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Meeting the Needs of Students of All Abilities
Colleen A. Capper
This step-by-step handbook provides the foundation for school leaders who want to shift from costly special learning programs for a few learners to excellent, inclusive educational services for all students, including English language learners and those with special needs such as learning disabilities and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Harold L. Kleinert
To support K-12 students with significant disabilities and get an accurate picture of their skills and knowledge, schools need to implement effective alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). This is the guidebook every team should have—not only to develop successful AA-AAS linked with grade-level content standards, but also to ensure the kind of quality instruction that leads to higher achievement.
Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Diane M. Browder
This text and practitioner guide is unique in its emphasis on fostering academic learning as well as life skills. In-depth chapters cover reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as health care needs, communication and social skills, daily living, and job skills. The expert authors present research-based best practices for assessing each student's needs and crafting individualized education plans that build a strong foundation for life in the community. User-friendly features include engaging vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducible checklists and forms. The text is a contemporary follow-up to Diane M. Browder's widely adopted Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
Assessment - Adaptive Behavior Inventory (ABI)
The ABI evaluates the functional daily living skills of school-age children (ages 6-0 to 18-11) and helps identify students believed to be intellectually disabled or emotionally disturbed. Both the ABI and the ABI-Short Form are completed by the classroom teacher or other professional staff, and both yield Adaptive Behavior Quotients, standard scores, and percentile ranks.
Device - Macintosh Laptop with Switch Access
This laptop computer is configured for single and multi-switch users. It contains 2 switch interface devices (wired and wireless) and 4 switches that can be connected to either of the two interface devices. There are many different switch accessible software programs available on the computer. Additionally, for complete computer access, CrossScannerX software allows a single-switch user to activate all functions of a computer mouse. Once CrossScannerX is activated, a horizontal line will begin moving down the screen. A switch selection will cause it to move across that horizontal line and a third switch selection will bring up a menu that contains switch functions such as click, double-click and right click to name a few. CrossScannerX can be used with any program. Directions for accessing and using CrossScanerX can be found on the demo laptop keyboard.