Attainment Books

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AAC in the Schools
This is a comprehensive guide for systematically overcoming barriers in the school for students who use AAC. The tools and strategies enable the SLP to help students master the skills needed to learn in all subject areas and social settings.
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Against the Current
A funny, truthful, poignant, insightful, and sometimes exasperating story about living with cerebral palsy. Author Bob Segalman tells how he overcame a significant disability at a time when inclusive special education methods did not exist.
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Aligning IEPs to State Standards
This valuable and unique book provides ideas for aligning IEP goals and objectives to state standards. Included are case study examples of alignment for students with moderate-to-severe disabilities.
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Better IEP Meetings
This book helps you carefully consider how to make your IEP team meetings better. It presents a clear, three stage framework. Preparing for the Meeting. Conducting the meeting and developing a legal and educationally sound IEP. Ensuring the provisions required by FAPE are implemented after the meeting. A great book to help you foster positive communication with families and other IEP team members.
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Better IEPs
This newly revised and enhanced edition is the ultimate guide to understanding IEPs from a legal standpoint. Better IEPs presents a focused three-step process that zooms in on the individual student and dismisses out of hand the one-size-fits-all approach that is too often mistaken for proper procedure in today’s schools. This book gives educators the confidence and know-how needed to develop competent IEPs.
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Connections and Reflections
Themes touching on history, philosophy, art, literature and poetry are explored by twelve photo-illustrated short stories. The beautifully written nonfiction stories build big picture life connections and invite students to think about a wide range of topics and resources. Includes discussion questions and research ideas.
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Could John Stuart Mill Have Saved Our Schools?
With many examples and intriguing historical asides, this book postulates an instructional methodology that could have been ours a century ago had John Stuart Mill included education as science and not art.
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Elements of Teaching
In this book, Dr. Barbara Bateman provides a research-based, scientifically sound instructional sequence that details “best practices” for teaching in a concise and practical fashion.
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Five Universal Principles of Positive Behavior Support
Dr. Annemieke Golly has identified five universal principles for managing children with challenging behaviors: Being Respectful, Modeling Behaviors, Having Clear Expectations, Maintaining Routines and Dealing with Chronic Misbehaviors. She shows you how to implement them in the context of a schoolwide positive behavior support system.
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From Gobbledygook to Clearly Written Annual IEP Goals
Writing clear, measurable annual IEP goals is a difficult skill to master. Dr. Barbara Bateman shows how to take poorly written goals and turn them into productive ones. Learn to simplify the process by focusing on four areas: observable behavior, measurable criteria, a condition for success, and a final test.
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IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers
Written from the parent perspective, this collection of 127 tips helps get parents, teachers and administrators to develop shared goals. Included is advice for getting prepared for IEP meetings, creating legally correct and educationally sound IEPs, ensuring access to the general curriculum, tracking IEP progress and forming effective family/school partnerships.
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IEP Workshop: Building Teacher-Parent Partnerships
This user-friendly guide for teachers and parents will help you form a productive and successful partnership that will benefit students. Included are definitions and examples of special education terms, laws, and techniques. Access to PDF versions of helpful forms and worksheets is provided via download links to the Attainment Company website.
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Learning to Work: Food Service
Stories with a food service work theme feature a simple, consistent structure using repetitive phrases and sentences to help students focus on the text. The primary characters are people with disabilities shown in actual work settings. This eBook includes ReadAloud narration audio with word-by-word highlighting.
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Learning to Work: Garden
Stories with a garden work theme feature a simple, consistent structure using repetitive phrases and sentences to help students focus on the text. The primary characters are people with disabilities shown in actual work settings. This eBook includes ReadAloud narration audio with word-by-word highlighting.
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Learning to Work: Hospital
Stories with a hospital work theme feature a simple, consistent structure using repetitive phrases and sentences to help students focus on the text. The primary characters are people with disabilities shown in actual work settings. This eBook includes ReadAloud narration audio with word-by-word highlighting.
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Life Skill Stories, Volume 1
60 stories that focus on typical teenage experiences and the skills we all need to navigate life. The stories describe many opportunities for the characters to implement life skills, and may be read in any order.
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Life Skill Stories, Volume 2
60 stories that focus on typical teenage experiences and the skills we all need to navigate life. The stories describe many opportunities for the characters to implement life skills, and may be read in any order.
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Making Choices
Three easy-to-read stories focus on important life decisions faced by the main characters. The reader decides which choice to make and each choice links to a different ending.
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New Kid
New Kid is a graphic novel in four parts that teaches reading skills, comprehension, vocabulary, and life lessons. The comic book content style engages students, who might be reluctant to read, to explore social issues facing teenagers: insecurity, dating, drinking and driving, and bullying, to name a few.
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Picture Directions 1: Cooking
Many students can perform activities independently by following picture directions. These cooking lessons help students follow picture directions in sequence, complete important activities independently, and recognize sight words paired with illustrations. This eBook includes recorded Read Aloud narration with word-by-word text highlighting.
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Picture Directions 2: Arts and Crafts
Many students can perform activities independently by following picture directions. These arts and crafts lessons help students follow picture directions in sequence, complete important activities independently, and recognize sight words paired with illustrations. This eBook includes recorded Read Aloud narration with word-by-word text highlighting.
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Picture Directions 3: Life Skills, Play Skills & Discovery
Step-by-step activities for building independence
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Practical Strategies for Elementary School Inclusion
Dr. June Stride advocates for including all elementary students in the general classroom to the maximum extent possible. This book shows you how it can be done easily and effectively while improving student results on standardized tests and making all children feel they belong. Access to PDF versions of helpful forms and worksheets is provided via download links to the Attainment Company website.
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Practical Strategies for Including High School Students with Behavioral Disabilities
Veteran special educator and author June Stride writes candidly about the challenges of implementing inclusive programs from her experience as a teacher and department head. She explains the who, why, how, and the legal aspects of inclusion. Practical guidelines and tips for teaching enhance this easy-to-read book.
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Practical Strategies for Middle School Inclusion
This book presents successful middle school inclusion strategies for regular and special education middle school teachers. Author Eileen Bowers recalls her own struggles and successes and shows others how to put together an inclusionary program that works for everyone, from the administration to the students.
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Read for Content : Social Studies, Civics
Here are stories that will provide your students with an easy-to-approach reading opportunity for challenging non-fiction subjects. The compact (200-250 words each) stories are ideal for adolescent readers who are likely to struggle with standard social studies content. The concise Civics topics help them learn to recognize facts and identify key terms important to the meaning of the content.
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Read for Content : Social Studies, U.S. History
Here are stories that will provide your students with an easy-to-approach reading opportunity for challenging non-fiction subjects. These compact (200-250 words each) stories are ideal for adolescent readers who struggle with standard social studies content. The concise U.S. History topics help them learn to recognize facts and identify key terms important to the meaning of the content.
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Read for Content : Social Studies, World History
Here are stories that will provide your students with an easy-to-approach reading opportunity for challenging non-fiction subjects. The compact (200-250 words each) stories are ideal for adolescent readers who are struggle with standard social studies content. The concise World History topics help them learn to recognize facts and identify key terms important to the meaning of the content.
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RTI Workshop
This book provides help for those looking to start or maintain a Response to Intervention (RTI) program. To help make informed instructional decisions for students, the workshop approach promotes the use of evidence-based practices delivered in an inclusive classroom amidst the organized accumulation of ongoing student data.
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Sound Music
“Sound Music” proposes an innovative way to make music equally as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic in the school curriculum. As early as kindergarten, music can be used to involve kids in the learning process, by helping children build strong reasoning skills even while they’re still muddling through the ABCs.
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Stages
This book details Madalaine's systematic framework and presents seven stages of a learner's cognitive and language development. Each stage is outlined with learner considerations, relevant issues, communication strategies, tips for evaluating software, and a checklist for moving on to the next stage.
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Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism
A comprehensive overview of methods and strategies for developing functional communication in children and adolescents with autism.
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The Tragicomedy of Public Education
A no-holds-barred look at public education, special and general, that will shake up your notions of education in America and give you new insights on badly needed improvements. The ‘tragedy’ is that our public schools work so poorly. The ‘comedy’ is the off target comments about educational reform made by educators, business leaders, secretaries of education, presidents, and congress.
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Toward a Science of Education
Former special education department chair at the University of Virginia, James Kauffman, is fighting for a science of education and instruction that is research-based, but worries that “science has been neglected and abused in education too often in favor of pseudo-science, whereas a real science of education is our best and only hope for our educational future.” Here he explains the differences between rogue and real science.
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What's Cool About Music-Volume 1
With its innovative use of sound and image, Attainment's What's Cool About Music eBooks are a complete learning experience for iPad-using students. Topics: Music for Everyone; What Is Music; Writing and Reading Music; Lessons; Composers; Composer at Work.
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What's Cool About Music-Volume 2
With its innovative use of sound and image, Attainment's What's Cool About Music eBooks is a complete learning experience for iPad-using students. Topics: In My Room; Singing on the Porch; Gramophone; Radio; Records; MTV; CDs and MP3s.
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What's Cool About Music-Volume 3
With its innovative use of sound and image, Attainment's What's Cool About Music eBooks is a complete learning experience for iPad-using students. Topics: Tree; Folk Music; Classical Music; Blues and Jazz; Country and Rock; Rap; More Styles.
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What's Cool About Music-Volume 4
With its innovative use of sound and image, Attainment's What's Cool About Music eBooks is a complete learning experience for iPad-using students. Topics: Instruments; Oldies; In a Band; Repair Shop; Electric Instruments; Unusual Instruments.
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What's Cool About Music-Volume 5
With its innovative use of sound and image, Attainment's What's Cool About Music eBooks is a complete learning experience for iPad-using students. In this volume, the narrator and a friend attend a rock concert and get to go backstage!
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What's Cool About Music-Volume 6
With its innovative use of sound and image, Attainment's What's Cool About Music eBooks is a complete learning experience for iPad-using students. Topics: A Menu of Music; African Beat; Indian Ragas; Salsa Dancers; Reggae Band; Chinese Erhu; Singing Styles.
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Why Johnny Doesn't Behave: Twenty Tips and Measurable BIPs
Academic instruction cannot occur until a positive environment for student behavior management is in place. This book provides tips to help avoid behavior problems and shape clear classroom expectations. Along with tips to help you deal effectively with behavior problems, the authors explain Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs).
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Working with Troubled Children
Specialists on childhood behavior disorders James M. Kauffman and Frederick J. Brigham show teachers and parents of troubled children how to recognize problems early and take appropriate actions to help them before their problems become severe.
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Writing Measurable Functional and Transition IEP Goals
Transition goals are part of the IEP for every student with multiple and/or significant disabilities and those with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.
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Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
For all staff involved in the IEP process. Many special educators view IEPs as burdensome, but IEPs are necessary, required by law and when done properly can be extremely helpful in guiding the student’s educational journey. Includes updates for IDEA 2004.