Often students with autism are not able to indicate their preferences and dislikes. Things that are reinforcing or rewarding for one student may be really unpleasant for another student. As teachers, we cannot assume that our favorite things and activities would also be preferred by others. Conducting a preference assessment is important and critical to… [Read more…] Evidence Based Instructional Practice-Why Conduct a Preference Assessment with My Students?
The I’m Determined (IMD) Project, which promotes self-determination skills for students with disabilities, is a successful program with far-reaching influence. Currently, IMD’s tools and strategies are being implemented in 7 countries, 30 states, and over 70 school divisions in Virginia. Successful teachers are able to incorporate core components of IMD such as decision making, goal setting, self-regulation, and self-advocacy… [Read more…] Virginia’s I’m Determined Project
Resources Available for the NEW 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning During the spring of 2017, the Virginia Department of Education held several Math SOL Institutes across the state to support the implementation of the new 2016 Math Standards of Learning. During these sessions, participants deepened their understanding of the 2016 Math SOL Standards by reviewing… [Read more…] 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning Resources
As the school year begins and we consider how to contribute to students’ success, this issue of the T-TAC Network News provides a reminder that relationships matter. Build positive and supportive relationships from the start of this school year with the following six resources. Read more about the research linking positive relationships with student achievement… [Read more…] First Things First: Positive Relationships are linked to Student Engagement and Achievement
Greetings, I am excited to join the dedicated team of professionals at T-TAC ODU as the Assistive Technology Specialist. I have over 25 years of experience as both an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist providing support to students and adults with disabilities and their teachers. I look forward to continuing those efforts as a… [Read more…] Exciting News in AT at T-TAC ODU