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Description: The United States Department of Education (USDOE) requires states to report data for Indicator 7, Child Outcomes. States report on the percent of preschoolers with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved child outcomes in three areas: Positive social-emotional skills, Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, and Use of appropriate behavior to meet their needs. To report data, states must have information about children's functioning between the time they enter and...
Description: Presented by: Christopher Bugaj Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent,...
Description: Presented by: Christopher Bugaj If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session the autor examines practices for...