How To Guides
Kerri Shcherbakov, Psy.D., NCSP

How to Get an IEP for Your Child

The process of obtaining an IEP in public schools can take some time. This article outlines the procedures for requesting evaluations and implementing an initial IEP. Factors taken into account by the school team in determining eligibility for special education are also discussed.

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How To Guides
Kerri Shcherbakov, Psy.D., NCSP

Does My Child Need an IEP?

If your child is struggling to keep up in school, you may be wondering if they would benefit from an IEP, or individualized education program. This article will help you to think through the steps to help determine whether your child needs or would benefit from an IEP. Other options like a 504 plan are also discussed.

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Resources
Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Task Analysis for Getting Dressed and Hygiene

Task analysis is an ABA strategy for teaching children complex tasks such as brushing teeth and washing hands. We include examples for these and other important hygiene and getting dressed tasks. This strategy is perfect for special education classrooms and for parents working with kids in the home.

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Resources
Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Free Resource: Task Analysis Sheet

It’s important to have good resources for facilitating effective ABA instruction. This week, we have a free task analysis data sheet. We also provide instructions for utilizing this invaluable resource. If you are not using the task analysis strategy to teach children with Autism complex skills such as brushing teeth, getting dressed, or tying shoes, you are likely seeing sub-optimal progress.

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Resources
Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

Free Resource: 50 First Words Tracker

It’s important to have good resources for facilitating effective ABA instruction. This week, we have a free language tracker resource. This document includes 50 first nouns that can be used with early learners with Autism. We include columns for receptive ID, expressive ID, and feature/function/class instruction. Also perfect to be used for tracking progress on the VB-MAPP.

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