Child Outcomes Summary Forms November 30, 2016

With IEP season also comes the opportunity to revisit COS forms, including completing Time 2 data for those students transitioning to kindergarten or exiting special education.

 

As teams summarize information on student prog...

It has become common practice that Child Outcome Summary Forms (COSF) are only reviewed when a child enters and exits the preschool program.  In reviewing the COSF so infrequently, the IEP team misses a key opportunity to integrate the COSF process into the annual IEP review as...

Children with disabilities have been shown to have low rates of engagement during group activities and higher rates during routines (i.e., meal time) and free play (Kemp, Kishida, Carter, & Sweller, 2013). When planning instruction, it is important to find balance between teacher-dir...

One approach that is simple to implement and inclusive of children with and without disabilities is called Big Paper. Big Paper involves seating small groups of children around a large piece of bulletin board or butcher paper that is placed across a table or on the floor.
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Developing children’s interests during the preschool years is particularly important so that they learn to extend their ability to focus and maintain attention at an early age. Planning for children to spend sustained time with focused content and prioritizing the quality of learning e...