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5 Things You Need to Know to Use Rating Scales Effectively
I love using rating scales for assessing challenging behavior in the special ed classroom or in RTI. To make sure they give me the information I need, I use the 5 strategies outlined here. #data #specialeducation #datacollection #ratingscales #pbis #challengingbehavior #behaviormanagement
Classroom Management - Freebies
If a student has severe issues that cannot be solved during class meetings, I create a modified behavior plan for that child. This is a plan that involves the teacher, the student, and his or her parents. It takes some effort to stick with it, but I have found it really effective in helping students make positive changes.
First, collect data!! My kids had 39 blurt outs in one hour! Wow! Then, come up with a reasonable goal and reward. Let the students give ideas for rewards. It will also help if you have a behavior replacement. I used Velcro on the back on the numbers. Whenever a student blurts, I will take the number off starting at 8. If they stay within the 1-8 number range, then they will receive a link on a paper chain. Once the chain touches the floor we're going to have a big shindig! Depending on your ...
Fall Interactive Adapted Books for Building Vocabulary
If you are ready for fall and apples and crisp colored leaves, these 5 adapted, interactive books are just what you need. They are great for young learners and students with special needs to work on language concepts. They are also great for students using augmentative communication strategies (AAC). Includes words and pictures to match.
Spring Interactive Adapted Books for Autism & Special Education Classrooms
I love these 5 Spring Interactive Books. They are a great addition to anyone's special ed library. They are great for special education and speech therapists to use in storytime and morning meeting. The pictures are interactive with words and pictures so they are easy to differentiate. This set has a spring theme and includes 1 book of photos, 1 book of verbs, 3 books of nouns or nouns and verbs.