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Need an APP for Progress Monitoring? Check Out iNtervene To Track Your Students With Special Needs!!!

Need an APP for Progress Monitoring?  Check Out iNtervene To Track Your Students With Special Needs!!!

seamus smith managing Do you have a notebook full of data on each of your students?  It’s kind of like having a data monster in your room.  It’s big, unruly, unpleasant to think about and hard to be around. Be honest….When is the last time you made time to analyze it and then use it to direct your instruction???  Who has time for that? I get it. It’s hard enough […]

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Check Out This Math App For The Reluctant Math Student!!!

Check Out This Math App For The Reluctant Math Student!!!

Are you looking for something that can catch the interest of your child who doesn’t like to do math?  You’ve got to see this app!  Thanks Kristie Lofland! Sometimes apps are like a magical tool that can actually make the difference between success and failure. Check out the video! How about that?  Talk about wanting to do problems longer and more often.  I think this app could do it! Just […]

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How Can We Make Transitions Back to School Easier for Children With Special Needs?

How Can We Make Transitions Back to School Easier for Children With Special Needs?

There are so many transitions that our children have to do and it’s hard!!! Transition back to school: from dad’s house from mom’s house after a week-end at home after a one or two week holiday break after a snow day after a whole summer off We all know what kind of day we may have when these events occur!!!  Either you are at home trying to get your child […]

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Wanna Know the Secret to Finding Great Apps? Look in These Three Places!

Wanna Know the Secret to Finding Great Apps?  Look in These Three Places!

It’s been a mystery to me where our Assistive Technology Team finds all the great apps that they share with our staff.  How do they have time to go through and find out which ones are good and which ones are not so great? Now I know their secret!  Three places to go are: *  www.Appitic.com *  AppAdvice *  AppoLearning  Appitic is a resource for all teachers, not just special education.  Lots […]

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5 Secrets Revealed on How to Identify Problems and Solutions for Children with Autism!

5 Secrets Revealed on How to Identify Problems and Solutions for Children with Autism!

Have you ever wished you could pay an expert to come to your school or your home and just tell you what was going on with your child and then provide you with solutions? Well who hasn’t? Some schools and households around the world can count their blessings because they do have that “someone” who has knowledge, experience and an uncanny way of getting to the heart and solution of […]

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Math Help for Your Students with Special Needs: If You Haven’t Heard About Math TV, You’re Missing Out!

How often do you get to choose who teaches you math?  Never…..but wait, you can now!!! A friend of mine passed this information on to me a couple of years ago and I thought it was awesome!  I had several math teachers who somehow missed out on teaching some important math concepts.  I would have LOVED to use this tool when I didn’t understand a concept! Parents….now you have several […]

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How do you teach a child with special needs to learn a task that requires a sequence of steps? Chaining!

How do you teach a child with special needs to learn a task that requires a sequence of steps?  Chaining!

It’s November already!  Seriously, didn’t school just start? Now is the time of year that you have a pretty good idea about who your students are and what they need from you if you are a teacher. If you are a parent, the craziness of getting back in school and getting a couple of holidays out of the way is over so maybe you have a moment to regroup. Now […]

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Three Apps That Make Beginning Academics Easy for Children with Special Needs.

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of long lists of apps to look at for various categories.  It all takes so much time to look through and see what an app actually does! I want someone to screen them for me and show me only the good ones!!! Forget the lists! Just Show Me the app already!!! That’s exactly what I’m going to for you today.  I […]

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Where can you find ONE RESOURCE that has LISTS of nearly anything a teacher can imagine???

Where can you find ONE RESOURCE that has LISTS of nearly anything a teacher can imagine???

Today’s episode highlights The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists.  A list of what to bring to a rainy college football game is not included in this book of lists, but just about everything else is! I just got back from tailgating with my family in Bloomington and got to see the Indiana Hoosiers win their game!!  What is better than being at Nick’s cheering Hoo, Hoo, Hoo, Hoosiers as we […]

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Children With Special Needs: Two Mistakes to Avoid when Teaching Sight Word Vocabulary

Children With Special Needs:  Two Mistakes to Avoid when Teaching Sight Word Vocabulary

It’s one of those lovely rainy days today where you just want to cuddle up with a good book! (or your significant other).  Perfect day for writing a blog about how to get kids on the right path for reading!  Sight words are one of the foundation pieces for reading. If a child does not know his/her sight words (Dolch sight word list – for example), they are not going […]

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