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Book of Ideas (General and Special Education: Learning Styles and Instructional Strategies)
A resource book for families and schools as they consider accommodations, modifications and supports to improve student success in the classroom. Offers suggestions for differentiated learning that can be used by school assistance teams, IEP teams to meet student needs under NCLB & IDEA. Includes multiple intelligences, learning styles, literacy, inclusive education and student assessment. (Parent Information and Resource Center/PIRC and Parent Training and Information Center/PTIC)
How Can I Help This Child (Sensory Integration)
Sensory integration is all about a person's ability to organize and process sensory information and to use that information to make appropriate responses. Learning about sensory integration helps fill in missing pieces about how our children learn. Great tool for families, teachers & service providers. (Parent Training and Information Center/PTIC)
Mission Transition (Early Childhood and beyond)
A practical guide to help parents and children transition from head start or other pre-k setting to elementary school. Tips for dealing with change and ideas to consider for each of the stages of the transition process. (Parent Information and Resource Center/PIRC)
Practical Inclusive Education in NM (General and Special Education)
An informative booklet designed for families and schools as they examine ways to improve outcomes for all students. Based on the latest research, the booklet includes examples and tips for inclusive school practices based on meaningful participation in a full range of learning opportunities. (Parent Training and Information Center/PTIC and Parent Information and Resource Center/PIRC)
Response to Intervention_RTI (General and Special Education)
English: One major change in the law is the emphasis on early intervention services for children who are at risk for academic and/or behavioral problems. The idea is to intervene early with evidence-based strategies before a child fails and becomes so far behind that they require special education.
Using the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, when a student struggles with academic tasks or presents challenging or at-risk behaviors, we ask: "Is this child getting the instruction that he or she needs to succeed." We don't wait for students to fail. We act immediately to get the student the help needed. This model guides Student Assistance Teams (SATs) in New Mexico follow to successfully meet the needs of all students.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) require more accountability for schools to provide high quality instruction for all children. This book unravels the complex requirements of the laws with ways that families, schools and other stakeholders are involved in the continuous process of school improvement. The book covers data based decision making and the pressing need for of clear, easy to understand reports to the public. Topics include family involvement, NCLB, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), IDEA, State Performance Plan indicators and the Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS) to improve student outcomes.