Welcome to the Kern County Consortium SELPA’s Publication page. The links below will provide useful information for special educators and administrators as you plan interventions for your students.
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
What Works Clearinghouse
Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools. Developed by a panel of nationally recognized experts, practice guides consist of actionable recommendations, strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. IES practice guides are subjected to rigorous external peer review.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
CPIR’s publications are all available here, for free, on their Web site. Their publications cover the many topics related to children and youth with disabilities.
PENT (Positive Environments Network of Trainers)
The Positive Environments, Network of Trainers is a California Positive Behavior Initiative designed to provide information and resources throughout California for educators striving to achieve high educational outcomes through the use of proactive positive strategies. Evidence-based positive practices and helpful information is disseminated statewide through this website.
Response to Intervention
Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities.
NAC: National Autism Center
The National Autism Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches, and to providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders. On this site, you can access a copy of the completed National Standards Report.
Bullying and Hate Motivated Behavior Prevention
Schools are responsible for creating safe environments for all students. They must work to prevent bullying and respond to it when it happens. The California Department of Education offers information and resources for parents, administrators, and students on how bullying can be prevented and addressed. Resources include publications, sample policies, and frequently asked questions.
Autism Internet Modules (AIM): Linking Research to Real Life
The Autism Internet Modules make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Modules are free and promote an understanding of an d respect for persons with ASD.
University of Minnesota Center for Early Eduction and Development (CEED) Tip Sheets
These tip sheets aer for early childhood and special education professioals working with young chlidren in preschool, child care, and early intervention settings to assist teachers and parents in providing the best possible educational opportunities to students in their homes and classrooms.
Univeristy of Missouri Evidence Based Intervention Network
The EBI Network has been developed to provide guidance in the selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions in the classroom setting.