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Project Participate provides school-based teams with strategies to increase active participation of students with diverse needs in the classroom. Project Participate offers speech therapy, fine motor, homework, cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, AAC, augmentative communication, communication, socialization, life skills, switch, choice making, communication boards, low tech.
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Handouts & Forms

Here you will find training materials and planning forms to promote student productivity and team collaboration in the school community.  Use the forms to compose functional goals, document student participation, and delineate roles for team members. Expand your skills or train others with the handouts but remember, no part of these files may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any form for compensation of any kind, without prior written permission of Project Participate.

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What is Active Participation?
Being there is not enough. Students with disabilities benefit from placement in general education classrooms when they are given opportunities to actively participate!  Often teams underestimate student abilities and mistake passivity for participation. This handout compares and contrasts active and passive participation to inspire teams to raise their expectations.

Ten Tips for General Educators
This handout delineates ten quick and easy things that classroom teachers can do to include students with disabilities in the classroom from day one.

Ten Tips for Paraeducators
In the fast paced school setting, paraeducators often embark upon classroom duties without the guidance they need. This handout describes simple suggestions for classroom aides to help them promote active participation and the independence of students with disabilities.

Ten Tips for Special Educators
Collaborate, communicate and promote the participation of diverse students in the classroom.  This handout describes simple strategies for learning specialists and special education teachers.

Ten Tips for Administrators
Share this brief list of suggestions with school administrators and enable the principal or assistant principal to promote the active participation of students with disabilities in the regular education classroom.

Ten Tips for Therapists
Keep students in the classroom and meet therapeutic objectives. Follow the advice on this tip sheet designed for speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists.

Ten Tips for Caregivers
This tip sheet offers suggestions to parents and caregivers to help improve their ability to work with professionals and others on the school-based team.

Ten Tips for Assistive Techies
Follow the common sense guidelines on this handout and get people to actually use computers and augmentative communication devices in the classroom! 


How Does Your Classroom Work?
Special educators can use this brief but thorough checklist to learn more about the regular classroom environment. Take it along when meeting the classroom teacher to initiate questions and guide discussions.  Form includes a To Do list to help with planning curricular adaptations

Assistance Rating
Students with disabilities frequently receive credit for work completed by another person.  Use this quick questionnaire during a visit to a secondary classroom as a way to measure the assistance given to students to complete tasks.

Participation Rating
How often is a student really participating in class?  Use this form as a way to guide an observation of the student in the middle or high school environment and assess classroom participation. 

Participation Plan
Who is doing what?  Where is the student supposed to be and when?  Who is supposed to help? Use this form to create a system of accountability and define roles and tasks so everyone on the team knows what to do. 

Daily Participation Record
Paraeducators and classroom teachers complete this quick and simple form each day to document classroom accomplishments and maintain focus on pertinent goals.

Daily Participation Record - Sample
See a sample of a daily  participation record created to help the school team document the daily performance of staff members and students.

IntelliPics Planning Sheet
IntelliPics is a multi-media authoring tool used by professionals and parents to create accessible learning activities that incorporate graphics, animation, text and sound.  This sheet is designed to help individuals with a working sense of IntelliPics plan multi-sensory learning activities.

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Aurora, CO 80045

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