Updates and changes


“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

Gerturde Stein

It is interesting being in this position when you think about providing information to 125 SLPs. It truly is a battle of pros and cons.   I probably tend to give out too much but I always try to think what I would have found helpful when I was in the trenches.   I believe if you print out these guidance documents to have handy as you get used to the new editors for Infinite Campus it might just make your life a little easier. Please remember to take these with a grain of salt as things may change slightly as the year progresses. Everyone in the state is learning these new forms and as KDE fixes one item it seems to throw off something else. We trained some things one way but found in actual use it was more efficient to do it differently. So here it goes…

Under the General Documents tab you will find the most up to date Speech Language Newsletter 9/15. You will find the new suggestions for Tier 1, 2 and 3 Interventions, reminders regarding goals/benchmarks, new methods of measurement requirements, and LRE examples. There is also the statement regarding uploading graphs without the analysis statement component to IEPs annually. Our Summer Training Power Point and the Updates Power Point have been merged and can also be found here.

The most recent Speech Language Requirements for Initial assessments and Reevaluations chart and New Checklist for the KY Evaluation are found under Evaluation. You received the chart at the beginning of the year and the New Checklist on Wednesday. The checklist follows the editors of the new KY Evaluation.

The scanned in version of the IEP Editor Checklist will be under Annual Review. This is just a quick and easy list of what is required for each IEP. If you need reminders or assistance of best practice for writing IEPs you can check your Speech Language Newsletter 9/15 or if you need more specifics use the IEP Guidance Document found here under Annual Review.

Joann Scott said, “As children know, there’s lots of fun in nonsense. We never stop benefiting from staying flexible, open, and responsive, even in the midst of confusion.” I don’t know about you but that is going to be my motto this year. It has to be. We have many changes, good changes, but changes nonetheless and if we aren’t flexible we won’t be any benefit to ourselves, our colleagues, and especially the children we serve.

Enjoy your long weekend!!!


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