Thursday, November 9, 2017

If you have not visited the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) in a while, I suggest you do it.  It offers evidence-based lesson plan starters at the secondary level. I found several of them to be valuable recourses if you are keeping a Transition Binder.  Here is the link to the Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors page on the NTACT site.   

https://transitionta.org/evidencepractices
 

Friday, November 3, 2017




The IRIS Center through Peabody College Vanderbilt University in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University has developed a training module for Secondary Transition: Student-Centered Transition Planning.  It includes student involvement in the IEP process, defines goals and objects of student-centered planning, discusses assessments, how to take a leadership role in IEP meetings, how to engage team members, evaluate progress and more.  If you are looking for a worthy professional development to assist with Secondary Transition here is an opportunity.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/tran-scp/#content


Friday, October 20, 2017


Stand UP with Social Thinking: 12 Strategies Teaching Physical Movement as Part of Face-to-Face Communication

Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke


Communication can be a challenge for many of us!  This article from Social Thinking gives strategies to educators assist students in becoming better verbal and nonverbal communicators.

https://www.socialthinking.com/Articles?name=Stand-UP-with-Social-Thinking&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_Stand_UP_with_Social_Thinking_12_Strategies_Teaching

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Art of Note-Taking


With school back in session, I thought I would share a couple of sites on note-taking. The first one is from CalPoly and the second an unusual site, Geico via BuzzFeed.  I hope they are informative.




http://sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/notetakingsystems.html



https://www.buzzfeed.com/geico/note-taking-strategies-in-15-minutes-or-less?utm_term=.uup1qoyo3#.ljm1nAlAb

Tuesday, May 9, 2017



I saw this on my FB feed the morning for the Social Thinking site.  Rita Pierson a 40 year veteran teachers has these wonderful words of wisdom to share.  As I watched this video, several of the wonderful teachers, speech paths, paras, etc. I have the fortune to work with over the years came to mind.  Thank you to all for the hard you do to build relationships to help kids succeed.
 

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Transition Coalition, The University of Kansas, Special Education Department in partnership with NTACT has created free on-line researched based training modules for people who are involved with secondary transition planning.  I have gone through a couple of these modules and found them worthwhile. The registration process is simple.  I hope you take advantage of this wonderful resource.

http://transitioncoalition.org/online-training-modules/


Monday, April 10, 2017


This is a workbook by the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability,  that assists individuals in understanding how to disclose information about his/her disability at school, work, or in a social situation. This is something you could have the student’s do as an age-appropriate transition assessment, a class project, or just on his/her own.  This is a great resource. 
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/sites/default/files/411_Disability_Disclosure_complete.pdf