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Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH)

Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH)

A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities, Third Edition
Authors: Michael F. Giangreco Ph.D., Chigee J. Cloninger Ph.D., Virginia Salce Iverson M.Ed.   Invited Contributors: Timothy Fox M.Ed., Victoria Graf M.Ed., C.A.S., Jacqueline F. Kearns Ed.D., Harold L. Kleinert Ed.D., Jesse C. Suter Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59857-187-5
Pages: 232
Copyright: 2011
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Size:  8.5 x 11.0
Stock Number:  71875
Format:  Paperback w/CD-ROM
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 teamwork
  • explore the current and future status of valued life outcomes
  • identify appropriate curriculum areas to assess
  • rate and select high-priority learning outcomes to be targets of instruction
  • determine which aspects of the general education curriculum should be targets of instruction
  • choose the supports students need to reach their goals
  • develop meaningful annual goals and short-term objectives that reflect each student's individual priorities
  • create 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 materials
  • Updated introductory information establishing a contemporary context for the use of COACH
  • Increased focus on access to the general education curriculum
  • Streamlined COACH process for easier implementation
  • Reorganized descriptions and directions
  • Updated and simplified student record forms
  • Information about COACH and alternate assessment
  • A tool to assist teams in clarifying their respective roles
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Reviews

Review by: Colleen Thoma, Professor, Department of Special Education & Disability Policy, VCU School of Education
"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."
Review by: Joanne Cafiero, private Autism and Augmentative Communication consultant
"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."
Review by: Michael Wehmeyer, Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
"The most thoughtful, systematic approach to planning for the inclusive education of students with intensive support needs available today."
Review by: Terri Vandercook, Chair of the Special Education and Gifted Education Department, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis.
"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."
Review by: Dr. Katrina Arndt, Assistant Professor, Inclusive Education Department, St. John Fisher College
"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!"
Review by: Roberta Schnorr, Professor, SUNY Oswego
"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."
Review by: Christi Kasa, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Colorado
"An essential tool . . . presents amazing practice strategies for supporting collaboration between among school and family. A must have for building successful outcomes for kids!"
Review: Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
"Readers who are new to the COACH will find the tool to be essential for planning educational outcomes for students with intensive support needs, and readers who have been using it as an educational planning tool for years will find that the new version offers a streamlined and updated approach grounded in the founding guiding principles."

Table of Contents (Book)

CD-ROM Contents
About the Authors
Other Contributors
What's New in the Third Edition of COACH?

Section I. Introduction to COACH

What is COACH?
Principles Forming the Basis of COACH
Principle 1: All Students Are Capable of Learning and Deserve a Meaningful Curriculum
Principle 2: Quality Instruction Requires Ongoing Access to Inclusive Environments
Principle 3: Pursuing Valued Life Outcomes Informs the Selection of Curricular Content
Principle 4: Family Involvement Is a Cornerstone of Educational Planning
Principle 5: Collaborative Teamwork Is Essential to Quality Education
Principle 6: Coordination of Services Ensures that Necessary Supports Are Appropriately Provided
Description of COACH Part A of COACH (Steps 1–3)
Determining a Student's Educational Program
How and Why COACH Works
Description of COACH Part B (Steps 4–6)
Translating the Family-Identified Priorities into Goals and Objectives

Section II. Answering Common Questions About COACH

How Does COACH Fit into IEP Development?
For Whom Should COACH be Used?
How Long Does it Take to Complete COACH?
Who Can Facilitate COACH?
Who Participates in COACH?
Where Should COACH Be Completed?
When Should COACH Be Completed?
Should COACH Be Completed Every Year?
What Are Key COACH "Don'ts"?

Section III. Directions for Completing COACH Steps

Part A: Determining a Student's Educational Program
Preparation Checklist
Step 1: Family Interview
Introducing the Family Interview
Step 1.1: Valued Life Outcomes
Step 1.2: Selecting Curriculum Areas to Explore During the Family Interview
Step 1.3: Rating Learning Outcomes in Selected Curriculum Areas
Step 1.4: Prioritizing Learning Outcomes in Selected Curriculum Areas
Step 1.5: Cross-Prioritization
Step 2: Additional Learning Outcomes
Step 2.1: Additional Learning Outcomes from COACH
Step 2.2: Additional Learning Outcomes from General Education
Step 3: General Supports
Part B: Translating the Family-Identified Priorities into Goals and Objectives
Step 4: Annual Goals
Step 5: Short-Term Objectives
Step 6: Program-at-a-Glance

Section IV. Implementing COACH-Generated Plans

Conclusion
References

Appendix A: Questions and Answers for Team Members About COACH

Appendix B: Blank COACH Student Record Forms for Part A: Steps 1–3†

Appendix C: Blank COACH Student Record Forms for Part B: Steps 4–6†

Appendix D: Additional Blank Forms for Section IV†

Scheduling Matrix Information
Scheduling Matrix Form
Planning and Adapting Instruction
Learning Style Inventory for Students with Complex and Challenging Disbilities
Timothy J. Fox & Virginia S. Iverson
Activity Analysis
Virginia S. Iverson & Timothy J. Fox
Evaluating Impact for Learning Outcomes
Evaluating Impact for General Supports

Appendix E: COACH and Alternate Assessment: How Are They Related?
Harold L. Kleinert & Jacque Farmer Kearns

Appendix F: Roles of Team Members Supporting Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
Michael F. Giangreco, Jesse C. Suter, & Victoria Graf

Index

†Fillable forms are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Table of Contents (CD-ROM)

About this CD-ROM

Appendix A: Questions and Answers for Team Members About COACH

Appendix B: Blank COACH Student Record Forms for Part A: Steps 1–3†

Appendix C: Blank COACH Student Record Forms for Part B: Steps 4–6†

Appendix D: Additional Blank Forms for Section IV†

Scheduling Matrix Information and Form
Planning and Adapting Instruction
Learning Style Inventory for Students with Complex and Challenging Disabilities
Timothy J. Fox & Virginia S. Iverson
Activity Analysis
Virginia S. Iverson & Timothy J. Fox
Evaluating Impact for Learning Outcomes
Evaluating Impact for General Supports

Appendix E:COACH and Alternate Assessment: How Are They Related?
Harold L. Kleinert & Jacqui Farmer Kearns

Appendix F: Roles of Teams Members Supporting Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
Michael F. Giangreco, Jesse C. Suter, & Victoria Graf

Appendix G: Example: Kindergarten Student with Sensory and Intellectual Disabilities* *
Chigee J. Cloninge

Appendix H: Example: High School Student with Down Syndrome* *
Virginia S. Iverson

About the Authors
End User License Agreement

†Fillable forms
* *CD-ROM only

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