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Transition planning is one of the most important and beneficial functions of having an IEP for students with special needs. Transition meetings are commonly held to discuss movement from one school level to another, or even from one job or program to another as a...

Once a child reaches the age required by their State and/or Indicator 13, they formally begin planning for their Transition to adult life including identifying postsecondary goals. Parental involvement in the transition process is essential since they accompany their child through their school and life...

Lack of self-control in students is a common area of concern in education today. Many administrators, teachers, and even fellow students can recognize it. Many educators would agree in order to avoid inappropriate student behaviors, modeling and teaching techniques for improving impulsivity in kids can...

All dedicated educators share the desire to help their students become positive and productive members of society.  Unfortunately, some students will never reach that goal due to factors including disabilities, family issues, and social/economic struggles.  We believe educators make a difference by learning about the...

Introduction to Transition Assessments When researching Transition or talking about it with educators, there are 2 main topics that come up which are Postsecondary Goals and Transition Assessments.   In this discussion, we'll be focusing on assessments.   Let's start by discussing what the law requires regarding these...

What Are Soft Skills? According to Wikipedia, soft skills include things like habits, attitudes, motivations, social skills, and communication.  These skills are important in all aspects of life - especially regarding employment.  Soft skills are an important part of gaining, maintaining, and advancing in employment.   Examples...

Starting Point for Improving Classroom Behavior Inappropriate classroom behavior is a problem that many students, administrators, and teachers are sure to face at some point. Most educators would agree that the best way to avoid inappropriate behaviors would be to start each year (or experience) with...

Important Aspects of Writing Compliant IEP Goals IEP goals are the backbone of the Individualized Education Plan.  In order to be compliant, IEP goals need to meet three important criteria including communicating what the student is working on that year, must be individualized based on student...