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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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Pennsylvania's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports System: Defining and Managing Challenging Behaviors
May 1, 2019

Pennsylvania's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports System: Defining and Managing Challenging Behaviors

This publication focuses on "clearly defined and consistently implemented systemic procedures for dealing with misbehavior," a critical feature of an effective schoolwide behavior system.
Secondary Transition: Promoting Independent Living While Still in School
May 1, 2019

Secondary Transition: Promoting Independent Living While Still in School

There are many aspects of independence for a young person with a disability and family members to consider. Independence can be defined as the ability to decide how a person wants to live, participate, and access community resources, as well as the level of supports that a person may need to be successful. This fact sheet assists in beginning the discussion.
 
The Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project
May 1, 2019

The Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project

This brochure provides information about deaf-blindness and the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project. Through PaTTAN, the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project offers a variety of training, technical assistance, and resources to assist educators and families in the areas of assessment, instruction, and family involvement activities.
Leadership in Literacy: Promoting Systemic Change to Build Success in Reading Achievement for ALL Students
April 24, 2019

Leadership in Literacy: Promoting Systemic Change to Build Success in Reading Achievement for ALL Students

This card describes training that is designed to ensure that principals deepen their understanding of the Science of Reading and Theoretical Models and promote and support their staff in increasing reading achievement for all students.
Secondary Transition: Understanding Self-Advocacy (Spanish)
April 18, 2019

Secondary Transition: Understanding Self-Advocacy (Spanish)

This fact sheet provides guidance for parents on how to discuss self-advocacy with their child.
Also available in English. 
Assistive Technology in the IEP: A Guide for IEP Teams
April 1, 2019

Assistive Technology in the IEP: A Guide for IEP Teams

Appropriate assistive technology (AT) devices and services can allow students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. The purpose of this brochure is to provide guidance to the special educators, related service providers, and parents as they develop Individual Education Programs (IEP) for students using assistive technology.
Communication Considerations for Children Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind
April 1, 2019

Communication Considerations for Children Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind

This brochure discusses communication options and supports that are key to the success of a child who is deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. It also emphasizes the role of the parent on the child's team and suggests resources for guidance and parental support.
Functional Behavioral Assessment Process
April 1, 2019

Functional Behavioral Assessment Process

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process of gathering information to understand the function (purpose) of behavior in order to write an effective Positive Behavior Support Plan. This publications explains the FBA process and includes a worksheet, which walks IEP teams through the steps of the process.
Special Education Resources for Families
April 1, 2019

Special Education Resources for Families

Do you have questions about . . .
  • The special education process or your rights?
  • Your child’s Evaluation Report (ER), Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or other documents?
  • Working with your child’s school or IEP team?
  • Ways that youth with disabilities can participate in their own educational and transition planning?
. . . If so, these free resource organizations can help with answers! These organizations can also assist families whose primary language is not English.

This publication is written in English on one side, and in Spanish on the reverse side.
 
Secondary Transition: Customized Employment
April 1, 2019

Secondary Transition: Customized Employment

This fact sheet explains the process of customized employment for students with disabilities. Available in English and Spanish. 

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