• Understanding the IEP Process: The Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) Process
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    Understanding the IEP Process: The Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) Process

    (female) IAT stands for… This is really a place where we start providing interventions and we try to fine-tune those interventions if we know a child is having problems. The IAT process is the step where teachers have been in contact with parents but want parents to see the entire team: an administrator, the school nurse, the school psych, the teachers involved– a general ed teacher, an intervention specialist. They are the people who come up with ideas to see: How can we change this up? What can we do to address this child’s needs in a way that might be meaningful? The goal is not to lead to special…

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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool: Christine’s Story

    I will always look back at my daughter’s pre-school days with so much appreciation! She was unable to participate in a lot of Early Intervention activities due to her health condition, so when she was approaching the age of 3 we were excited and very eager to have her start. The Early Intervention transition specialist was so kind and supportive when making all the arrangements for her very first IEP! I remember sitting in her pre-school classroom surrounded by a myriad of professionals and just thinking, wow! Who are you , what am I doing, what do I want…so many questions, so overwhelming! In the end we all came together…

  • Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool:  Tina’s Story
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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool: Tina’s Story

    Having your child go off to school for the first time is naturally hard. When it came time for my son, who has special healthcare needs and disabilities, it was terrifying. Because of his disabilities, he qualified for special education preschool at age three. Just the thought of letting my 3 year old go off to school on a bus was more than I felt we were ready to handle, after all, at three – he was still my baby. Our Early Intervention specialists and school district consultants and teachers came to my home and met with me. We sat together and developed a plan for my son. The plan…

  • Early Intervention Creates Strong Starts: Ava’s Story
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    Early Intervention Creates Strong Starts: Ava’s Story

    Jennifer Bend: Some people call it ‘floppy baby syndrome.’ Something that’s supposed to naturally be an inborn reflex becomes an everyday battle. We got the phone call that Ava was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome. It is a micro-deletion on her 22nd chromosome that’s responsible for over 200 genes. That’s why we have ACHIEVA Early Intervention on board. Every resource that we can make available to her is what we’re trying to do. Anne Urso: I’m there to support the families and to provide tips and strategies to incorporate in their everyday lifestyle activities to promote growth and development. Their muscles are starting to create memory of what they’re doing so…

  • Transition form Early Intervention to Preschool Presentation – English
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    Transition form Early Intervention to Preschool Presentation – English

    Hi. I’m Robyn Chidester, and I’m the parent of a child who received Early Intervention Services. My son, Matthew, has down syndrome, so we wanted to make sure that he received all of the help that was available for him. If your child is receiving services in an Early Intervention program, it is important for you to understand your role in helping your child have a smooth transition when he or she turns three years old. In this presentation I am going to explain how this transition process works and what you as a parent need to know. Families are the most important people in a child’s life. Parenting is…

  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Components Walkthrough
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    Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Components Walkthrough

    Welcome to this walk through of the Indiana IEP behavioral components I believe it’s important for you to have some of the background information about how we got to where we are now and this process began with a request from the Department of Education Office of special education to provide a recommendation to them for a process to document the development of the behavior intervention plan in within the IEP system for statewide use so I began with drawing together a workgroup and you can see this started in 2015 the workgroup members and we chose individuals that had expertise in behavior expertise in educational practices with students with…

  • Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool:  Model IEP Meeting
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    Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool: Model IEP Meeting

    >>You may be wondering what will happen at your child’s transition IEP meeting. Let’s watch as Michelle and Justin prepare for their son, Hayden’s, IEP meeting. Hayden has been receiving services in an early intervention program, and he has been found eligible for special education preschool. Michelle and Justin want to be sure they are prepared to participate as members of the IEP team.>>You know, something I wanted to make sure that we brought up as well is getting him into a classroom where he’s getting the attention that he needs.>>Well, I feel better about going into the meeting now knowing at least we have our thoughts jotted down.>>Let’s join…

  • Why Classroom Behavior Interventions Do NOT Work│The Pitfalls of ABA
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    Why Classroom Behavior Interventions Do NOT Work│The Pitfalls of ABA

    has a behavior consultant in school settings more and more I get requests not just for services to address individuals with unique behavior needs but to also look at class or school-wide systems for teachers and administrators to implement all too often the learning of students both academic and the social benefits can be significantly impacted by the rules and contingencies or lack thereof that exists within the classroom the following addresses general ABA approach to classroom or group management systems and strategies miss Doyle is troubleshooting some of the most common concerns that I hear from teachers and administrators when providing supports in schools all through the foundations of…

  • See what an intervention specialist career at the ESC of Central Ohio looks like.
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    See what an intervention specialist career at the ESC of Central Ohio looks like.

    I’m Jamie Lowe, and I am an Intervention Specialist at Highland Park Elementary. As an ED Intervention Specialist, I teach students who have social problems and behavior disorders. I like working with the ESC, because I have a very supportive team. I work with a great team of related service providers and mental health specialists, behavior specialists. My coordinator’s amazing. My teaching assistants in my room are like my family, and we just work really well together, we feed off of each other and we’re able to work together to give the kids what they need. It’s really important to just get to know the kids, get to know who…

  • Behavioral Intervention Plans In Special Education | Special Education Decoded
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    Behavioral Intervention Plans In Special Education | Special Education Decoded

    – Hey there, I’m Luke. In today’s episode, we’re gonna talk all about Behavioral Intervention Plans or BIPs. Specifically, we will dive in to the details regarding the following primary areas. Number one, we will discuss the purpose of these commonly misunderstood plans. Number two, we will describe the when, the why and how of Behavioral Intervention Plans. Number three, we will describe different strategies, interventions and options in regards to a Behavioral Intervention Plan. All of this and so much more in today’s episode of Special Education Decoded. (upbeat music) Alright, first, let’s chat about what exactly a BIP, or Behavioral Intervention Plan, even is. Behavioral Intervention Plans are…