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 September 29, 2014
    • DCD State wide Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 30, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

      Description: Remote Broad Cast will start at 12 on Monday and 8:30 on Tuesday
      https://docs.google.com/a/zumbroed.org/document/d/1Hdy0vP5x8h3EAPhkx6PK4WVHVy2e0KcKCCUP0oRkoBQ/edit
      Statewide DCD Network Representatives:

      Save the Dates!

      Fall 2014 Statewide ASD/DCD Collaborative Network Meetings

      Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
      Conference Center B – Rooms 15-16

      Monday, Sept 29th 9:30 am – 4 pm

      9:30 am – Noon: Separate DCD and ASD Network Meetings

      Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

      1 - 4 pm: Laura Tubbs Booth: Legal Issues as they relate to Special Education


      Tuesday, Sept 30th 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

      8:30 am – Noon: Sheila Merzer, Jan Ostrom and Elizabeth Reeve:
      Psychiatric Comorbidities in Children with Developmental
      Differences: Medical and Behavioral Interventions and
      Implications for Educators

      Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

      1 – 3:30 pm: Continuation from the morning

      Both days: Continental breakfast served an hour before meetings begin. Hot lunch will be provided by TST Catering.

      Note: As a DCD representative, it is an expectation that you attend both full days.

      Remote viewing: These meetings will be live-streamed to remote locations around the state.
      Location list will be available when registering.

      You will be notified when the registration through Metro ECSU is open. Hope your summer is going great!

      Marcia Holman
      Statewide Coordinator for Teacher Initiatives: DCD/SMI
      Developmental Cognitive Disabilities/Severely Multiply Impaired
      MN Low Incidence Projects
      Metro ECSU
      2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
      Arden Hills, MN 55112

  • Events on October 3, 2014
    • State DHH Meeting

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, October 3, 2014

      Location: District 916

    • PHD Network

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 3, 2014

      Location: ZED

    • MN Resource Center Advisory Committee Meetings

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 1:20 pm, October 3, 2014

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

      Description: CCA 1&2

    • BVI CoP

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, October 3, 2014

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

  • Events on October 7, 2014
    • DHH Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 7, 2014

      Location: Centerstone, 6th Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: I have changed the date due to the State DHH meeting being on the 3rd of October and in an effort to get this information out asap, we will be having the meeting on 10-7-14 at Centerstone plaza in Rochester (formerly best Western Soldiers Field)

  • Events on October 8, 2014
    • RLIF

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, October 10, 2014

    • Region 10 DAPE Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, October 8, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, Frontage Road Northwest, Byron, MN, United States

  • Events on October 10, 2014
    • WJ-4 (Teachers)

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, October 10, 2014

      Location: Ramada Rochester, 16th Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Oral and Achievement

    • AT Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, October 10, 2014

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

      Description: Registration process:
      Please use the link below to register for all the Community of Practice (network) meetings this year. If you need a description of the meetings, I have included a summary of the goals for each Community of Practice.
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cL5rKFV2nsSH4492nOMHW7VpTsdD8PG-bT0URtPMprY/viewform?usp=send_form