The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, under the leadership of Marcella E. Franczkowski, recently hosted “Everyone Has Something to ADD!” with national expert Dr. Jenny Root. After the conference, Nancy Schmitt interviewed Dr. Root to explore the central themes of her presentation.
Specially designed instruction, defined by IDEA as “adaptations to the content, method, or delivery of instruction,” is the foundation of special education.
Service delivery models refer to the framework for the delivery of special education services. For example, services may be direct or indirect.
Assistive technology should be part of a thoughtful, integrated, data-informed approach to support students across educational environments and not seen as a stand-alone service delivered by one specialist, said Marcella E. Franczkowski.
Two Howard County Public School colleagues looked at the future of both students and technology and designed a unique block-coding program to help kids grow educationally and therapeutically.
These modules integrate evidence-informed content with technology to provide an interactive experience for adult learners. Participants will learn new information, apply their learning, and finally assess their understanding through the unique features of the modules.
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Response to Intervention (RtI) seeks to ensure students get the support they need as soon as a weakness is identified.
Response to Intervention can be based on a problem-solving model which has been used in many settings or a standard protocol approach.