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  1. 2020-21 Webinar 6: Sorting Through the Details of Addressing Swallowing and Feeding in the Schools.
    This session will provide functional information on how to take the information presented on the essentials of addressing swallowing and feeding and to begin addressing it in their district. The details that will be discussed are: identifying team model and team members, roles and responsibilities of essential team members, working with the cafeteria staff to provide appropriate meal trays, working with the parents/guardians and physicians. Session will include working with the classroom staff and implementing the step-by-step procedure.

  2. The Monthly Monitor: Updates for State & Federal Programs

    The Monthly Monitor provides current information for program staff responsible for oversight of federal and state requirements. Webinar-based meetings include relevant and timely information on topics related to program and fiscal compliance and other related items. Meetings also provide opportunities for participants to network with other state and federal program staff within the region.


  3. 2020-21 Webinar 7: Doin’ the three-step: Intentionally moving language forward through augmentative communication: Focus on Language
    There’s nothing about being nonverbal or having limited verbal language that dictates the language capabilities. This presentation will focus on building language through an alternative symbol system. Language developmental milestones for verbal language will be applied to an augmentative communication system- speech generating device and low-tech communication board. First language learning theory, second-language theory, and Dual-Symbol Immersion theory will be applied.

  4. DCSI School Support
    Provide online technical assistance to regional District Coordinators of School Improvement (DCSI) to ensure school improvement programs operate in accordance with state and federal guidelines. School support services include: (1) assistance in interpreting state and federal formula and discretionary grant mandates including federal programs and state statutory requirements; (2) provide support with school improvement related grant applications, (4) support LEAs’ Targeted Improvement plan (TIP) and Turnaround Plan (TAP) development, deployment and evaluation to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates, and (5) deliver continuous school improvement process updates to support district and campus interventions.

  5. 2020-21 Webinar 8: Doin’ the three-step: Intentionally moving language forward through augmentative communication: Begin Augmenting
    The idea that you may begin augmenting as soon as it is known that language development is delayed is not a new idea. However, the urgency of that decision, the inclusion of guided topics with families, and the decision of the first steps for augmenting can be convoluted. By making your decisions based on language development will re-shape and guide each step leading to language development,

  6. SPP 13: Tips not Tricks

    Join us for a virtual workshop on tips for a successful SPP 13 submission.  

    Indicator 13 is the percent of youth aged 16 and above with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that includes appropriate measurable post-secondary goals that are annually updated and based upon multiple pieces of data including an age appropriate transition assessment, transition services, and courses of study, that will reasonably enable the student to meet those post-secondary goals, as well as annual IEP goals related to the student’s transition services needs. Further, there must be evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services are to be discussed and evidence that, if appropriate, a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP Team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority.
    Data collection 
    Data for Indicator 13 must be entered by a Data Entry Agent or LEA Certifier into the web-based SPP 13 application by accessing the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL). The District Certifier is responsible for ensuring that the data are accurate and therefore, must be knowledgeable of the process. The district data entry agent and district certifier will enter district data collectively when necessary. Once entered and complete, the district certifier will certify the data. The TEAL application for Indicator 13 will open April 1, 2020. Every district which meets the data collection criteria must complete and certified status by August 14, 2020, regardless of whether the district has student data to enter.

  7. 2020 21 Webinar 9 : Doin’ the three-step: Intentionally moving language forward through augmentative communication: Make a Decision on the personal system
    Decisions begin by asking good questions. The key question related to determining a personal AAC system is: What is the goal for language using a personal augmentative communication system? Additional questions include: What is the current communication? Who needs to be involved? What needs to be evaluated? How will the evaluation be conducted? Where will the AAC system be supported? Asking valuable questions and analyzing the answers will result in plans that are focused on developing language, in ways that language is developed.

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