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Posts Made By: spedkidsrock
Board: Special Education 02-24-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
What grade level?

What grade level?
Board: Special Education 02-24-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
You would really have to examine if all the...

You would really have to examine if all the accommodations and BIP were followed. If the referrals were a result of the IEP not being followed the school shouldn't change the placement.
In my...
Board: Special Education 09-14-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
I've has to dismiss 2 para's for similar issues. ...

I've has to dismiss 2 para's for similar issues. Most of the issues were brought to my attention by classroom teachers. Teachers were frustrated with their poor support by these paras. First thing...
Board: Resource Teacher 09-11-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
We have Fundations at our lower grades. They...

We have Fundations at our lower grades. They didn't have any training. She ended up watching You tube videos and there should have been a training DVD with the kit.
Board: Special Education 09-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
Use Rewards Plus. It's research based and...

Use Rewards Plus.

It's research based and proven to work to help students reading ability and navigate text. It's aimed at helping student read.

From there you should add activities/projects...
Board: Special Education 09-11-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
There is a lot of reading assessments/ screeners...

There is a lot of reading assessments/ screeners that are out there. I personally use CORE reading assessments which have numerous assessments related to reading.
It's sound like you are really...
Board: Special Education 09-11-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
I end up watching for behaviors and writing a...

I end up watching for behaviors and writing a story targeted at that behavior. I have a camera to take pictures of the student and write a story using his picture. They are usually 1 page with 1-3...
Board: Special Education 08-13-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
Not sure what this test is? I took the Praxis...

Not sure what this test is?
I took the Praxis rdg spec test. I didn't really study. Just brushed up on The Big 5 in reading and reviewed some rdg specific vocabulary words. You should be good.
Board: Special Education 08-02-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
There are 2 institutions,that I know of, that...

There are 2 institutions,that I know of, that train many educators under the OG method. Institute for MultiSensory Learning(IMSL) and Academy of OG. IMSL seems to approve OG programs I've noticed....
Board: Special Education 02-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
Progress Monitoring

I'm looking for another way to PM student comprehension. I need leveled text and enough text for weekly measures. I'm not wanting a cloze passages by DIBELs or AIMSweb. Please throw some ideas my...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 11-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
When you have a student reading a variety of...

When you have a student reading a variety of books it's difficult to 'teach' vocabulary. They aren't likely to encounter the word in the next book. I'd just tell them the definition, give them a...
Board: Special Education 11-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
There are a variety of programs out there that...

There are a variety of programs out there that target different grade levels for reading/math. You need to figure out what skills students need to address. The other issue is training. You can have...
Board: BusyBoard 10-28-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
Wow! I'm surprised at so many negative responses....

Wow! I'm surprised at so many negative responses. I'm going to give a positive vote for AIMSweb. I use it to progress monitor in SPED, on a regular basis.

School wide we administer 4 benchmarking...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-22-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
Ida

Go to the International Dyslexia Association website. They have an information page with Fact Sheets. Fact Sheets are typically a page long and less intimidating than an entire book. There is a...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-08-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
You can split the lessons. You can practice...

You can split the lessons. You can practice phonics/fluency one day then comprehension the next.

Since this is a tier 2 group I'd focus more on the phonics/ fluency more since fluency...
Board: Special Education 09-15-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
I haven't heard of the short cycle assessment. Is...

I haven't heard of the short cycle assessment. Is there another special ed teacher to talk to? Performance assessments are based on teacher observations. The IEP goal should be specific enough to...
Board: Special Education 09-10-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
I continue to teach phonics to those students who...

I continue to teach phonics to those students who still need it. I guarantee that most of you students will need some level of phonics instruction. It should be
systematic-- need to sequence your...
Board: Special Education 09-10-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
At the second grade level you should be able to...

At the second grade level you should be able to modify assignments. Your state should have alternate state standards. There is supposed to be Common Core Essential Elements for special education. If...
Board: Resource Teacher 07-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
BeesTeaches said it well. I'd second her...

BeesTeaches said it well. I'd second her recommendations.
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 07-18-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
WTW is a great program but it will take time in...

WTW is a great program but it will take time in the beginning. Once you have it going you just need to keep the groups going and moving kids around.

LETRS is not a spelling program. It's a...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 05-22-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
Good question. I have a student who has done...

Good question. I have a student who has done Edmark 3 times and continues to struggle.

I feel like I'm throwing things together but would like to know if there is anything else out there.
Board: Special Education 05-22-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
You really can't predict it. I would either...

You really can't predict it.

I would either stay and progress monitor with a 4th grade fluency goal or go ahead and bump it up to a 5th grade level. Usually I keep the level I progress monitor...
Board: Special Education 05-22-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
FUN-dations? It's a Wilson "brand" reading...

FUN-dations? It's a Wilson "brand" reading program for primary students. I haven't used it but my coworker at the K/1 level uses it daily.
Board: Special Education 04-30-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
You are going to get slightly different results...

You are going to get slightly different results with different tests. I typically use a few different screeners to give me different different data points.
I've used:
-ORF
-Maze
-Critchlow...
Board: Special Education 04-30-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By spedkidsrock
I think spec. ed positions are similar across the...

I think spec. ed positions are similar across the country. I've always seen sped jobs posted. If you look on the Colorado Dept of Edu website, you'll be able to see job postings.



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