Potty Training Series — Potty Training Tips

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Hopefully you’re following along in this potty training mayhem of a journey! Whether you’re wondering what is the normal age for a child to be potty trained or what’s the easiest way to potty train (is there one?), I’m trying to get all my toilet training ideas out in this potty training series! This “episode,” […]

What are some Grooming IEP goals for Adaptive Skills?

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Teaching independence to preschoolers with DROOMING IEP goals Teaching young student proper grooming and hygiene skills does more than keep your classroom or home smelling clean! It helps develop independence, a sense of self, and motor skills. If you’re looking for ideas for helping your little with their grooming skills or for life skills grooming […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to use an IEP Goal Bank

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What is an IEP goal bank and how do you use it? Are you looking for ideas on how to align IEP goals to Common Core standards or how to general a measurable ABA therapy goal for your student? Why do we make data-based decisions with our IEP goals and objectives? Read on for some ideas! What is an IEP goal bank? […]

Taking Effective Data: Percentage and Rating Scales

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Circling back to our look at the RBT™ Task List, let’s continue to look at A-02 Continuous Measurement procedures which is probably the most used method in school if you’re taking any direct observation data. These include ABC data collection, frequency or count, rate, latency, and a few more. Let’s look at PERCENTAGE and RATING […]

What are Social Emotional IEP Goals for Preschool?

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What are some social emotional IEP goals for preschool? Social Emotional Learning goals and standards are probably the most important focal areas in the preschool years. Becoming a good community member, developing play and social skills, and growing social competence will help a young preschooler be successful in the years to come. With autism rates […]

What are Language IEP Goals for Preschool?

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What are some speech and language goals for preschoolers? So here’s the doozy! Speech and language is a huge focus in our young and developing preschoolers. Whether they are just developing correct speech sounds or are learning how to communicate effectively or even if they are learning self-regulation and emotions identification, many goals for speech […]