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."
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!"