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 August 20, 2014
    • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 3:45 pm, August 20, 2014

      Location: Rochester International Event Center, Airport View Drive Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: The Interventions training for Region 10 will help improve the behavior management and intervention skills of the teachers and paraprofessionals by looking at research-support behavioral interventions and strategies. The goal is to ensure that behavior interventions are designed and implemented in the most time, personnel, and cost effective manner possible, while still meeting student’s needs. Mike Booher, from Safe & Civil Schools, will be the trainer/consultant. The materials and resources for this training are based on one book:
      • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for the Individual Student by Randy Sprick and Mickey Garrison (2008)

      The training will look at what we know about changing student behavior, especially those students who continue to display inappropriate behavior despite teachers' classroom management plans. The training will focus on how to help teachers and paras work collaboratively to implement six early-stage interventions from the Interventions book that research has shown to be highly effective in promoting positive behavior change. These six early-stage interventions are easy and quick for a teacher to implement with the support of a para-professional.

      Agenda

      1. Providing an overview of behavior interventions and the essential ingredients to intervening successfully:
      Understanding the history of behavior interventions and why schools and teachers have struggled
      What the research says are the five key variables to manipulate
      Key elements in effective interventions
      Understanding how student motivation impacts an intervention plan

      2. Learn specific behavior interventions:
      Coverage of the 6 evidence-based early-stage interventions from Interventions:
      Planned Discussion
      Academic Assistance
      Goal Setting
      Data Collection and Debriefing
      Increasing Positive Interactions
      STOIC Analysis and Interventions

      3. Provide a quick overview of Managing the Cycle of Emotional Escalation which is a highly structured interventions from the book.

  • Events on August 21, 2014
  • Events on August 22, 2014
  • Events on September 5, 2014
    • State Directors

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 6, 2014

  • Events on September 10, 2014
    • RLIF

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 12, 2014

  • Events on September 15, 2014
    • ASD Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 15, 2014

      Location: People's Food Co-Op, 6th Street Northwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Elizabeth Reeves

  • Events on September 17, 2014
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