Laminated Guides

HLPs in Special Education Collaboration Laminated Guide (#1)

Effective special education teachers collaborate with a wide range of professionals, families and caregivers to assure that educational programs and related services are effectively designed and implemented to meet the needs of each student with a disability. This laminated guide, the first in a series of laminated guides about High-Leverage Practices, provides a practical tool for teachers to implement the ...

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Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions, 2nd Edition

Intense, explicit and systematic instruction in reading and writing is essential to helping students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities succeed in their academic careers and beyond. This updated and expanded second edition of the laminated reference guide Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions by Sandra Rief offers teachers practical classroom strategies and proven accommodations for addressing the language and literacy ...

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Students

Why do some highly capable students not excel in school while others achieve great success? Why do some individuals consistently exert effort when faced with challenges while others give up? And what can teachers do to help ensure all learners work hard and meet their full potential? The answer comes down to mindset. This quick-reference laminated guide looks at the ...

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Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities

The transition to adulthood after high school graduation is a critical juncture for students with disabilities. Educators need to help parents and students start preparing for this transition long before high school, when a formal transition plan is legally required in a student’s IEP. Effective transition planning is a long-term, ongoing process that can greatly influence the lifelong outcomes of ...

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Social Skills: Effective Instruction for Exceptional Learners

In every category of exceptional learners, there are some learners who struggle with social skills. This guide provides PreK – 5th grade teachers with evidence-based, practical, teacher-friendly, strategies for helping children with special needs build social skills. Written by experienced classroom teachers, this guide recommends interventions for strengthening important social skills, including communication, conflict resolution, and team building skills. It ...

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Inclusion Succeeds with Effective Strategies and Collaboration, Grades 6-12

Inclusion succeeds when teachers use diverse instructional strategies, scaffolding, multiple types of instructional supports, and ongoing formal and informal assessments to deliver curriculum standards. At the middle school and high school level, successful inclusion also entails promoting the development of social and emotional skills, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and personal identity in adolescent students. This newly updated and expanded laminated reference guides ...

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Differentiated Instruction: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

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ADHD & LD: Classroom Strategies At Your Fingertips

ADHD & LD: Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips is an invaluable quick-reference classroom tool for teachers, paraeducators/paraprofessionals, and all who serve students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and other learning disabilities (LD) in schools. This newly updated, six-page (tri-fold) laminated guide by Sandra Rief is also an excellent teacher-training / professional development resource for educators ...

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PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

This reference guide by Christine Ditrano provides both school wide, as well as classroom strategies for preventing disruptive behavior and enhancing a school’s organizational climate using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The multi-tiered PBIS problem-solving model is proactive and flexible, and provides a unifying framework for all school improvement efforts. It consists of four elements: Data for decision ...

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MTSS: Collaborative Implementation – How it Works, What it Takes

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a coherent continuum of evidence-based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision making to promote the achievement of high standards. MTSS involves the integration of student supports, including Response to Intervention (RtI), into one coherent system of instruction, assessment, and intervention driven ...

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Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know

This reference guide is designed to help educators better understand the value of assistive technology (AT) in increasing all students’ access to the general education curriculum and improving the teaching/learning process for students with special education needs. In this guide, Brian Friedlander shows how incorporating AT can help them teachers incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and ...

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Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities (2nd edition)

School personnel, parents, and high school students with disabilities will all benefit from this new and expanded (6-page) laminated guide. It offers detailed suggestions of ways students with disabilities can start preparing for the transition to college as early as freshman year of high school. Transitioning to College reviews five key areas of preparedness: Understanding laws that govern how colleges ...

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

This newly updated six-page laminated reference guide is an indispensable tool for school administrators and educators. The guide outlines key features of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal law that entitles students with disabilities (SWD) to free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including specialized instruction and related services, or special education. Author Karen Norlander details the requirements schools ...

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Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Inclusive Classroom

In this quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, and helping all learners succeed.  Teachers will find up-to-date information about the diagnosis of ASD, what to do if you suspect a student is on the spectrum, and a list of needs of students ...

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Gifted Education: Using Enrichment Clusters to Provide Challenging Strategies for All

This quick-reference laminated guide for K–12 teachers explains how to use enrichment clusters―an innovative component of the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model―to engage students, develop skills, and promote advanced learning. Enrichment clusters engage students in interest-based, student-driven, real-world learning experiences.  This “brand of learning” focuses on providing resources, guidance, and feedback to individuals and small groups based on their interests, abilities, ...

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