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At PaTTAN, our goal is to provide educators with a breadth of publications that are grounded in proven best practices and a deep research base, reflecting a commitment to school improvement. PaTTAN offers publications on a variety of topics, all focused on improving educational results for students with and without disabilities.

Whether you are just starting out in the field of education, or you want to improve upon the work you and your team are already doing, let PaTTAN support you with the expertise of our educational consultants. Pennsylvania educators, school administrators, and families can view, download, and order PaTTAN publications mailed to their school or home.

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PA Guidelines for Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) cover image
July 31, 2008

PA Guidelines for Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

The following guidelines provide direction and assistance to schools, specifically multidisciplinary evaluation teams, conducting comprehensive evaluations for students who are suspected to have specific learning disabilities (SLD). The 2008 Chapter 14 special education regulations of the State Board of Education are used throughout these guidelines as the critical source document of reference. The Pennsylvania regulations are based on, and in some references go beyond, the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) 2006 regulations. Consequently, the IDEA regulations are also referenced to provide additional context for these guidelines.
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June 30, 2009

Bureau of Special Education Credential of Competency for Special Education Instructional Paraprofessionals in Pennsylvania

The PDE, BSE has developed a Credential of Competency for special education paraprofessionals to help them achieve "qualified" status as required by Chapter 14. This brochure provides information about the Credential, including the 10 standards that define what paraprofessionals need to know and be able to do.
Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD): A Factsheet cover image
April 30, 2010

Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD): A Factsheet

Schools in Pennsylvania may opt to use the Response to Instruction and Intervention Process to identify students with specific learning disabilities. This two-page document summarizes the Pennsylvania Guidelines for Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD).
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April 30, 2011

Supplementary Aids and Services (Spanish)

This fact sheet (in Spanish) provides the definition and purpose of supplementary aids and services as well as a framework for considering the full range of supplementary aids and services.
Obtaining Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): A Quick Guide for Local Education Agencies cover image
May 31, 2011

Obtaining Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): A Quick Guide for Local Education Agencies

This fact sheet outlines LEA and IEP team responsibilities for providing AIM for eligible students.
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May 31, 2011

Watch Me Grow- Brochure

This Early Intervention child find and family information brochure is a statewide public awareness document utilized by all Infant/Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention Programs. The brochure includes common language to describe Early Intervention so parents know that their child receives Early Intervention services regardless of where they live throughout the state. The brochure can be used for families, early care and education agencies providers, physicians, child find activities, etc. Additional copies are available through Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) by contacting Laura Copenhaver, "lcopenhaver@tiu11.org(lcopenhaver@tiu11.org)":lcopenhaver@tiu11.org
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June 30, 2011

Keys to Successful Early Childhood Inclusion

Parents and professionals across the commonwealth met in local forums to discuss ways to increase inclusive opportunities for our youngest children and create communities where all belong. They identified eight Keys to Successful Inclusive Practices, which are described in this publication.
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June 30, 2011

Problem Solving in Early Intervention - Spanish version

Spanish version - Problem Solving in Early Intervention. This publication is intended to help parents of children receiving early intervention understand their procedural safeguards, parent rights and how to problem solve when they have concerns about their child's early intervention program. Revised May 2014.
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June 30, 2011

Early Intervention Brochure

This Early Intervention child find and family information brochure is a statewide public awareness document utilized by all Infant/Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention Programs. The brochure includes common language to describe Early Intervention so parents know that their child receives Early Intervention services regardless of where they live throughout the state. The brochure can be used for families, early care and education agencies providers, physicians, child find activities, etc. Additional copies are available through Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) by contacting connecthelp@tiu11.org.
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June 30, 2011

Early Intervention Program Guidance for Developing a Behavior Support Policy

This publication provides guidance for writing a positive behavior support policy which is required for all Early Intervention programs to give program-wide guidance on developing individual behavior support strategies, goals, and plans.

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