Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities (Paperback)
  • Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities (Paperback)

Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities (Paperback)

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COACH is better than ever! Now with practical updates based on user feedback and a new streamlined format for easier use, the third edition of this bestselling guide can be the key to effective educational planning for students with intensive special education needs in inclusion-oriented schools.

Based on 25 years of field-testing and widely used by thousands of education teams, COACH is the educational planning choice for students ages 3-21 in supported general education settings. Retaining the core elements of the popular previous editions, this revised edition organizes planning into a clear step-by-step process that has never been easier to implement. Professionals and families will have an effective process to help them collaborate on individualized educational plans that promote inclusive opportunities for students with a range of developmental disabilities. Education teams will discover how to

implement a collaborative and family-centered approach to teamworkexplore the current and future status of valued life outcomesidentify appropriate curriculum areas to assessrate and select high-priority learning outcomes to be targets of instructiondetermine which aspects of the general education curriculum should be targets of instructionchoose the supports students need to reach their goalsdevelop meaningful annual goals and short-term objectives that reflect each student's individual prioritiescreate a program-at-a-glance that keeps critical information handy throughout the school day COACH comes with the essential materials educators need to engage in collaborative educational planning. Ready-to-use, fillable forms and tools--now on CD-ROM for easy access--help educators organize goals and objectives, determine their students' learning styles, schedule class activities, plan and adapt instruction, evaluate the impact of instruction on student outcomes, and more. To model successful COACH implementation, this book also walks readers through three complete examples of the COACH process for a kindergartner, an elementary school student, and a transition-age teenager.

With this streamlined planning process, educators and families will ensure that each student's education plan has real substance, addresses individual goals, and leads directly to positive, meaningful outcomes.

What's New

CD-ROM with fillable electronic versions of the forms, plus examples and supplemental materialsUpdated introductory information establishing a contemporary context for the use of COACHIncreased focus on access to the general education curriculumStreamlined COACH process for easier implementationReorganized descriptions and directionsUpdated and simplified student record formsInformation about COACH and alternate assessmentA tool to assist teams in clarifying their respective roles

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781598571875
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 17 mm
Edition: Third Edition

"A powerful and gentle tool for helping parents and educators focus on what is most important in the lives of individuals with disabilities, providing the framework for designing and implementing dynamic quality of life supports."--Joanne M. Cafiero, Ph.D."private Autism and Augmentative Communication consultant" (06/01/2011)
"The most thoughtful, systematic approach to planning for the inclusive education of students with intensive support needs available today."--Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D."Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas" (06/01/2011)
"There is no better tool for planning rich, appropriate educational programs for learners who have intensive support needs. Rooted in just principles and current research, COACH honors the wisdom of families, while effectively guiding teams to translate vision into practice."--Roberta Schnorr, Ph.D."Professor, SUNY Oswego" (06/01/2011)
"I was thrilled to learn about this updated version of COACH, and equally enthusiastic once I reviewed its contents. COACH is the quintessential planning tool for teachers and IEP team members."--Colleen A. Thoma, Ph.D."Professor, Department of Special Education & Disability Policy, VCU School of Education" (06/01/2011)
"This revised edition of COACH does it all, assisting teams to create and implement a high quality program that addresses both accessing and making progress in the general education curriculum AND meeting individual student needs."--Terri Vandercook, Ph.D."Chair of the Special Education and Gifted Education Department, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis." (06/01/2011)
"An essential tool . . . presents amazing practice strategies for supporting collaboration between among school and family. A must have for building successful outcomes for kids!"--Christi Kasa, Ph.D."Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Colorado" (06/01/2011)
"The principles of COACH support full inclusion and family-school collaboration . . . This is an outstanding text and one I recommend highly for teacher preparation programs, school districts, and community agencies!" --Dr. Katrina Arndt

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