Interventions and Strategies

The Special Educator’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Your Classroom

Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, ...

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Early Social-Emotional Development: Your Guide to Promoting Children’s Positive Behavior

With expulsion rates three times higher in pre-K classrooms than in K–12 classrooms*, behavior is one of the biggest and most pressing challenges faced by early childhood educators and providers. Find research-based guidance and strategies in this book, an essential resource for professionals working with children from birth to age 5. You’ll start with a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of early ...

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide

To prevent and resolve common behavior problems in young children, early childhood teachers need a full understanding of what’s behind the behaviors and strategies that really work. This complete professional development package gives pre- and in-service educators the practical help they’ve been waiting for. Taking a “big picture” approach to this critical topic, this book-and-CD set illuminates the diverse influences ...

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The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data

Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress—but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students’ progress. You’ll discover proven, stress-free data ...

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Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments

Aligned with DEC recommended practices and CEC standards! A must for future early interventionists, this introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families—and address the OSEP child outcomes so critical to a program’s success. Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, the book gathers more than a ...

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High-Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms

High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms offers a set of practices that are integral to the support of student learning, and that can be systematically taught, learned, and implemented by those entering the teaching profession. The book focuses primarily on Tiers 1 and 2, or work that mostly occurs with students with mild disabilities in general education classrooms; and provides ...

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Webinar: Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching: Three Mistakes We’re Making and How to Correct Them

Co-teaching has become a relatively common way of accomplishing the dual purposes of inclusive education and curriculum access, student outcomes continue to be a concern. Perhaps the most important missing ingredient that could change this situation is the integration in co-taught classes of specially designed instruction (SDI). In this webinar, co-teaching expert Marilyn Friend will help you understand what SDI ...

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Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom Practical Tools and Strategies

In this new book, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn and intervention expert Bradley S. Witzel show you how to develop rigorous RTI and MTSS programs that will support students and lead them to lasting success. Written in a clear, engaging style, “Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom” combines an in-depth discussion of the issues facing at-risk and students with ...

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Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias

Illustrating the power of play for helping children overcome a wide variety of worries, fears, and phobias, this book provides a toolkit of play therapy approaches and techniques. Coverage encompasses everyday fears and worries in 3- to 12-year-olds as well as anxiety disorders and posttraumatic problems. Leading practitioners describe their approaches step by step and share vivid illustrative case material. ...

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management

Classroom management is critical to successful teaching, but many K–12 teachers struggle with it. Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management distills the research into easy-to-implement strategies teachers can use to promote a productive and safe learning environment. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for implementing classwide prevention strategies, token economies, group contingencies, and self-management interventions. Procedures for evaluating intervention effectiveness and individualizing ...

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Webinar: Improving the Writing of Students with Disabilities: An Explicit Instruction Framework

Many students with learning disabilities can benefit from systematic and explicit approaches to teaching writing. Writing can be a forgotten but critically important academic area for students with learning disabilities across elementary through high school grades. A framework of explicit instruction, including a variety of components such as modeling, scaffolding of supports, and close monitoring of student performance, can help ...

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Webinar: Multi-Sensory Math Methodologies

Students with visual-spatial and language processing difficulties often struggle to understand and process the intricacies of mathematics. This webinar will present methodologies that have been used in small group and individual instruction settings to increase the student’s ability to make connections using multi-sensory, concrete representations. After this webinar, you will be able to: Immediately utilize clearly illustrated examples, models, and strategies ...

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Interventions for Disruptive Behaviors: Reducing Problems and Building Skills

Children and adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders struggle both in and outside the classroom. This book gives school practitioners vital tools for supporting students’ positive behavior as well as their academic and social success. Chapters review effective behavioral interventions at the whole-class, targeted, and individual levels; parent training programs; and strategies for building adaptive skills. Core evidence-based techniques are illustrated ...

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Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, 2nd edition

Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable text and practitioner guide has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2. Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. The publication features to a ...

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Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior

Children and adolescents with moderate and severe disabilities often have communication challenges that lead them to use problem behavior to convey their desires. Functional Communication Training delineates an individualized instructional approach that teaches children socially acceptable communicative alternatives to aggression, tantrums, self-injury, and other unconventional behaviors. The authors provide accessible, empirically based guidelines for implementing FCT, and tips for overcoming ...

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