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7 Most Common Legal Errors for Special Educators to Avoid in the Transition Planning Process

One of the age-old fears of being a special educator is the reality that you may make a legal error in your service and engagement in the transition planning process.r …

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Special Education Conferences 2024

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The Biggest Challenges in Special Education in 2024

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Special Education Leader Insights

Leadership Spotlight: Jody Sharp

The Ori Learning Leadership Spotlight Series is dedicated to showcasing outstanding educational leaders who are ...
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Transition Articles

What Is An Individual Transition Plan?

  For students with disabilities, transitioning from the structured environment of K-12 education to adulthood ...
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What Does an SEL Specialist Do?

What does an SEL specialist do? Over the past two decades, social-emotional learning (SEL) has ...
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FAPE Checklist for Special Education Leaders

The requirement of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in US legislation has existed in ...
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Special Education Professional Development

Special education professional development is directed at teachers, but it is ultimately for the benefit ...
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Enhancing Social Engagement: A Guide to Peer Interaction IEP Goals

  Peer interaction is vital for social development, allowing students to build relationships, share experiences, ...
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Special Ed Compliance

Special Education Law Conferences 2024

Introduction We have selected seven special education law conferences in 2024 that we believe you ...
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Transition Articles

IEP Goals to Overcome Negative Self-Talk in Students

Negative self-talk can significantly impact students’ academic performance, self-esteem, and overall mental health. Creating IEP ...
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Developing Asking for Help IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

  Asking for help is a crucial skill that fosters independence and self-advocacy among students ...
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Enhancing Concentration: IEP Goals for Improved Focus and Attention

  Focus and attention are critical skills for academic success and effective learning. This guide ...
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Creating Personal Space Awareness: Crafting IEP Goals for Students with Special Needs

  Respecting personal space is a critical social skill that helps students navigate their interactions ...
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Special Education Certification Programs

Certification in special education, or any educational field, serves multiple roles in the teaching profession, ...
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Transition Articles

Developing Self-Regulation IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

  Self-regulation is a critical skill that allows students to manage their emotions, behaviors, and ...
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Special Education Conferences 2024

Introduction Conferences offer special educators the opportunity to discover the latest research, innovative strategies, and ...
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Transition Articles

Establishing Effective Organizational IEP Goals: Methods and Examples

Negative self-talk can significantly impact students’ academic performance, self-esteem, and overall mental health. Creating IEP ...
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Special Education Leader Insights

How to Become a Director of Special Education

The role of Director of Special Education is responsible for shaping the educational experience of ...
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Transition Articles

Developing Functional Money IEP Goals for Students with Disabilities

Developing Functional Money IEP Goals for Students with Disabilities Effective money management is crucial for ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Task Initiation Goals in IEPs

  Task initiation is a critical executive function skill that enables students to begin tasks ...
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5 Critical Safety Skills for Transition-Age Students with Mild to Mild-Moderate Disabilities

Introduction Shane Spiker (PhD, BCBA, IBA, LBA) is a behavior analyst who has been providing ...
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Addressing School Avoidance Through Effective IEP Goals: A Detailed Guide

  School avoidance, characterized by a student’s reluctance or refusal to attend school, can significantly ...
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Developing Community Safety IEP Goals for Students with Disabilities

Community safety is essential for students with disabilities to live independently and confidently navigate various ...
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Transition Articles

Alternate Assessments in Special Education: Beyond Standardized Testing

Introduction to assessments in special education Assessment is a foundational tool in education which helps ...
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Transition Planning IEP Toolkit

Elevate Your Team’s Approach to IEP Meetings Our Transition Planning Rubric is designed to support district ...
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Developing Daily Living Skills IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

  Daily living skills are essential for students to manage personal and practical tasks independently. ...
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Enhancing Social Integration with Friendship IEP Goals: Your Essential Guide

  Friendships are fundamental to a student’s social and emotional development. This guide aims to ...
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Leadership Spotlight: Dr. Heidi M. Lambert

The Ori Learning Leadership Spotlight Series is dedicated to showcasing outstanding educational leaders who are ...
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Transition Articles

Developing Social Cues IEP Goals: Your Guide with Detailed Examples

Mastering social cues is vital for students to engage successfully in social interactions and understand ...
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IEP Goals for Students with ADHD: Key Considerations & Examples

Creating effective Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals is crucial for supporting students with Attention Deficit ...
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How to Set Effective Perspective-Taking IEP Goals

  Perspective-taking is a crucial social cognitive skill that helps students understand and consider other ...
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Transition Articles

Preparing for a Transition IEP Meeting: 11 Important Tips

Creating a comprehensive Individualized Education Program (IEP) is among the most challenging, extensive, and detailed ...
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Transition Articles

8 Tips for Engaging Students in the Transition Planning Process

Transitioning from school to the next stages of life is a pivotal moment for students ...
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Developing Reading Comprehension IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

Reading comprehension is a critical skill for academic success and lifelong learning. This guide is ...
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Transition Articles

How Can We Aid the Transition of Students with Autism To Employment?

Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a condition which is characterized by ...
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Building Autonomy: Effective IEP Goals for Independent Functioning

  Independent functioning is essential for students to manage their daily activities and learning without ...
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7 Common Legal Errors in Transition Planning

How to Avoid the Most Common Legal Errors in Transition Planning?   Navigating the legalities ...
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IEP Accommodations: Best Practices for Successful Implementation

Table of Contents Accommodations made to Individual Education Plans (IEPs) support students in overcoming hurdles ...
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Strategic Approaches to Safety Awareness IEP Goals for Special Education

  Safety awareness is a critical component of education for students with special needs, helping ...
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A Guide to IEP Goals for Successful Task Completion

  Task completion is a critical skill for student success in educational settings and beyond. ...
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Developing Emotional Regulation IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

  Emotional regulation is essential for students to manage their feelings constructively and engage successfully ...
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Leadership Spotlight: Dr. Gwen Coffey

The Ori Learning Leadership Spotlight Series is dedicated to showcasing outstanding educational leaders who are ...
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Special Education Leader Insights

Does Online Learning Work for Special Needs Students?

Online learning has become an integral part of the wider educational paradigm thanks to the ...
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Transition Articles

Strategies for Developing Effective Impulse Control IEP Goals

  Impulse control is a critical skill that involves the ability to pause and think ...
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3 Steps to Boost Your Transition Planning

When I have the opportunity to speak with special education directors, I ask as many ...
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Executive Functioning IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

Executive functioning is essential for students to plan, organize, and complete tasks. This guide aims ...
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Special Education Leader Insights

The Biggest Challenges in Special Education in 2024

While special education in the US is facing significant roadblocks both in terms of funding ...
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Addressing Special Education Teacher Burnout

Special education requires its teaching staff to facilitate a positive environment for students with diverse ...
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Transition Articles

Building Successful Behavior IEP Goals: Essential Tips and Examples

  Behavior management is crucial for ensuring that students with special needs can successfully engage ...
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Guiding Students to Success: Time Management Goals for IEPs

  Time management is a critical skill for students, particularly those with special needs, as ...
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Developing Work Completion IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples

  Work completion is a critical skill for academic success and lifelong learning. This guide ...
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Special Ed Compliance

How to Write SMART IEP Goals (With Examples)

As schools and districts continue to navigate a changing legal landscape with respect to individual ...
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Transition Articles

Transition Planning: Are We Failing 75% of Secondary Students with IEPs?

As special educators we are committed to providing the best possible learning outcomes for every ...
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A Guide to Setting IEP Goals for Improved Written Expression

  Written expression is a fundamental academic skill that involves the ability to convey ideas, ...
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A Framework for Adaptive Skills: Crafting IEP Goals for Student Independence

  Adaptive skills are essential for students to function and thrive independently in their everyday ...
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7 Self-Esteem Building Questions for Students

Educators know the benefits of having self-confident students. Whether working with kindergarteners or seniors, studies ...
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Elements of a Successful Transition Curriculum for Special Education

A successful transition curriculum for special education students is essential for preparing them for independent ...
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Special Ed Compliance

Special Education Teacher Shortage: 10 Things You Can Do to Address The Crisis

As all special education directors are painfully aware, the United States has an epidemic-level special ...
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Transition Articles

Developing Social Skills IEP Goals: Your Guide with Examples 

Social skills are crucial for the successful interaction and integration of students with special needs ...
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Special Education Leader Insights

Special Education Problems We Are Not Solving

Providing accessible education to children with special needs is a battle that educators, academic institutions, ...
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What Is UDL’s Role in Special Education?

Every learner is unique, carrying with them a diverse array of interests, needs, and abilities. ...