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A Checklist of Knowledge and Skills for Teachers Supervising Paraprofessionals in Preschool‐12 Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Paraprofessionals
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2008
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
This guideline document is intended to provide educators in Connecticut with recommended practices concerning eligibility determination, assessment, and program services for students with serious emotional disturbance (SED). As described in these guidelines, students with SED exhibit atypical behavior that is persistent, generalized and extended over time and situations. Their atypical behavior adversely affects their educational performance and is significantly deviant from and infrequently seen among their age-level peers. Although many students may at times exhibit disturbing school behavior that appears consonant with the definition of serious emotional disturbance, they are not necessarily eligible for special education services. The absence of key distinguishing features (e.g., pervasiveness, limited control of their actions) will preclude some students from meeting the criteria for having…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Behavior
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2000
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Overview: Occupational therapy and the occupational therapist’s role in educational settings have evolved along with educational reforms. More recently therapists, school administrators, and teachers are searching for service models relevant to educational environments and curriculum. Parents, students and school personnel seek collaboration, mutual decisionmaking, and inclusion of students with their peers as much as possible. However, the education and training for occupational therapists covers services in many settings such as hospitals, nursing homes and schools. They are trained to assist people of all ages, using diverse therapy approaches. URL: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/OTGuidelines.pdf Publication Date: 1999 Content Type: Occupational Therapy, ISSS, Guidelines Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 1999
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Overview: Physical therapy and the physical therapist’s role in educational settings have evolved along with educational reforms. More recently therapists, school administrators and teachers are searching for service models relevant to educational environments and curriculum. Parents, students, and school personnel seek collaboration, mutual decision-making, and inclusion of students with their peers as much as possible. However, the education and training for physical therapists covers services in many settings such as hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Training includes assisting people of all ages, using diverse therapy approaches. URL: http://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/PTGuidelines.pdf Publication Date: 1999 Content Type: Physical Therapy, ISSS, Guidelines Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 1999
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Overiew: Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Determining Eligibility for Speech and Language Services Under IDEA is designed to facilitate the implementation of consistent practices in Connecticut for determining children’s eligibility for speech and language services as special education or as a related service. These practices focus on four major areas: early intervening services, evaluation procedures, documentation and Planning and Placement Team (PPT) decisions about eligibility. This publication is the revised edition of Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Volume II: Determining Eligibility for Special Education Speech and Language Services, which was published as a working draft in 1999. This edition includes revisions required by the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (called the Individuals with Disabilities Education…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2008
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
View a tutorial that describes revisions to the Guidelines for determining eligibility. Powerpoint tutorial with embedded notes.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Support Services
  • Source SERC, CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2008
  • Resource Type file: .PPT(X), presentation
This compilation of standards has been developed to guide school districts in their efforts to ensure that the programs and services provided by their pupil services staff are of the highest caliber and provide optimal benefit to the school community. The document should help school districts achieve a clear, thoughtful, programmatic focus, plan and implement effective programs and services, enhance the organization and management of pupil services, and provide services in a manner consistent with best professional practice. It should also help inform school administrators and other school personnel about the diverse roles and functions that pupil services specialists can perform, thus promoting understanding and enhanced use of the expertise of these school professionals. URL: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/QPPupilSrves.pdf Publication Date: 1999 Content…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 1999
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Whenever there is a school shooting or some other highly publicized crisis event that envelops schools, we are asked by the media for our perspective on the role of mental health in schools across the country. Here are five of the most frequently asked questions and our responses. Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source UCLA
  • Year of Publication 2011
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
This article by SERC Consultant Ruth Kirsch, Ph.D., LCSW discusses ADD/ADHD in the classroom.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2005
  • Resource Type Article (web page)
This compilation of standards has been developed to guide school districts in their efforts to ensure that the programs and services provided by their pupil services staff are of the highest caliber and provide optimal benefit to the school community. The document should help school districts achieve a clear, thoughtful, programmatic focus, plan and implement effective programs and services, enhance the organization and management of pupil services, and provide services in a manner consistent with best professional practice. It should also help inform school administrators and other school personnel about the diverse roles and functions that pupil services specialists can perform, thus promoting understanding and enhanced use of the expertise of these school professionals. URL: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/QPPupilSrves.pdf Publication Date: 1999 Content…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Support Services
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 1999
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
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