Practical Perspective: Addressing Areas of Improvement


You’ve probably learned a lot from your staff and students this year.  In addition to celebrating success, it’s time to put a practical plan with lasting impacts in place for the 2018 - 2019 school year.


How do you currently assess your autism and low incidence disability program, and service delivery models?  Do you have a practical method to collect and analyze that data?   There are several critical areas for review:  environment safety & set-up, evidence-based strategies, differentiated instruction, student response modes, behavior management, and staff collaboration/interaction.

When leadership and direct service staff for low incidence disabilities collaborate and determine a limited number of areas for improvement, success is attainable.  There are many tools that allow for quick and easy data capture and analysis from paper-based to digitally-based.  Attainment has partnered with university experts across the U.S. to provide structure to improvement planning.

Planning and improvement occur in comfortable steps:

  1. ) Identify stakeholders for input & implementation
  2. ) Gather & review data
  3. ) Determine areas for improvement
  4. ) Write practical and attainable action plans
  5. ) Gather data & adjust plans (if needed)
  6. ) Celebrate improvement successes

Here are links for commonly used special education improvement tools:

  1. ) ALCOT- Specific to Autism & Low-incidence
  2. ) General Special Education
  3. ) Teacher Professional Development Plan


Contact [email protected] to receive information on university experts for autism & low incidence disabilities near you!

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