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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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A Family's Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania
May 1, 2019

A Family's Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania

This booklet explains how to request Early Intervention services; eligibility criteria; rights and responsibilities; individualized family service planning for ages birth to three; and individualized education planning for ages three to school age. For copies, please contact connecthelp@tiu11.org.
A Parent Guide to the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment
January 31, 2019

A Parent Guide to the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment

This publication provides answers to frequently asked questions about the PASA.
Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion
October 1, 2018

Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion

Despite their wide-spread use, disciplinary exclusions are largely ineffective in reducing problem behaviors. This product provides information about implementing alternative consequence strategies and reducing the need for suspension and expulsion.
An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
October 1, 2018

An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

This booklet describes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), how ABA is used in education, and different educational approaches that use the principles of ABA.
Annotated Positive Behavior Support Plan
November 1, 2018

Annotated Positive Behavior Support Plan

For a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the positive behavior support plan is integrated within the IEP document. However, while focusing on behavioral interventions, the team may find it helpful to develop all components of the plan at one time. For this reason, the annotated positive behavior support plan includes relevant components of Section VI of the IEP document: program modifications and specifically designed instruction, related services, and supports for school personnel provided for the child. These may serve as reminders for the IEP team to consider in designing the positive behavior support plan.
Annual Performance Letter
July 24, 2017

Annual Performance Letter

This document indicates OSEP's approval of Pennsylvania's State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
Answering Special Considerations for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
October 20, 2015

Answering Special Considerations for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

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.
Assistive Technology for Students With Disabilities: A Closer Look at Acquisition and Funding
June 1, 2019

Assistive Technology for Students With Disabilities: A Closer Look at Acquisition and Funding

This guide provides information that is specific to local educational agencies (LEAs) in Pennsylvania about the elements of effective AT acquisition and funding.
Assistive Technology in the IEP: A Guide for IEP Teams
April 1, 2019

Assistive Technology in the IEP: A Guide for IEP Teams

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.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Visual and Environmental Considerations
March 1, 2017

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Visual and Environmental Considerations

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.

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