The Teacher's Guide - Lesson plans, thematic units, book activities, teacher freebies, children's songs, and more.
Guidelines for establishing and maintaining token economies: This site provides the steps in planning the token economy system, behaviors to be targeted, effective reinforcers and the administration of the plan.
This site defines the Token Economy System, and its three levels: Points, Progress and Merit. : school use of a behavior management system utilizing a token economy.
This site describes the token economy system, how to use behavior token economies, activities and discussion questions and links to other sites regarding this topic: One of the most often used behavior management techniques, especially in settings for students who have learning or behavioral difficulties, is the token economy system. A token economy involves awarding tokens, chips, stickers, points, or other items/markings to students who demonstrate desired behaviors identified by the teacher.
This defines token economy, the goals of token economy, what a token economy looks like, guidelines for creating and using token economy systems: Token economies are one type of secondary (conditioned) reinforcement. That is, tokens begin as essentially neutral stimuli, of little significance in and of themselves. However, as the tokens become increasingly associated with the reinforcers for which they are exchanged, the tokens themselves can become mildly reinforcing, making learning that much more motivating.
FAQ about Tourette's Syndrome
Tourette's Syndrome and yeast
Interesting facts about Tourettes
Tourette's Syndrome in adult life
Medical progress-PDF file
Tourette's Syndrome pen pals
Educating peers about Tourette's Syndrome
School care plan-PDF file
School based occupational therapy services for children with Tourettes-PDF file
Educating children with Tourette's Syndrome
Tips on dealing with Tics in the classroom
Resource guide for teachers on Tourette's Syndrome-PDF file
Guide to the diagnosis and treatment of Tourettes
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Information page
Transition Services in the IEP: This site provides the following information: what the transition services are, when the school districts must provide services, who determines what services are needed, how the team determines what services are needed, who provides the transition services, where the transitional services are provided, what the transition services include.
Information on Transition Services: This website provides frequently asked questions and answers about the topic of transitional services.
Transition Requirements: The site provides technical assistance for the appropriate implementation of the transition requirements of Public Law 105-17, IDEA of 1997 and the final regulations published on March 12, 1999. This site clarifies the transition requirements of the IDEA, provides samples, and suggests practices to implement those requirements.
Transition services for children with Intellectual Disabilities: Cooperative planning and preparation involving both the student and family, school personnel,and community representatives, which extends beyond the student's current educational setting. This planning process was mandated for the first time in educational legislation in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which stipulated that one of the purposes of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) was to plan for needed transition services. Transition planning is an outcome oriented process which creates an important link between school and community and provides opportunities for students with disabilities to discus their hopes and dreams for their future.
Parent's Guide to understanding transition services: This article is a result of a collaborative project of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Intellectual Disabilites, the Ashburnham-Westminster School District, and the May Institute.
Transition FAQ: This section provides brief responses to questions about the transition planning and service process frequently asked by students, parents, schools and community service providers.