Transitioning to a workload approach in K-12 special education

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A recent 2022 Schools Survey conducted by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) revealed that 78 percent of clinical service providers rely on the caseload approach to determine the number of students they served. Traditionally, this caseload approach has revolved around the number of students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), Multi-Tiered System of Support/Response to Intervention (MTSS/RTI) and 504 plans.

Special education providers continue to use the caseload approach to guide them in counting the number of students they are expected to provide services to. School district administrators typically use these numbers to determine how they will distribute staff across schools to meet service delivery needs.…Read More

15 top special education blogs

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special-blogsSpecial education resources are in high demand, and while each student with special needs is different, special education teachers and support staff benefit from sharing best practices and strategies.

Technology enables global communication, and this is especially true for educators–special education teachers from across the country can collaborate online to share their favorite tools and interventions.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of 15 special educations blogs. This is by no means a complete list, however, and if you have a favorite special education blog to add to the list, let us know in the comments section below.…Read More