Thursday, August 29, 2013

example of IEP goal

Goal:  Given graphic organizers and moderate support, student A will locate, retrieve, and use information from various sources to accomplish a purpose (persuade, inform, entertain, compare/contrast etc)(projects/BCR/ECR) in 4 of 5 situations with 75% achievement

Objective 1
student A will use a graphic organizer to plan the topic for each paragraph for a writing assignment.
Objective 2
student A will use appropriate note taking procedures, organizational strategies, and proper documentation of sources of information in his written work activities.
Objective 3
student A will use an organizer and the text to cite supporting details for each topic sentence. - synthesize information from two or more sources to fulfill a self-selected or given purpose.
Objective 4
student A will revisit a writing assignment to check for errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling and add details.

Monday, August 26, 2013

What is a human reader?

That is pretty simple it is someone who will read to the student everything that they are assigned to do.  For example some students have "human reader for tests and quizzes."  This means that the students have a human reader for the tests and quizzes, but in the classroom they read on their own.  Then you have the students that have human reader for everything, some teachers will try to push the students to try and read, but it is extremely difficult.

As always please let me know if you would like me to write about anything?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

What is Extended Time?

Many Special Education students have extended time as a accommodation.  This helps with students that have ADD, Autism or just have a hard time or frustrating time getting started on a certain subject.  There are pretty much two types of extended time.

  1. Percentage extended time- This is when a student will receive 15%, 20% or 50% more time on a test or quiz, when compared to a student that does not have an IEP.  
  2. Unlimited time-  Now I know what you are thinking, how would a student ever finish?  This is limited to the student must be putting some sort of effort into finishing the test.
As always let me know if you would like me to post anything.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is scribing?

I am going to start a couple of blog entries about certain classroom accommodations, how they work, what different types there are and does your child need them?  Now I may use some words that are not politically correct, but I am just using simple terms.

  1. Full Scribe-  This is were the students cannot write at all.  These students may have a handicap or are mentally incapable of writing and listening to the teacher at the same time.  These students usually get teacher notes or have a one on one assistant.  These students will sometime record the lecture with a tape recorder to help them later when they read the student notes.
  2. Half Scribe-  This is when the students might have a fill in the blank notes, to help them start to take notes, but have to take very little on their own.  Now these students will of course receive teacher notes to compare what they have written down.
  3. Partial Scribe-  This is when the students are capable of writing, but they have a hard time reading what they wrote.  These students then of course receive a copy of the student notes.
  4. Scribe Pen- This is a writing device that records the teacher while the student is taking notes, so if they take slow notes they can go back to when they fell behind.
Let me know how helpful or what else you would like to know about.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Early Detection with Autism

Early detection is hug in life whether it has to deal with learning disabilities, disease or illnesses.  The earlier you can catch it the better of the individual will be able to deal with it and be successful.  Science and technology have come such a long way to help these individuals to lead a normal life.

Now when it comes to dealing with early detection in Autism, as of right now there is no way to tell if a baby has Autism.  Usually, the earliest detection age is between 2 and 3.  Now obviously there are detections later in life and the student usually often struggles academically and socially.

Students with Autism often have a hard time socially and if the students parents are able to detect this learning disability early, this will go a long way in helping the student socially.