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What To Do When Your Class Is Excluded

Ouch.Nothing hurts more than being excluded. Everyone has felt it, no one likes it. Call this a passion of mine, but I'm on a mission to make sure my students are treated as valuable, important members of our school population. I want their presence to be...

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...

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...

Data Collection: Hygiene

A focus in many special education settings is self sufficiency and independence. Frequently we take time each day to teach what we call hygiene, grooming, self-care, or daily living activities. Our hope is to build skills that can be generalized to a home...

Feature Adapted Book Series

As many of you may have noticed from my previous blog posts, I have been making a lot of material which focuses on features and functions of common items.  The reason for this is I have several students working on these skills for their IEP goals.  I work...

Taking Data In Speech

The topic this month on the blog is all about data.  I thought I’d weigh in on this topic from the speech perspective.  As we all know data is so important and necessary in our profession.  I use data to determine if students need to receive...

TAH Team’s Data Tips

You all know I love talking about data. To me, data is the backbone of a successful classroom. It lets you know if things are working, tells you what to do next, and identifies which skills are fully mastered and which need more help. What more could you...

Behavior Focused Communication Logs

During January we have been talking a lot about behaviors and strategies for school. One of the most important aspects of handling behaviors appropriately and professionally is communicating those behaviors to your students’ parents or guardians. Our...

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