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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June 30, 2011
This Teachers’ Reference Guide focuses on developing Positive Behavior Support policies and plans to address challenging behaviors.
May 12, 2021
This fact sheet describes how the early intervention system works and how early education providers can help young children and their families get the help they need. Please note: This publication is the updated version of "The Child Care Provider's Guide to Early Intervention Services in Pennsylvania."
August 1, 2018
This card identifies commonly-used acronyms and initialisms used in the field of special education.
February 29, 2016
School leaders should periodically examine the practices and procedures related to special education paraprofessionals to determine areas of strength and those in need of improvement, so the educational needs of students with disabilities are met in the most effective and efficient ways. This issue of the Special Education Leader provides a tool that school leaders may use as a guide for evaluating a system's current practices.
November 1, 2019
School leaders are responsible for building the relationships needed to foster a collaborative budget planning and implementation process. This issue of Special Education Leader provides an overview of the budgeting process, an integrated and complex process school leaders must understand in order to align funds to maximize student results.
July 7, 2021
School leaders provide essential supports to classroom instruction by providing all teachers with access to resources that support instruction for all students. This issue of special education leader focuses on Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT), a set of online assessments designed to provide diagnostic information to guide instruction, intervention, and enrichment.
August 1, 2019
School leaders are responsible for ensuring that each student is making significant progress toward Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. This issue of Special Education Leader focuses on Educational Benefit Review (EBR), the process used to randomly sample IEPs and critically review them to determine whether the IEPs meet procedural compliance and are reasonably calculated to enable students to make progress.
November 1, 2019
School leaders play a critical role in establishing effective education practices for all students. A common challenge in this role relates to establishing and sustaining the effective use of paraprofessional support for students with disabilities. This issue of Special Education Leader focuses on how, through strategic planning and active supervision, special education leaders can support special education paraprofessionals.
December 1, 2019
The brochure provides general information about ERCHL (Educational Resources for Children With Hearing Loss), including work scope, responsibilities, and membership.
July 19, 2021
Academic vocabulary is the vocabulary critical to understanding the concepts of the content taught in schools. This fact sheet provides research and instructional models regarding academic vocabulary.