Writing the IEP Goal Mastery Criteria

Writing the IEP Goal Mastery Criteria

There are certain topics that I just can't help but jump on a soapbox about. Once you get me talking, it's hard for me to stop. IEP goal mastery criteria is one of those topics. This isn't because I absolutely love writing IEP goals. This is because I see the mastery...

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Paraprofessional Training Guide – Part 2

Paraprofessional Training Guide – Part 2

You guys know I LOVE talking about staff training. I can't stop talking about staff training on my podcast, staff training has its own special tab in my Professional Development Membership, and I sneak it into literally every presentation I do. It's because it's THAT...

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Creating Efficient Goal Programs

Creating Efficient Goal Programs

Creating a Goal Program Let’s be honest here, creating goal programs for a caseload of students can be very daunting and hard to tackle.  The beauty in it though, is that once you have the structure finished, you can easily collect data, update materials and chart...

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Focus on Five: Writing IEP Goals Using the ABLLS-R

Focus on Five: Writing IEP Goals Using the ABLLS-R

It’s week three of school and I already have two IEP meetings next week! If you are in the same boat as me, keep reading (if your students’ IEPs are not until later, please enjoy IEP Goals Can Wait).  When I was shown how easy it was to create goals using the ABLLS-R,...

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How to Take Data on Play Skills

How to Take Data on Play Skills

You read that right. Data and play in the same sentence. Seems kind of ridiculous right?! Why should you be taking data on play? As we have been talking about all month, play and leisure can be used not only to teach but to generalize and maintain so many...

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How to get started with ABA & DTT

How to get started with ABA & DTT

Today I want to break down how to get started with ABA and DTT in the classroom. It's easier than you think, research based, and super effective. Adding it to your classroom routine isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. With a few simple steps you can have...

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How to Write Great IEP Goals

How to Write Great IEP Goals

Great teaching, useful data, and student progress start with the IEP goals. But when we sit down to write an IEP we often forget that. The special ed world is drowning in paperwork and when you open up what feels like IEP 300 of the year you just want to...

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Data Collection Tips for Related Service Providers

Data Collection Tips for Related Service Providers

One of the most challenging aspects of my job as a related service provider is the fact that I am all over the place!  I am currently assigned to students in 3 buildings - and I have roughly 1 day at each place.  There is so much to do and not nearly...

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Taking Control of Your Data

Taking Control of Your Data

Data, data everywhere! I LOVE data. I love valid, authentic and reliable data. Nothing gives me a better understanding of my students and their needs. But let me be real with you, the amount of data a special education teacher has to deal with can be...

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Using Click Counters to Collect Data

Using Click Counters to Collect Data

I am not sure exactly when I started using click counters to collect data. Sometime during my grad school years most likely. Those ABA people have all the good tricks. Although I don't remember specifically when I started, I do know that I was instantly hooked. It...

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