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Mr. Donn’s Site
for Kids & Teachers

American History for Kids and Teachers Index
New World Explorers, Native Americans, 13 Colonies, American Revolution, Freedom Documents, A New Nation, Western Expansion, Slavery, American Civil War, Industrial Revolution, The Nation Grows, Progressive Era, Gilded Age, Immigration, Factories, Roaring 20s, Great Depression, US Civil Rights Movement, Patriotic Symbols, Wars, Government, Economics, and more

Ancient Civilizations for Kids and Teachers Index
Archaeology, Early Humans, Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India, Celts, Mongols, 7 Ancient Wonders More

World History for Kids and Teachers Index
Middle Ages, Vikings, Pirates, Renaissance, Exploration, Political Revolutions, Industrial Revolution, African Kingdoms, Incas, Mayas, Aztecs, Saxons, Normans and More

Social Sciences – history, geography, civics, culture, contemporary issues and problems, sociology, and psychology!

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With great excitement, we are pleased to announce
We’re Published!

Our first feedback (Wow! Thank you!):
Your units are exactly what I had hoped for
–readable, interesting topics that fit my curriculum objectives
with lots of structured activities to bring it alive.
World History will be the class we all look forward to every day.

Mr. Donn and Maxie’s Ancient History PowerPoints Series
Written by Lin Don Donn,
illustrated by Phillip Martin, Published by Good Year Books

Our books and educational materials are available through our publisher ,
and through Amazon online Borders (Barnes and Noble) in store


Here’s our write up in the BBC Educational Web Guide!
(We loved it!)

“This is an excellent resource for students and teachers of ancient history.
The site covers the civilisations of
Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and others.
Amongst a wealth of information there are lesson plans,
links to related sites and to more history sites by the same author.
Though a little Americanised, this site has a lot of educational value
if you are prepared to adapt it to your curriculum needs
(and if you can ignore the jovial Americanisms!).”

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K-12 Social Studies and Social Sciences for Kids and Teachers – games, activities, learning modules,

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Mr. Donn’s Site
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American History for Kids and Teachers Index
New World Explorers, Native Americans, 13 Colonies, American Revolution, Freedom Documents, A New Nation, Western Expansion, Slavery, American Civil War, Industrial Revolution, The Nation Grows, Progressive Era, Gilded Age, Immigration, Factories, Roaring 20s, Great Depression, US Civil Rights Movement, Patriotic Symbols, Wars, Government, Economics, and more

Ancient Civilizations for Kids and Teachers Index
Archaeology, Early Humans, Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India, Celts, Mongols, 7 Ancient Wonders More

World History for Kids and Teachers Index
Middle Ages, Vikings, Pirates, Renaissance, Exploration, Political Revolutions, Industrial Revolution, African Kingdoms, Incas, Mayas, Aztecs, Saxons, Normans and More

Social Sciences – history, geography, civics, culture, contemporary issues and problems, sociology, and psychology!

Topics Sections:

Pete’s Power Point Station
Thousands of FREE presentations
in PowerPoint format

With great excitement, we are pleased to announce
We’re Published!

Our first feedback (Wow! Thank you!):
Your units are exactly what I had hoped for
–readable, interesting topics that fit my curriculum objectives
with lots of structured activities to bring it alive.
World History will be the class we all look forward to every day.

Mr. Donn and Maxie’s Ancient History PowerPoints Series
Written by Lin Don Donn,
illustrated by Phillip Martin, Published by Good Year Books

Our books and educational materials are available through our publisher ,
and through Amazon online Borders (Barnes and Noble) in store


Here’s our write up in the BBC Educational Web Guide!
(We loved it!)

“This is an excellent resource for students and teachers of ancient history.
The site covers the civilisations of
Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and others.
Amongst a wealth of information there are lesson plans,
links to related sites and to more history sites by the same author.
Though a little Americanised, this site has a lot of educational value
if you are prepared to adapt it to your curriculum needs
(and if you can ignore the jovial Americanisms!).”

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Are you considering changing your cell phone carrier? Cricket has a variety of cell phone plans to fit any lifestyle, so you can choose a cell phone plan that’s just right. Here are some advantages of switching to Cricket Wireless.

Top Reasons to Choose Cricket

  • No annual contract for cell phone service – Cricket’s prepaid phones aren’t tied to an annual contract, so you have freedom to change your service at any time
  • Unlimited talk text – No need to worry about going over your minutes, talk and text to your heart’s content
  • More 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, or Boost
  • Great buys on top smartphones – Find great deals on phones from brands like Samsung, iPhone, LG, HTC, and more
  • Taxes and fees for services are included in your plan price, so you can easily budget your phone expenses

How to Pick a Cell Phone Service

1. Review your most recent cell phone bill

Look for opportunities to save. In particular, take note of

How much you’re paying per line – Do you have a multi-line cell phone plan? What kind of discount are you getting? Could you save more by switching? Cricket’s family and group plan offers a discount for each extra line up to the fifth line- so you could get 5 lines with 2.5GB of high-speed data each for as little as $100 – as long as all 5 lines are on the $40 Basic Plan. Discounts apply to lines 2-5.

How much data you use – Do you burn through all of your high-speed data too soon? Do you always have lots of data to spare? Ideally, you don’t want to get too little or too much. Cricket has a variety of cell phone plans to fit any lifestyle, so you can choose a cell phone plan that’s just right.

Any surprise fees (which can really add up) – With Cricket, taxes and fees are included in your bill, so you know exactly what to expect.

2. Decide how satisfied you are with your current cell phone

Bring Your Own Phone BYOP – If you want to keep your phone and it’s compatible with a GSM network, bring it to Cricket.

Get a brand new smartphone – Had your eye on one of the hottest new phones? Just need an inexpensive device that does the job? We’ve got a variety of prepaid smartphones, many with great incentives when you switch to Cricket.

3. Consider any issues you’ve faced with service you had in the past

Have you had a lot of dropped calls or slow speeds? With Cricket, you’ll enjoy extensive 4G LTE coverage nationwide.

Are you fed up with contracts? There’s no annual contract with Cricket’s prepaid plans.

Want great service? Providing outstanding customer care is a top priority at Cricket, which is why we make it easy for you to reach us via chat or on the phone. If you prefer to get answers quickly and easily, view our online support .


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You can begin the QDRO process when you are initiating your divorce or legal separation. Mr. Beutler can prepare your QDRO form before you file your divorce or separation documents with the court, after you have filed but before the divorce has become final, or after your divorce is completed. He will draft your QDRO to conform with the language in your divorce or legal separation documents.

“I am a union employee. Mr. Stan Beutler prepared QDROs for my annuity and pension plans. They were approved by the union and the court without a glitch and no hidden fees. Thank you for your excellent service.”

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“Judge Beutler clearly explained the options available to me under my former husband’s CalPERS retirement and the options available to him with my CalSTRS pension. He prepared both DROs for us which were processed by CalPERS and CalSTRS without any problems or modifications. He was very professional and personable.”

“Judge Beutler clearly explained the options available to me under my former husband’s CalPERS retirement and the options available to him with my CalSTRS pension. He prepared both DROs for us which were processed by CalPERS and CalSTRS without any problems or modifications. He was very professional and personable.”

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“Mr. Stan Beutler has drafted qualified domestic relations orders for our clients for several years now. He gives us personal service, and the QDROs are always correct.”

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Thirteen Ed Online – Original Lesson Plans #high #school #accounting #lesson #plans

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The lesson plan will teach middle school students why money has value, as well as how money is used as a medium of exchange. The lesson will also include an emphasis on the psychology of why money has value. Students will also consider how different currencies are valued. As an extension activity, they can research different countries’ currencies and exports.

This lesson plan will teach high school students the role of banks, and the decisions they make to determine when to lend money. Specifically, students will learn about the components of creditworthiness, including how banks might decide who it is safe to lend money to. This lesson plan will teach high school students the basics of credit risk. As an extension activity, students can do research into what kind of business they might like to have one day, and how to position it to be creditworthy.

This lesson plan will teach high school students the importance of financial management for a small business. It will help students learn the concepts of business costs, positive cash flow, credit, and proper financial management in running a business. Students will learn the tools for basic financial analysis, and will investigate why the business in the video segments was not successful. As an extension activity, they can brainstorm ideas for a model new business, given what they have learned about the financial needs of a new business.

This lesson plan tackles major personal finance issues in young people’s futures: career choice, home buying, and budgeting. The lesson plan will teach high school students how education and skills impact career choice. It will also help students learn the basics of budgeting for big expenses, like mortgage payments. Students will learn the about interest and loans, and how those personal finance tools can help them afford larger purchases like homes, while still managing their finances responsibly.

In recent U.S. conflicts, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. military and government officials have kept American reporters away from the front lines. Michael Gordon of The New York Times. Carol Morello of The Washington Post. Sarah Chayes of National Public Radio. and others note that restrictions on their access to information have gone beyond what they’ve seen in previous conflicts.

This lesson plan will teach high school students the basics of credit, including what a credit rating is, and what goes into the analysis that results in a credit rating. Students will also learn about small-business financial management through creating a model business, and having to determine how to take out a loan to expand the business. Students will use the concepts of good credit versus bad credit to understand that good credit is necessary for taking out a loan.

This lesson plan will teach high school students the basics of budgeting, including understanding how revenue and expenses interact. The context will be budgeting for college expenses, and will yield information that the student will actually be able to use in real life. Students will put together some different budget scenarios of what it REALLY costs to go to college, using online resources that they research independently.

This lesson will focus on the need to plan financially for unexpected disasters, showcasing the devastation that can occur from natural catastrophes. Students will learn the importance of having a financial “safety net” and how savings and budgeting are necessary components of the plan. An analysis of the costs and benefits of insurance, as well as an investigation of private and public funding options, will be conducted by the class.

This lesson will focus on priorities for a community’s post-disaster economic recovery. Specifically, it will examine the importance of the revival of the cultural, educational, and religious institutions in the Gulf Coast. Students will examine concepts of scarce resources, cost-benefit analysis, opportunity costs, and economic incentives in determining how to rebuild and revitalize a neighborhood.

In this lesson, students learn what it means to be a smart consumer by engaging in a level-headed analysis of budget, opportunity costs and self-regulation. Students compare prices within a service field, and weigh the choices of spending money on that item, saving that money, or spending the money on something else. This exercise is a good opportunity to present basic economic concepts.

In this lesson, students watch an Instructional Television (ITV) video and participate in a simulation to learn about supply and demand and how those two forces affect price. The supply and demand simulation will also bring out the concept of self regulation. Students who want objects in high demand will have to decide if they are worth the price.

This mini-unit (set of lessons) uses games, easy explanations, and the “Trading Places” episode of the popular animated series CYBERCHASE to teach kids about financial literacy. Kids learn the value of currency and how to save and earn interest. In a key lesson, kids even get to purchase items in their classroom’s general store. It’s a fun way to learn the importance of being financially literate!

In this lesson, students explore the concepts of borrowing and credit with an emphasis on credit cards. Students learn how credit works, why banks and other corporations extend credit, and what credit consumers need to know, including how to preserve their access to credit and how to avoid “credit trouble.” Students also consider the real cost of buying on credit, weighing the costs and benefits of credit purchases against the option of budgeting and saving. Finally, students will consider various real offers made by credit providers and decide which offer, among several, is the best.

These financial education lesson plans were made possible through the generous support of the Citigroup Foundation.

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Getting a Small Business Loan – Advice for Entrepreneurs – Entrepreneurial Resources – Gaebler Ventures

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Getting a Small Business Loan

Thinking Like a Banker

How do lenders make decisions about small business loans? If you want to get a business loan, it helps if you think like a banker. Evaluate your business from the banker’s perspective and see if you believe your business is worthy of getting a bank business loan.

Do you know how to “think like a banker”?
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In order to negotiate a small business loan, successfully, entrepreneurs must be able to think like the banker. The small business owner must provide information in a coherent, logical manner that answers questions, even before they are asked.

If you are interested in getting a small business loan, it’s useful to have a good understanding of the four distinct phases of analysis in the Loan Request process:

One of the first questions the banker has when you approach with a loan request is: “What is the specific request? Is it legal, reasonable and consistent with bank policies and guidelines?” Once the specific request is determined, the banker looks closely at what really caused the need to borrow. For example, the entrepreneur’s need to meet payroll or to pay accounts payable. are not underlying problems. What events led to the situation? Was this cash shortage a surprise or was it predicted with careful cash flow analysis? Was it poor cash management that created the shortfall? Often, the entrepreneur does not have a clear understanding of what has caused the need to borrow and the ambiguity this creates does not give the banker the necessary confidence that the entrepreneur will know how to avoid the situation in the future.

The banker analyzes many factors when considering the repayment sources available. Typically this phase of the loan request process requires the most documentation and includes a:

  • Business Review
  • Management Review
  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Summary of strengths and weaknesses of the request

The banker will perform a thorough business review, primarily by reading the business plan- which intends to answer the question – “Does the business have a well conceived strategy?” The management review determines whether or not management has the skills, information and experience to implement the strategy.

To answer the question “Does the company have a balanced financial position?” the banker will analyze the financial information of the company, including:

  • Personal financial statements
  • Personal Tax returns
  • Annual company financial statement
  • Interim company financial statements
  • Cash Flow and assumptions
  • Certain support documentation such as accounts receivable or payable aging reports

The banker not only considers the ability to repay the loan using ratios and trend analysis, but also takes a careful look a the cash flow within the company, to begin to match the repayment source(s) with the need to borrow and the loan structure. With all of this in mind, the banker drafts a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the credit request.

Only after the business and management review phases of the process are complete does the banker begin to consider loan structure. Ironically, this is the part most entrepreneurs want to know first: “How long do I get the money for?” “What is the interest rate?”. It is important to understand the logic behind the bankers’ rationale, only after he or she has determined the request is justified and can be repaid, can they comment on what the terms and conditions will be!

Entrepreneurs should be cautioned not to focus only on the interest rate as the cost of the loan. Banks can include fees, deposit requirements and other elements in the pricing scenario. Furthermore, banks can require certain performance conditions tied to financial covenants, which may be included in the loan agreement. These terms and conditions, which may include guarantees or subordination agreements, are often much more binding on company growth than the interest rate and should be negotiated carefully. Finally, the bank will typically require the borrower to provide financial information on a regular basis as a condition of the loan. A knowledgeable entrepreneur can negotiate certain elements of the loan structure

Once the loan has been funded, the banker relies on three sources of information to track the loan performance. Information internal to the bank systems is the most obvious, i.e. your deposit relationship and other accounts you have at that bank, and of course their records of your payments on the loan. Another source of information is the data the bank requires from the small business, such as the quarterly financial statements or any other insight provided to the banker during visits. Lastly, the bank will utilize other “outside” information such as reports from vendors, suppliers or your key customers. A savvy entrepreneur also manages these sources of information and uses them to initiate communication with the banker, thus creating a positive banking relationship.

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Cell Phones, Plans and Service from Cricket

Are you considering changing your cell phone carrier? Cricket has a variety of cell phone plans to fit any lifestyle, so you can choose a cell phone plan that’s just right. Here are some advantages of switching to Cricket Wireless.

Top Reasons to Choose Cricket

  • No annual contract for cell phone service – Cricket’s prepaid phones aren’t tied to an annual contract, so you have freedom to change your service at any time
  • Unlimited talk text – No need to worry about going over your minutes, talk and text to your heart’s content
  • More 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, or Boost
  • Great buys on top smartphones – Find great deals on phones from brands like Samsung, iPhone, LG, HTC, and more
  • Taxes and fees for services are included in your plan price, so you can easily budget your phone expenses

How to Pick a Cell Phone Service

1. Review your most recent cell phone bill

Look for opportunities to save. In particular, take note of

How much you’re paying per line – Do you have a multi-line cell phone plan? What kind of discount are you getting? Could you save more by switching? Cricket’s family and group plan offers a discount for each extra line up to the fifth line- so you could get 5 lines with 2.5GB of high-speed data each for as little as $100 – as long as all 5 lines are on the $40 Basic Plan. Discounts apply to lines 2-5.

How much data you use – Do you burn through all of your high-speed data too soon? Do you always have lots of data to spare? Ideally, you don’t want to get too little or too much. Cricket has a variety of cell phone plans to fit any lifestyle, so you can choose a cell phone plan that’s just right.

Any surprise fees (which can really add up) – With Cricket, taxes and fees are included in your bill, so you know exactly what to expect.

2. Decide how satisfied you are with your current cell phone

Bring Your Own Phone BYOP – If you want to keep your phone and it’s compatible with a GSM network, bring it to Cricket.

Get a brand new smartphone – Had your eye on one of the hottest new phones? Just need an inexpensive device that does the job? We’ve got a variety of prepaid smartphones, many with great incentives when you switch to Cricket.

3. Consider any issues you’ve faced with service you had in the past

Have you had a lot of dropped calls or slow speeds? With Cricket, you’ll enjoy extensive 4G LTE coverage nationwide.

Are you fed up with contracts? There’s no annual contract with Cricket’s prepaid plans.

Want great service? Providing outstanding customer care is a top priority at Cricket, which is why we make it easy for you to reach us via chat or on the phone. If you prefer to get answers quickly and easily, view our online support .


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Homeplanning Guidelines: Plans to fit your lifestyle

Building Site:
Several factors directly affect the planning process and must be considered to select a home site: Location, Lot Size, and Environment.

Location:
Is the neighborhood accessible and convenient to your work, shopping, and schools? Research zoning ordinances and restrictions on the lot and neighboring properties, including allowed uses, size of living area, styles and materials. Are utilities, such as water, sewer, electricity, gas, phone and cable available?

Lot Size:
What is the size of the lot? Also, building lines, setbacks, servitudes, and easements must be considered to determine the buildable area. It’s important that your house “footprint” does not exceed.

Tips to assist you in selecting the right house plans

What should a good set of plans include?
Construction contracts are based on the plans:

The plans must comply with national and local building codes, and include all drawings, specs, and schedules necessary for take-offs, bidding, permits, and construction.

Building contract and plans must bind the builder and sub-contractors to complete construction in an honest, orderly, and timely manner.

The drawing sheets shown here represent a typical set of plans, but each home design may require more or less drawings and sheets.

Home planning questionnaire to establish your needs

This form is an important part of your home design process.

Total number of square feet desired under roof: __________

Desired number of square feet heated area: __________

Absolute maxim square feet heated area: __________

Have you included walls in your square foot calculations?
Walls could add 200-300 square feet to your results.

Cost per square foot goal: ____________

Proposed new home budget: __________


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Free Woodworking Plans – Furniture Plans – Crafts

If you enjoy free woodworking plans, you will love FreeWW.com. Free is our first name! Get inspired by all the endless possibilities of furniture plans and other wood projects to build, for both indoors and outdoors.

Photos are included in over 200 categories of woodworking plans with 1000’s of furniture plans and projects listed. These projects are perfect for woodworkers of all skill levels.

Newest Plans Categories: Patriotic Plans – Barn Door Plans – Repurposing Wood Doors – Repurposing Wood Pallets – Repurposing Wood Crates – BBQ Smoker Plans – Folding Chair Plans – Workshop Cart Plans – China Cabinet Plans

Most Popular Categories of Woodworking Projects:

Huge A to Z listing of thousands of free woodworking plans.

Build beds and bedroom furniture, including baby furniture and more.

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Plans for dining furniture, kitchen cabinets, doo-dads, islands.

Home Office Plans

Desks, computer desks, desk accessories and more.

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Projects from garages to garage shelves, workbenches and much more.

Hundreds of indoor and outdoor projects for kids, furniture and toys.

Free plans for tables, shelves, benches, bookcases, chairs and a lot more.

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Each Plan has Photos

Each how-to free woodworking plan listed has a photo referencing the project. So you can use this website as a catalog and quickly browse through a category to find exactly what you want.

You will also find a link to purchase plans for each woodworking category in case you decide to buy one of our high quality plans. Many of them are downloadable and some are mail-order, but you will find tons of great project patterns for purchase.

The free woodworking plans are sometimes very straightforward and easy, and sometimes only for someone with a high level of woodworking artistry. When you find something you’d like to build, print out the free project and instructions while they are still available. Make a point of checking the material lists before buying your building materials for accuracy.

Think Free Plans. Think www.FreeWW.com

Whether you are new to woodworking or a seasoned pro looking for free woodworking plans, you’ve come to the right place. There are many for the beginner and for all types of furniture. Literally thousands of building projects and scroll saw patterns are included. Free, we’ve got it!

Next step, print a plan.

Use the menu at the top of the page to access each plan category or browse the alphabetical listing of free woodworking plans. Print or save your favorites to build now or later.

What a great idea!

So many ideas are included in this website, just waiting for you to build memories with inexpensive wood projects. You will find a variety including outdoor projects, furniture plans, household accessories, craft fair items and workshop furnishings. There is also a host of projects suitable for a beginner. Build one of these great projects this weekend!


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National Association of Special Education Teachers: Computer Hardware and Software for Special Education #computer #software,

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IEP Goals, Objective and Activities

NASET has created a simple, and easy to use application for the iPad and iPhone. The IEP Goals, Objectives Activities App provides a convenient tool to easily choose and build a student’s list of IEP Annual Goals, Short Term Objectives, and Behavioral Objectives.

In order to do this, you will be able to choose from:

  • Numerous Annual Goal areas;
  • Over 100 Short Term Objectives
  • Almost 5,000 Behavioral Objectives

Plus, this app allows you to:

  • Plan each student’s educational curriculum
  • Develop, from a list of over 2,700 Suggested Activities, enrichment experiences to enhance student development
  • Export the assembled annual goals, short term objectives and behavioral objectives for each student via email

Failure Free Reading’s materials include a unique combination of print, talking software, and teacher directed lessons. Classroom kits include teacher’s manual, reinforcement activities, student workbooks, independent reading booklets, instructional readers, flashcards, parent communication letters, certificate of accomplishments, and more. Software includes spelling, listening comprehension, story books, language development, reading comprehension activities and more. The software also has Spanish resources for teaching English to Spanish speaking students.

Failure Free Reading uses a model of repetition, control, and feedback – integrating teacher, text, and technology. The program is integrated and coordinated to provide multiple exposures in multiple contexts. Students read material that is designed to be of interest to students in their grade/age level; the logic of the program is that at each and every level, repetition, semantic support in the form of word meaning and word pronunciations, and the “additive” principle of sentence complexity (which is relaxed in grade 3 and above) provide the scaffolding that helps students cope with the texts.

Progressive Academic Learning Systems (PALS)

ABA/Discrete Trial Educational CD

  • Educational software for school and home
  • 168 lessons
  • 44,000+ tasks
  • Supports school curriculum standards
  • Spanish version available

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LEAPS – Online Resources for Behavior Remediation

Provenio’s flagship product, LEAPS, (Life Excelerator/Assessment of Personal Skills) consists of a research-based interactive library covering 109 coping, adapting and functioning life skills. LEAPS’ assessment tool allows instructors to assess each individual student’s instructional needs and prescribes a personalized instructional program for the behavior component of the IEP process.

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