Research

Current Events in the Classroom

While our appetite for all kinds of news-related content has not waned since the first American newspaper was published, delivery methods and consumption have shifted from print and television to digital content available via thousands of outlets 24 hours a day. What role is there in today’s classroom for current events instruction?

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Research and Symbols

Across disciplines, there is research to support the use of visual supports for language, memory, cognition, and communication. Research conducted in a variety of areas lends evidentiary support to the idea that symbols are assistive to people in general. What do research and history say about symbols?

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The Importance of Symbols

Across disciplines, there is research to support the use of visual supports for language, memory, cognition, and communication. Research conducted in a variety of areas lends evidentiary support to the idea that symbols are assistive to people in general. What do research and history say about symbols?

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Linguistic Hierarchy from Laureate Learning System

A modified version of the Linguistic Hierarchy from Laureate Learning System illustrates the seven stages of language development. The framework allows educators to identify the student's current level of functioning and identifies common characteristics and goals for each stage. The framework is a wonderful complement to Unique Learning System and News-2-You to provide a foundation of language as we address academic standards for each student.

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Unique Learning System Research

The Unique Learning System has been developed based on current research-based information that promotes access to standards-based learning and literacy instruction. This review will highlight specific referenced literature and research as it applies to the general education population as well as the known related literature and research for students with significant disabilities.

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A case study of implementation ~ Houston Independent School District

Houston Independent School District (HISD) required a curriculum to meet the needs of students with the most significant disabilities. However, with 375 educators and approximately 600 classrooms to serve, finding the right curriculum was a daunting, if not overwhelming, thought.

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A case study of implementation ~ The Los Angeles Unified School District

The LAUSD roll-out of a mandated, district-wide alternate curriculum change is a successful example of meeting challenges head on. Edson and his staff became convinced that the switch to the ULS curriculum needed to be made despite some of the logistical and fiscal hurdles that come with large-scale change.

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Data-driven Instruction

Data driven instruction is paramount to develop IEP goals, teacher accountability and student achievement. Unique's GPS allows educators to collect and track both formal and informal measurements and develop standard-based IEP goals.

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