What are Self-Determination Skills? Self-determination skills allow an individual to exert control in making important life decisions. Associated skills include goal setting, problem solving, and self-advocacy (Burke, Raley, Shogren, Hagiwara, Mumbardo-Adam, Uyanik, & Behrens, 2018). The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project has identified 9 elements of self-determination. Teaching self-determination skills to students with… Read More Self-Determination Skills Resources
Our students who have intellectual disabilities represent a broad range of academic skills. Many such students are emergent readers and mathematicians who are working on pre-school or primary school-level concepts. With this in mind, let’s explore some pertinent research and resources related to math instruction. Existing research indicates that teaching basic math skills in the… Read More Using Storybooks to Teach Math
Dear School Administrators, You would likely agree that the interests and needs of your faculty members are as diverse as those of your student body. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss T-TAC Online, a treasure trove of curriculum and instructional resources. It is our hope that you will take a few moments… Read More Resources for Your Diverse Faculty
The term “intellectual disability” is used when describing a very broad and diverse group of students. Here, you will find information and resources for professionals whose students access the curriculum through the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOLs).
The I’M DETERMINED Project is all about helping students learn self-determination skills. Browse the site to learn about many great resources. You will find tools such as the One Pager and Good Day Plan, which help students take an active role in goal planning, the IEP process, transitioning, and behavior planning. Best of all, you will find templates for the tools, authentic student examples, and videos of teachers & students using these tools.
Are you in need of a little inspiration today? Check out this video and then “take the path that leads to awesome!”
Tar Heel Reader is a free site that offers thousands of high-interest e-books for students. All texts are switch accessible.
Writing with Alternative Pencils is a great option for students who cannot hold a writing utensil or use a keyboard.