Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

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DCD Manual

Links:

Statewide Wiki: email Barb Lhotka (barblhotka@embarqmail.com)

Region 10 Dropbox: send an email to Kim Lucht or Christian Wernau for access.  Please include Name, Email, and District.

Minnesota Department of Education – Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/boardmaker/Results.asp

http://www.setbc.org/ – On this website there are around 50 electronic books in Clicker, Intellitools and Powerpoint that you can download. There is also a curriculum set and a picture set. The picture set has some symbol displays in PDF format for those of you who don’t have boardmaker or don’t have the 5.0 and above versions.

iPads for signifiant disabilities – This wiki is a collection of resources and ideas for using the iPad with students who have the most significant disabilities. I will make no attempt at defining the disabilities, but merely make some implementation and instructional suggestions for the iPad. Remember we don’t want to start with the tool, so please consider completing a SETT to determine if the iPad is indeed appropriate for your students. If so, I hope you find usable ideas here. Feel free to contact me with your ideas.

Reading Resources

http://www.readinga-z.com
Reading A-Z pays close attention to the National Reading Panel’s recommendations and other research findings when developing its reading resources. The student and teacher resources on the Reading A-Z Web site have been developed to reflect the instructional practices and reading strategies that are best supported by research findings from a wide variety of sources. The resources also correspond to the findings of the Put Reading First federal initiative.
The results are organized around five key areas of reading instruction–phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

State & Regional Contacts

Marcia Holman

Minnesota Department of Special Education DCD Specialist
Metro ECSU
4001 Stinson Blvd NE, Suite 304
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Phone: (612)638-1555
Fax: (612)638-1548


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Region 10 Events
  • Events on November 5, 2014
    • Low Vision Clinics

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 6, 2014

      Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota 36, Roseville, MN, United States

    • ASD Network

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 5, 2014

      Location: People's Food Cooperative, 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

  • Events on November 6, 2014
    • Low Vision Clinics

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 7, 2014

      Location: Intermediate District 287, Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN, United States

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    • Low Vision Clinics

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 8, 2014

      Location: Lakes Country Services Co-Op, East Mount Faith Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, United States

  • Events on November 12, 2014
    • RLIF

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      Ends: 12:00 am, November 14, 2014

  • Events on November 14, 2014
    • PHD/DCD Networks

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 14, 2014

      Location: Southeast Service Co-Op, 210 35th St SE, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Registration and Coffee at 8:30am
      AM: Lori Mac - (Standards)
      Lori will prepare and share "Investigating the 2010 Literacy Standards" with staff. The training will examine the six shifts required for teaching and learning with the new standards. Educators will dig into the standards and discuss how they might implement these shifts with their specific students.

      PM: (Self advocacy from PreK to post Secondary)
      This session will discuss the current shift in thinking for providing services PreK through 21 for ALL ED regarding:
      Self advocacy skills
      MN Olmsted Plan
      Discussion/application of standards to your specific students
      Quality of Life Goals appropriate for All age levels

    • BVI Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, November 14, 2014

      Location: Zed

      Description: Kristin Oien will attend

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    • Transition Coordinator Mtg Rgn 10

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, November 19, 2014

      Location: RCTC Heintz Center, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Career Skills Day
      Transition Needs in Region 10

    • Coordinators Mtg

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 1:00 pm, November 19, 2014

      Location: People's Food Cooperative, 519 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN, United States

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