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 an efficient method of organizing and reviewing data… [Read more…] Using Child Outcomes for IEP Development
The Virginia Assistive Technology website features Consideration of Assistive Technology in the IEP, a guidance document that contains forms, and resources to assist IEP teams with the decision making process. Research Consideration of assistive technology devices and services is an important factor in the lives of students with disabilities. The IDEA(1997) and the IDEIA(2004)… [Read more…] Considering AT? More Than a Checkbox!
Incorporating these standards into each child’s IEP poses new challenges for educators who are more accustomed to writing goals on basic developmental skills. However, standards-based IEPs become a necessity when we consider that a primary goal for early education is school readiness. In 2007, the Virginia Department of Education released the Foundation Blocks for… [Read more…] For Future Reference: Writing Standards-Based IEPs in Preschool
After implementation of accommodations and modifications, the ongoing collection of data and analysis is necessary to determine the suitability of the technology. Research Assistive Technology is a relatively new phrase first coined in 1982 by John Williams who wrote an article for the Washington Post describing a talking terminal (FCTD, 2008). Being in the infancy… [Read more…] Evidence-based Practice and Assistive Technology