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Burlington Autism Classroom Receives Support from GPAEA

Inside Sarah Maher’s 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Autism classroom at Corse Elementary in Burlington, students experience a colorful rich environment where they have the freedom to learn and experience success daily. Great Prairie Area Education Agency’s Challenging Behavior & … Continue reading

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Specially Designed Instruction in Action at North Mahaska

Inside Lindsay Miller’s North Mahaska classroom students receive small group specially designed instruction (SDI) tailored to the unique needs of each child. “We’ve noticed an increase in student achievement and also in student’s rate of progress since we started the SDI project,” … Continue reading

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Davis County Student Finds Success with Assistive Technology

Ellie Hamilton, Assistive Technology Specialist Wendy is a third grader at Davis County Elementary school in Bloomfield Iowa. Wendy is Amish. She has Cerebral Palsy (CP) and is in a wheelchair. Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone … Continue reading

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Erica & Kara: A Partnership in Learning

The story of how one simple idea from an AEA 267 speech-language pathologist created big results by encouraging learning development and building confidence amongst two students.

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West Branch participates in Transformation Phase One

During the 2013-14, 10% of Iowa elementary schools were identified for Phase 1 of Iowa’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) initiative. The story below highlights the experience of a Phase 1 school in the Grant Wood AEA area. Hoover Elementary … Continue reading

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College Community: Building a vision during Transformation Phase 1

During the 2013-14, 10% of Iowa elementary schools were identified for Phase 1 of Iowa’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) initiative. The story below highlights the experience of a Phase 1 school in the Grant Wood AEA area. Engaging staff … Continue reading

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Adapted Cars Encourage Exploration and Curiosity in Kids With Disabilities

Exploring the world. Being curious. Learning cause and effect. Many people likely take for granted how important these skills and abilities are for infants as they transition into toddlers. For kids with special needs who have mobility delays, exploration and … Continue reading

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