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Kelley Owen McCullough

I am a Special Education Teacher at Palmetto High School in Anderson One. I have taught for 24 years. I taught elementary school in Greenwood District 50 prior to teaching in Anderson One. I have been married for 22 years and I am a mother of four, three girls and a boy.

Resource Guide for Teachers of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. Special Education Lesson Plans. Transition to Adulthood. Link-checked, October 2014A legacy resource from NICHCY About transition in Spanish | Sobre transición en español Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults.

Transition to Adulthood

When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it. Quick-Jump Index A Quick Summary of Transition Transition services are intended to prepare students to move from the world of school to the world of adulthood. Transition planning begins during high school at the latest. IDEA requires that transition planning start by the time the student reaches age 16. Transition planning may start earlier (when the student is younger than 16) if the IEP team decides it would be appropriate to do so.

Transition planning takes place as part of developing the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Not enough detail? Back to top. Functional Reading Tasks and IEP Goals - Autism Classroom Resources. Functional reading skills are critical for students on the spectrum and other disabilities.

Functional Reading Tasks and IEP Goals - Autism Classroom Resources

Reading is something that needs to be used and even students who are not book readers can often learn single sight words that can impact their independence in their communities. We need to make sure that our students have the ability to function as independently as possible and that includes being able to read signs, grocery ads, words on the job and words on menus. The Thanksgiving Menu Math that I talked about in an earlier post is an example of a task that includes both math and some functional reading. I thought I would use my Functional Reading Task Cards as an example for IEP goals for functional reading. These cards are loosely based on the Edmark Functional Word Series, although it doesn’t contain all the words and it includes a few other words I thought were important. So, let’s think about IEP goals for reading.

Telling Time For Children - Learning the Clock. Basic Skill Practice Games. Learning Coins for Elementary Children. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Learning Coins for Elementary Children

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games.

ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Learn to Count Money. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Learn to Count Money

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. PBS KIDS. Categories of Disability Under IDEA. March 2012 A legacy resource from NICHCY The nation’s special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA.

Categories of Disability Under IDEA

As part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities in the public schools, IDEA defines the term “child with a disability.” That definition includes specific disability terms, which are also defined by IDEA, as this webpage describes. The IDEA’s disability terms and definitions guide how States in their own turn define disability and who is eligible for a free appropriate public education under special education law. The definitions of these specific disability terms from the IDEA regulations are shown beneath each term listed below. Quick-Jump Links In the list below, if a disability term is linked, clicking on the link will take you to a fact sheet for that particular disability and to other related information. 1.

Back to top 2. 3. 4. 5. (d) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression. Special Education Resources. Autism Facts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that approximately 1 in 68 American children are on the autism spectrum.

Autism Facts

More specifically, it’s estimated that 1 in 42 boys, and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the US. This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children Autism does not discriminate across cultures, ethnicities, or SES. There is no definitive explanation for the increase in rates of diagnosis, however improved awareness and environmental factors are often given a potential reasons.

General consensus is that there is no single cause of autism, and further, it is likely to actually be a number of different developmental brain disorders that produce similar presentations. Autism Speaks notes that most cases of autism are thought to result from a combination of genetic predisposition and triggering environmental events that serve to influence early brain development. References. Free Math Worksheets @ MathSlice.