Writing SMART Goals for Adaptive Equipment
When using adaptive equipment it is important to have high standards for goal writing and data collection. Adaptive equipment spans a huge range from gait trainers to pencil grips. How many times have you seen adaptive equipment that was recommended for a student not being used properly or to its full potential? It is important to establish SMART goals for adaptive equipment the moment it is put into use...
Best Practices for Classroom Prompting
When teaching children with special needs new skills, therapists and teachers typically provide prompts to guide the process. According to activity-based curriculums, prompts are defined as supports, and may come in many different forms. Prompts are ever changing, depending on the activity.
A wide variety of prompts enables special education classroom staff to choose the one or combination that are most...
5 Steps to Improving Communication on the Special Education Team
Special Education Team Roles and Responsibilities
There are many members of the special education team: students, parents, teachers, teacher’s assistants, administrators and therapists. Some team members, especially therapists, can have a varied caseload with students from different classrooms, different grades and even different schools. This can make it difficult to communicate effectively with all...