New IEP for CT

Connecticut has a new IEP template rolling out in 2022. A key feature is that elements of the IEP that are connected are now on the same page (below). I personally think this is outstanding, and at the time of writing this, I am still exploring. Here is a link to find the document. Here… Continue reading New IEP for CT

Elapsed Time Part 2 – IEP Objective

I previously posted a scaffolded handout and (subsequently posted) for identifying elapsed time between times on a pair of presented clocks (see image below of a page from the handout.) A parent asked for a possible IEP objective. Here is one, along with some explanation. Let’s start with a real life scenario many of our… Continue reading Elapsed Time Part 2 – IEP Objective

IEP and the General Ed Curriculum – Keep Your Eye on the Ball

In the movie Caddy Shack, there is a scene in which a putt to win a contest is resting on the lip of the hole. Meanwhile, Bill Murray is the groundskeeper who is attempting to rid the course of a gopher. To do so, he sets off explosives in various gopher holes. As everyone is… Continue reading IEP and the General Ed Curriculum – Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Workshops on Math IEP Objectives and Data Collection, and Instruction for LD, ADHD, ASD

Announcing 2 workshops for educators working with students with special needs on math. These are designed to be hands on, with immediately implementation and can be delivered to schoolwide or district wide audiences. Identifying, writing, and monitoring progress for IEP math objectives that will support the entire year of math and that will allow all… Continue reading Workshops on Math IEP Objectives and Data Collection, and Instruction for LD, ADHD, ASD

Accommodations and Modifications for Special Education – Resources and Lists

Here are links to sites and documents that are a resource of lists of modifications and accommodations for special education. Nine Types of Curriculum Adaptations School Accommodations and Modifications Accommodations, Modifications, and Interventions…What’s the Difference? Accommodations and Modifications – IRIS CENTER (Vanderbilt University) MathVIDS Common Accommodations and Modifications in School Examples of Accommodations & Modifications… Continue reading Accommodations and Modifications for Special Education – Resources and Lists

“They Will Never Need This Math”

As a parent of a child with a disability and as a math educator, I am repeatedly struck by the fact that a group of adults (educators and professionals) convene to discuss and plan how to help a child. A great deal of time, resources, and money is concentrated on that child. Awesome! Unfortunately, in… Continue reading “They Will Never Need This Math”

Planning and Preparing for Math in the Fall

If you are reading this post, it is likely that you have a student or you teach students who struggle with math. Here are suggestions to help your students prepare for the math they will encounter in the fall. Review the IEP math objectives. Are they written to cover the entire curriculum or just a… Continue reading Planning and Preparing for Math in the Fall

Asking for Examples of Mastery for IEP Objectives

To ensure the IEP team is on the same page as to what mastery of an objective looks like, the person writing the objective can take two steps: provide an example problem that would be used to assess mastery (and the example problem would have the same language as used in the objective) provide an… Continue reading Asking for Examples of Mastery for IEP Objectives

Progress, but in What Direction!?

In the video, Charles Barkley has made great progress getting to Annapolis for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Problem is, the tournament was in Indianapolis. For obvious reasons, in special education we frequently discuss and recognize progress. As in the commercial, there can be a lot of progress, but in what direction? Is it moving the… Continue reading Progress, but in What Direction!?