Alleviate Negative Behaviors with Positive Narration

Alleviate Negative Behaviors with Positive Narration Written by Rebekah Poe, M.Ed.,  an award-winning former special education teacher and national teaching conference presenter from Alabama. A question that repeatedly comes up from teachers is “How can I curb attention-seeking behavior?” Attention-seeking is one of the four main functions of student behavior, and it can definitely be…

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Three Strategies to Increase Student Engagement

Three Strategies to Increase Student Engagement Written by Rebekah Poe, M.Ed.,  an award-winning former special education teacher and national teaching conference presenter from Alabama. Student engagement is key when it comes to student learning. In her book Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, Elizabeth F. Barkley writes “Student engagement is the product of…

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Be Work Ready with Digitability’s Workplace Behavior Unit

Be Work Ready with Digitability’s Workplace Behavior Unit Written by Rebekah Poe, M.Ed.,  an award-winning former special education teacher and national teaching conference presenter from Alabama. November is National Career Development Month, and here at Digitability, we are excited to showcase just a few of the success stories our students and teachers have had utilizing…

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Building Expressive and Receptive Language with Digitability

Building Expressive and Receptive Language with Digitability Written by Rebekah Poe, M.Ed.,  an award-winning former special education teacher and national teaching conference presenter from Alabama. For many students with cognitive disabilities, language is an area that requires direct instruction and repeated opportunities for practice. Students must work to develop the skills necessary for expressing themselves…

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How Applied Behavior Analysis is Built Into Digitability

How Applied Behavior Analysis is Built Into Digitability Written by Valerie Hill M.Ed., BCBA, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and former autism support teacher from Delaware with experience working in self-contained classrooms. The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis affect just about every aspect of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Why do we…

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How Did This Teacher Create a Relevant Transition Program?

How Did This Teacher Create a Relevant Transition Program? Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. When it came time to begin our Digitability Work Simulation project, my students…

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How to Transform Life Skills Classrooms into a Business

How to Transform Life Skills Classrooms into a Business Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. It wasn’t until I was hired as a high school Life Skills teacher…

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Can Remote Work Boost for Those with Disabilities?

Can Remote Work Boost for Those with Disabilities? Remote Work has Potential to Boost Employment for Those With Disabilities Original Article by  Megan Newsham  | Business Journal The pandemic has depressed employment all over the world, but for those living with a disability, employment challenges were a reality long before Covid-19. The Centers for Disease…

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Icebreakers to Get Back Into School

Icebreakers to Get Back Into School  Back to School Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  When I was younger, I used to love the first day back to school following a nice, long, holiday break. I was able to tell my teachers of all the fun…

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CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism

The CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism Why do More Children Have Autism? Original Article by Michelle Diament  |  Disability Scoop The CDC says 2.3% are on the autism spectrum. The data comes from a report published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that looked at data from 2018 on 8-year-old…

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