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Special Education

For more information about these resources, e-mail Special Education or call 713.744.6376.
 
 

 
sped-comm-boardsCLASSROOM COMMUNICATION BOARDS: TEACHER AND STUDENT KIT
An easy to use implementation guide made up of core vocabulary and academic fringe vocabulary.
Use this research-based tool, which has been refined through classroom use, to provide access to functional, foundational vocabulary the moment any child enters your educational setting to communicate and access early literacy. $110 per kit (contains a single enlarged teacher board, a teacher guide, and a set of 10 student communication boards).  ORDER ONLINE
 

 
741-1772LITERATURE-BASED ACTIVITIES: A SURPRISE FOR PENNI KIT
A series of literacy and math activities based on the lap book, A Surprise for Penni.
This literature-based kit provides many differentiated activities for small group instruction using a story.  Activities provided have been designed to meet various developmental levels.  $50 per kit  ORDER ONLINE
 
 
 
 

 
741-1919-coverEARLY CHILDHOOD INSTRUCTIONAL ADAPTATION PLANNING QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
A quick reference tool for early childhood educations on adaptations.
This guide outlines a process that can be used to help teachers develop adaptations to lessons that will allow students with disabilities to participate on an appropriate level or with accommodations. $50 per set of 10.  ORDER ONLINE
 
 
 
 
 

 
741-1932ACADEMICALLY BASED SPEECH-LANGUAGE SERVICES IN THE SCHOOL-BASED SETTING QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE – NEW!
A quick reference tool for SLPs working in the school setting.
This comprehensive quick reference guide outlines the roles and responsibilities for SLPs as they provide educationally relevant speech services to students. In addition, the guide can be used to educate school staff, parents, and ARD committee members about state and federal laws regarding speech and related services. Set of 10 for $50.  ORDER ONLINE
 
 

 
Professional Learning Sessions - Special Education
Dedicated to assisting the superheroes of special education in their quest to serve all students, no matter the disability or disadvantage.
Region 4 Special Education helps guide campuses and districts in supporting students with disabilities under federal IDEA requirements, offering assistance to meet the needs of all learners inclusive of all program settings.
 
Key Contact:  Ginger Gates, Ph.D | 713.744.6376
 
Some of the sessions available include:
 
Life Skills Institutes (critical issues to support teachers who instruct students with significant intellectual disabilities)  |  Session TBA
 
Standards-based IEP Process  |   February 5, 2019
 
Incorporating Core Vocabulary to Promote Academic Progress: Getting to the Core of Core Vocabulary  |  ​​November 27, 2018
 
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Boot Camp  |  ​January 8, 2019
 
 
Reading/Literacy
  • Finding, Adapting & Setting Up Access to Books for Students with Significant Disabilities  | ​ ​May 7, 2019
  • Literacy for Students with Significant Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  | ​Session TBA
  • Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction for Students with Disabilities  | ​Session TBA
 
Math
  • Making Math Meaningful for Students with Significant Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  | ​Session TBA
 
Writing
  • Getting Writing on the Radar for Students with Significant Disabilities  |  May 8, 2019
  • Write ON! Building Written Language Repertoires in Students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities
 
 
Teaching Vocabulary Intervention Techniques in Schools  | ​Session TBA
 
 
Search these terms online or click here for a full calendar of upcoming professional learning opportunities from Region 4 Special Education.
 

 

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7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708