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 […]

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 […]

A Schedule for Early Childhood Special Education Circle Time

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Early Childhood Special Education Circle Time Are you teaching early childhood special education or preschool and looking for ideas on how to structure circle time? What does circle time look like in preschool? What’s important (and not!)? Let’s look at some basic questions and answers, first. JUMP DOWN if you want to read a suggest schedule! […]

8 Ways to Engage a Reluctant Learner: Baby Behavior Series

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What is a reluctant learner? Whether you are working with students with autism or otherwise on an IEP or early childhood littles or your typical cray-cray preschooler, you have encountered a “reluctant learner.” Usually when we talk about reluctant learners and when we discuss strategies, we are referring to older students. What I want to […]

Signs of Autism in Preschoolers

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If you are a parent or a preschool teacher, you know that your child or student’s development is at the forefront of your mind all. the. time. Of course children develop at different paces, but with the rate of autism now at 1 in 44 in the U.S., it’s sure to be something you think […]

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? […]

10 Ways to use Bingo for Fun Preschool Activities

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What does Bingo teach preschoolers? Bingo is an old and well-known game that makes me think of old people, but there is so much you can do with it! How about a Spring preschool activity playing Bingo? Bingo doesn’t have to be the traditional B-I-N-G-O game or anything. I like to just give out pages […]

3 Great Preschool Autism Awareness Month Social Stories

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I wanted to create fun but useful activities for Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. I’ve been working on a bunch of preschool social emotional learning activities for lots of subjects, so I wanted to focus on autism and disabilities this month. I like to be a little irreverent and silly because I know my littles […]

Disability Awareness Activities A Neurodiversity Social Skills Story I LOVE WHO I AM

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⭐Looking for disability awareness activities to go with autism awareness month or other neurodiversity activities? This is one of many to come disability awareness and neurodiversity affirming activities in the form of a social skills story or narrative and activity. Great for social emotional learning morning meeting or counseling activities. Super cute ORIGINAL clipart! This is I Love Who I Am. 12 slides are the social […]