Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)/Behavioral Intervention Plans

Workshops at a Glance
IEPs for ELLs –
This full day session will include a
discussion of the overlap of
eligibility for services for students
who are both English Language
Learners under C.R. Part 154 and
students with disabilities under Part
200 and the development of an
appropriate IEP that focuses on the
students’ needs and services that
relate to their disability while also
incorporating their language needs
as it relates to their IEP.
Disproportionality and The State
Performance Plan-Discussing
Race/Ethnicity in Special Education
These discussions, facilitated by the
RSE-TASC Behavior and Bilingual
Specialists, will provide an
opportunity for administrators and
Review Teams to share information
and discuss the self-review and
monitoring protocols related to
NYSED State Performance Plan
Indicators for students with
disabilities where race/ethnicity are
components of the data analyzed.
Participants will be able to share their
experiences in reviewing their
practices in meeting compliance with
SPP guidelines. This session is open
to districts identified for 4A and 4B as
well as 9, 10A and 10B, as well as
those “at risk.”
Making Decisions at CSE for an
English Language Learner
This session is designed to assist
CSE/CPSE chairpersons in making a
decision as to the eligibility of an
ELL for special education services.
Difference vs. disability and the
documentation of early intervening
strategies will be discussed.
Teachers, teacher assistants
special education
diagnosticians and building
staff are invited to attend.
November 22, 2013
June 5, 2014
December 4, 2013
This is a regional training
and therefore, all Nassau and
Suffolk districts may attend.
Districts involved in
undergoing a self-review for
SPP Indicators 4 A and B, as
well as 9, 10 A and B are
encouraged to attend.
September 12, 2013 9 – 3
CSE/CPSE chairpersons are
encouraged to attend as well
as all instructional staff.
October 11, 2013
December 19, 2013
September 20, 2013 9 – 3
Helping Families of English
Language Learners Understand
the Special Education ProcessThis session is designed to help
professionals guide parents of
English Language Learners through
the process of evaluation and
eligibility for special education. The
sensitivity to and understanding of
the different perceptions of learning
disabilities in various cultures will
be discussed. The bilingual
evaluation and a brief discussion of
incorporating second language
learning in an IEP will be discussed.
Websites and community resources
available through various agencies
in the regional area will be provided
as well.
This is a regional training.
All interested parties are
invited to attend.
What Teachers Need to Know
Before Considering an English
Language Learner for an
Individual Evaluation
This training is being offered to
increase the knowledge of all
teachers with respect to English
Language Learners who are
struggling to meet the academic
demands of the classroom. As all
educators are being encouraged to
collaborate and be inclusive in their
practices, teachers are increasingly
interested in information about
students whose educational program
includes support for all of their
learning needs and how to
distinguish those whose needs may
be more intensive.
All instructional staff
members are invited to
attend this regional training.
January 30, 2014
8:30 – 3
8:30 – 3
February 11, 2014
8:30 – 3
8:30 – 3
October 18, 2013
December 17, 2013
October 23, 2013
November 18, 2013
12 – 3
9 – 12
12:30 – 3
COME JOIN US! “Professional
All interested parties are
Learning Community for
invited to attend.
Bilingual/ESL Diagnosticians &
Special Education
Administrators”-Suffolk CountyThis is an ongoing “meeting of the
minds” specifically for the particular
concerns of bilingual clinicians to
discuss best practices, case studies,
policies and procedures, as well as
an interactive and face to face way
to stay up to date on the most current
NYSED field memorandums,
regulatory changes and research
regarding Bilingual Assessment. The
final meeting will be a combination
of Nassau and Suffolk PLC
December 13, 2013
12 – 3
April 7, 2014
COME JOIN US!-“Professional
Learning Community for
Diagnosticians & Special
Education Administrators and
Professionals” Nassau CountyThis is an ongoing “meeting of the
minds” for certified clinicians to
help promote the effective support
of English Language Learners with
disabilities within their district. The
Bilingual Specialist will utilize the
time to discuss case studies,
particular concerns of the group,
best practices, policies and
procedures. This is an interactive
and face to face way to stay up to
date on the most current NYSED
field memorandums, regulatory
changes and research regarding
Bilingual Assessment. The final
meeting will be a combination of
Nassau and Suffolk PLC members.
December 17, 2013
April 7, 2014
All interested parties are
invited to attend.
Linking Students with Disabilities
and Community Resources
This presentation will discuss how
to connect parents with community
resources for students with
disabilities and English Language
Learner populations. We will also
discuss strategies to promote
effective communication with
transition coordinators,
general & special education
teachers, CSE chairpersons,
special education and
general education
administrators, bilingual
teachers, guidance
counselors, psychologists,
social workers, speech
therapists, parents.
October 24, 2013
12 – 3
November 18, 2013
9 – 12