Archive for the ‘Life Skills’ Category

UDL Series: Universal Design for Learning and Teacher Appraisal Systems

In this blog series we’ve shared information about how UDL provides a framework for focusing instruction on learner variability, ways that planning with UDL can optimize student learning, and where UDL is mentioned in federal laws and plans. But what about teacher appraisal; how do the UDL guidelines connect to T-TESS? This short video uses […]

Teachers Teach Teachers: Beat the Heat 2018 Call for Presentations

Beat the Heat 2018 is coming soon!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities. We are seeking teachers, para-educators, and support staff (SLP, OT, PT, AT, VI, COMS, APE, RN, etc) who are interested in teaching […]

Register + Save the Date for “Beat the Heat 2018”- Your Wintry Reminder!

Beat the Heat 2018 June 21 & 22, 2018 ESC Region 13   Workshop # SU1836780 *Register now for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Thursday ♦ June 21, 2018 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm Full day, in-depth workshops on topics including: challenging behavior, communication/AAC, […]

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates

TEA has shared their Fall Update: New Features of the STAAR Alternate 2 for 2017-2018!  Large print student booklets are now available and can be ordered by districts through the enrollment collection process. Student booklets will feature limited color images. An image card set will come with each standard size student booklet.  Cards contain the […]

Communication Connections Conference Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our CCC for SLPs website.  Find it at Created as a companion resource to our conference, this website can be accessed across all platforms (iOS, Mac, PC, Android…).  As a conference guide, you can bookmark this site in your favorite browser and use it to: Follow the […]

Dr. Vickie Mitchell: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Vickie Mitchell will be presenting the workshop: Building Sustainable Adult Schedules: The Life Plan with a Focus. Students with significant disabilities need supports to be successful in different environments. How can schools effectively plan for each student to be successful in adulthood? What is the impact of diversity, language and Culture and […]

Adapted PE Session – Beat the Heat 2017 – Day 1

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Randy Foederer and Vicki Mason-Foederer will be presenting their workshop: PE and Motor Activities for Students with Severe Disabilities.  This workshop will explore age-appropriate and functional motor activities for students with severe intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities. Activities will be presented from various sources including the Motor Activities Training Program, Project Mobilitee, The […]

Diane Sheline: Beat the Heat 2017 Feature Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Diane Sheline will be presenting her workshop: Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment. This full day session will provide a thorough overview of Cortical Visual Impairment. Diane will review CVI and the brain to include causes of CVI and visual functioning. She will explain the CVI Range- the […]

Christine Reeve: Beat the Heat 2017 Featured Presenter

On Beat the Heat Day 1, Christine Reeve will be presenting her workshop: Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja. Students with autism spectrum disorder need to be educated in well-structured environments that use routines to increase predictability. This presentation will cover the essential elements of setting up classroom spaces that suit the need of […]

Beat the Heat 2017 Full-Day Speakers

Take your learning to the next level with these full-day sessions for Beat the Heat Day 1, June 21st! Setting Up Classrooms for Students with Autism Like a Ninja – Christine Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D Teaching Grade Level Standards Across the Curriculum – Cindy R. Miller, MS Building Sustainable Adult Schedules: The Life Plan with a Focus […]

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