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  • Practical Perspective: Skill Maintenance Over the Summer

    Summer is almost here, and another school year is quickly coming to an end! This month we want to provide a few ideas for summer supports that can assist students to maintain their skill levels and promote a smooth transition to the 2018-2019 school year.
  • 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.
  • Practical Perspective: Incorporating Supplemental Resources

    Did you know that ALL of Attainment’s curricular resources come with a disc or flash drive that contain PDFs of student materials and an image library?
  • Practical Perspective: Celebrating Success

    It’s that time of the year when we review our programs and services to identify successes and needed improvements. In the next two administrator awareness blogs, we’ll explore celebrating successes & planning for areas of improvement.
  • Practical Perspective: An Inclusive Classroom

    At the Wisconsin SLP Institute this spring, Dr. Paula Kluth spoke about active and collaborative strategies for inclusive classrooms. I found it refreshing to hear so many ideas that would allow students who are nonverbal and using an AAC device or strategy be successful in an inclusive classroom.
  • Practical Perspective: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    Did you know that in 2015, 34.9% of people with disabilities in the US, ages 18-64 and living in the community, were employed compared to 76.0% of people without disabilities? That's a gap of 41.1 percent! How can we change those numbers?
  • Practical Perspective: Professional Development

    It’s time to plan your 2018-2019 professional development.  Beyond the relentless testing schedule – spring is the perfect time of the year to assess your service delivery!
  • Practical Perspective: Model-Lead-Test Direct Instruction Approach

    As teachers, we often measure the success of our instructional lessons by the instructional gains our students make. Research shows that evidence-based teaching strategies are likely to have the largest impact on student results. This month, we are going to focus on the direct instruction approach called Model-Lead-Test.
  • Practical Perspective: Attainment Academy

    Attainment Academy provides training and educational courses from experts in the field, using best practices, evidence-based methods, and successful models of support, all of which will positively impact your professional career. Attain your continuing education goals through this new professional development online series!
  • Practical Perspective: Getting the Most Out of Story-Based Lessons          

    Several Attainment products utilize story-based lessons or a read-aloud approach when teaching literacy skills. While the scripted instruction is wonderful for fidelity and using effective strategies, there are additional steps you can take to get the most from these lessons.

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