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Decreasing inappropriate behaviors for students can be a formidable task in education today. As a result, Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are both incredibly helpful and can sometimes seem overwhelming. When a student’s behavior is inhibiting his/her own learning or the learning of others in...

A key element in helping teens cope with stress starts with an individual being aware of what causes their stress. Responsibilities, work intensity, broken routines, illness, and emotional and environmental factors can all contribute to a teen’s stress level. Their ability to manage stress is...

While self-advocacy is important life skill for all individuals, in many cases it is even more essential for Transition age students (ages 14-18). Self-advocacy involves understanding personal motivations while developing goals. ...

Educators work with students of all different abilities and needs. Unfortunately, some of the toughest students have cognitive and/or behavioral needs that can make the education process difficult for many. What follows in this blog is a series of helpful guidelines that can be...

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...