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How to Teach Class and Categorization for Language Development

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Teaching class and categorizing skills is essential for building a strong foundation for language development. Understanding how things relate to each other through feature, function, and class (FFC) expands vocabulary, improves comprehension, and supports communication. This is especially important for young learners, those with special education needs, and during speech therapy. If you’re looking for […]

Maximizing Progress with Requesting IEP Goals: A Comprehensive Resource for Special Education

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In the realm of special education and speech therapy, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals are the cornerstone of personalized learning and development. Tailoring these goals to the unique needs of each student is crucial, and tracking their progress is equally important. Finding requesting IEP goals broken down into meaningful steps with the materials needed to […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Small Group Instruction?

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Small group instruction is one of the most common ways of teaching in early childhood education. When you have a classroom of 15-25 students, all with varying skill sets, you kind of need small groups! Small group instruction is when you teach the students in groupings of 2-6 students. As ages go up, small group […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Classroom Routines?

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Improve Classroom Behavior with Classroom Routines Any seasoned teacher can tell you that establishing clear and consistent classroom routines is the KEY to a class running smoothly! Some of our kids need extra help to master this! These adaptive IEP goals and suggestions may help you create this peaceful, organized, and effective classroom setting for […]

What are some Dressing IEP goals for Adaptive Skills?

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Teaching independence to preschoolers with DRESSING IEP goals Teaching preschoolers to dress themselves is one of the first adaptive IEP goals that you might consider! Dressing is one of the first chance for littles to express their own personality and preferences. Also, if they can dress themselves, it’s less for YOU to do as the […]

What are Adaptive imitation goals for IEPs?

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What are imitation skills? Before I share examples for Adaptive imitation IEP goals, we have to start with what they are! When talking about Adaptive IEP goals for autism or special education students or even if you are working with your own little one to foster their early development, imitation is KEY!  Imitation is as simple […]

How to Write a Functional Behavior Assessment

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What is an FBA? How to write a Functional Behavior Assessment starts with knowing what it is! A Functional Behavior Assessment or FBA is a process that is used by school personnel as part of the IEP process or private clinicians to determine what’s evoking challenging behavior in a student or client. The FBA process […]

Special Education IEP Goals Daily Data Tracking

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How do you track data on an IEP goal? When considering a new year, a new IEP, or progress reporting on an IEP, it’s important to figure out a good system for IEP goals data collection. Consider HOW it will look, WHO will be taking it, WHAT it will include, and HOW OFTEN it will […]

5 Tips for a Meaningful IEP Progress Report

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How do you write a meaningful IEP progress report? Being a special education teacher bring with it many challenges, not the least of which is PAPERWORK! Writing an IEP progress report, which has to be done several times a year, can drive a teacher bonkers. Between data collection, progress reporting, kind words to families, and […]

IEP Goals Data Collection — Give Me Some Ideas!

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Thinking about IEP goals data collection? Cuz that’s fun! There are many options out there from digital data collection for special education to academic data collection for resource rooms to toileting! And then how to track these IEP goals?  Obviously, I can’t cover all the answers to IEP measuring and reporting progress, but I’ll try […]