Inclusion & Special Education

Professional Development & Consulting

Progress in Grade Level Instruction

Federal law requires access to grade level instruction is provided to all students. This can pose a significant struggle for teachers who have students performing at varying levels below their grade’s benchmark who require significant support. To develop appropriate lessons, we will:

  • align standards to target unique entry points to grade level content

  • utilize visual supports

  • apply task analysis of complex skills

  • explore individualized supports

  • options for showing mastery

Empowering Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessionals have to keep many plates spinning working with students with various support needs. In this active, fast-paced workshop, we will focus on how to:

  • increase independence and decrease dependence in targeted students

  • use first-person language and visual aids in the classroom

  • uphold confidentiality laws for students receiving special education services

  • collect data to verify student growth

Follow up emails will provide participants with personalized resources that help them achieve their individual goals and maximize the transfer of workshop information to the classroom

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is required by law to be considered for every student eligible for special education services. In this training, we’ll discuss:

  • low, mid and high tech assistive technology options

  • resources for determining technologies that improve access to curriculum and increase learning

  • assessment forms to help assess individual student's assistive technology needs for accessing the curriculum

MATH in Inclusive Settings

Research-based collaborative trainings are designed to instruct teachers how to teach students with disabilities in an inclusive educational setting. 

With the goal of building student confidence while readying them for the Mathematics TEKS, we will address and explore how to:

  • increase test scores and improve accountability

  • use concrete, semi-concrete, and abstract processes

  • use visual supports, manipulatives, supplemental aids and assistive technology

  • use collaboration and special education to reduce students’ stress

Adapting Grade Appropriate Literature for Students with Significant Support Needs

Supporting access to instructional literacy by adapting grade appropriate text

Educators are legally required to give all students  access to grade level text. This workshop outlines these responsibilities, then explores:

  • multi-sensory, digital and audio resources

  • how to select appropriate content from published material

  • how to adapt content while maintaining the meaning of its intent.

  • This workshop will culminate in participants making a digital book appropriate for classroom use.