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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July 24, 2017
This document indicates OSEP's approval of Pennsylvania's State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
October 20, 2015
This publication addresses how the Learning Media Assessment is used to help individualized education program (IEP) teams when developing IEPs for students who are blind or visually impaired.
June 1, 2019
This guide provides information that is specific to local educational agencies (LEAs) in Pennsylvania about the elements of effective AT acquisition and funding.
April 1, 2019
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.
March 1, 2017
The purpose of this framework is to help school teams assess a student's ability to visually access a communication system/display and to address the impact of environmental issues.
August 1, 2019
This guide provides educators and administrators with an overview of information to assist in understanding Pennsylvania’s system of behavioral health services for children and their families.
June 5, 2017
As the number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has grown, so has the need for effective educational interventions. Addressing the needs of students with autism is best accomplished through a team approach and a key member of that team can be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This guide describes the role of BCBAs, the educational path toward achieving this designation, standards of practice for behavior analysts, and guidelines for educational practice.
July 1, 2019
The purpose of this Return to School Protocol is to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) in understanding the importance of monitoring a student’s return to academics following a concussion.
September 1, 2019
BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, & Students) A Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program This rack card provides information about the School Re-Entry Consulting Program designed to assist Pennsylvania schools in creating education plans for students following acquired brain injury.
October 21, 2019
This quarterly bulletin provides news from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education.