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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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Communicating With and About People With Disabilities
October 27, 2020

Communicating With and About People With Disabilities

This publication describes how appropriate communication can emphasize a student’s value and potential.

 
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.
Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA): Instructional Sequence for Mathematics
January 4, 2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA): Instructional Sequence for Mathematics

This publication describes the concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction for mathematics. CRA is a framework for meeting the goals outlined by the National Mathematics Advisory Council and the requirements of the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
Considerations for Students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind as Schools Reopen
August 26, 2020

Considerations for Students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind as Schools Reopen

During this national pandemic, certain measures are being implemented that are creating increased barriers to learning and communication for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. In order to support schools as they develop their Health and Safety Plans, the following should be considered when planning virtual and in-person instruction for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind under these new requirements.
Considerations for Students Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind: Questions to Discuss With Your School Team
September 23, 2020

Considerations for Students Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind: Questions to Discuss With Your School Team

This fact sheet - specifically addressing considerations for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind - provides questions to discuss with the school team as students return to the school setting.
Data Tools to Increase Graduation Rates
June 28, 2017

Data Tools to Increase Graduation Rates

The documents shown below may be downloaded and used for your students/LEA as data tools to increase graduation rates.
Do You Know About the SAAFP? (Summary of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance)
April 1, 2019

Do You Know About the SAAFP? (Summary of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance)

This publication provides information about the Summary of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (SAAFP), which is a document that is provided to student and their parents at the conclusion of students’ high school education. The SAAFP is designed to be a useful and relevant document to assist students in the transition from high school to higher education, training, employment, and independent living.
 
Dually Noted: News from the Deaf-Blind Project - Fall/Winter 2017
November 29, 2017

Dually Noted: News from the Deaf-Blind Project - Fall/Winter 2017

Dually Noted, a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project, provides information about upcoming events and training, as well as resources to assist educators and families of children who are deaf-blind.
Dually Noted: News from the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project - Spring/Summer 2017
May 30, 2017

Dually Noted: News from the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project - Spring/Summer 2017

Dually Noted, a newsletter from the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project, provides information about upcoming events and training, as well as resources to assist educators and families of children who are deaf-blind.
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Quick Start Guide for Assessment Coordinators (ACs)
November 9, 2020

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Quick Start Guide for Assessment Coordinators (ACs)

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) announced Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System Consortium at the University of Kansas as the new alternate assessment vendor. All 2020-21 PASA training, enrollment, and test administration will be completed through the DLM website. This quick start guide can be utilized by DLM Assessment Coordinators.
 
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