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Diana is the Director of California’s PENT project. The PENT  website is full of great resources for 
educators serving the educational, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of  students. Materials on 
developing differentiated instruction, accommodation,  and behavior support plans can be downloaded 
here. Many of Diana’s training materials are posted here.
				http://www.pent.ca.gov/

Related Links

This page contains links to important sources for understanding educational law, educational research, and promising practices to achieve high outcomes for all students. There are many other valuable links on the websites referenced below. These are websites that Diana frequently accesses.

Text Box: INSITUTE ON VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR


Text Box: LRP PUBLICATIONS
LRP Publications is the preeminent 
source of educational materials, 
listserv and legally compliant best 
practice Interventions for students with disabilities. Diana is the Education Consultant for LRP Publications and the Program Advisor for the National Institute on Educating  Individuals with Disabilities: http://www.lrpinstitute.com/
Text Box: PROJECT REACH

Is a federally funded grant sponsored by
the Office of Special Education Programs.
Project REACH focuses on providing
evidence-based interventions to students
with the most intense emotional or behavioral problems in public and non-public school settings: http://www.lehigh.edu/projectreach/
Text Box: Virginia Youth Violence Project

The VYVP is directed by Dr. Dewey Cornell a 
nationally renowned expert on youth violence.
The site contains comprehensive information 
on youth violence prevention strategies,
threat assessment and anti-bullying programs. Diana collaborates regularly with Dr. Cornell.http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/
Text Box: PBIS

The OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral
Interventions and Supports is a key resource
for cutting edge information of positive
behavior support. It includes information on
systems and outcomes along the three-tier
continuum (primary, secondary, and tertiary).
PENT logo

The IVDB is directed by Dr. Jeff Sprague in collaboration with Dr. Hill Walker. Diana collaborates regularly with Dr. Sprague.

http://www.uoregon.edu/~ivdb/

Text Box: INTERVENTION CENTRAL

Intervention Central offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning. The site was created by Jim Wright who is a school psychologist and administrator.
http://interventioncentral.com/

Text Box: National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

The National Center on Student 
Progress  Monitoring has exciting: 
downloadable articles, PowerPoint 
presentations, FAQs , and links to 
additional resources about student progress monitoring, CBM, applying decision making to IEPs. http://www.studentprogress.org/
Text Box: HAMILTON FISH

The Hamilton Fish Institute on 
School and Community Violence
 is a national resource for the 
research and development of school violence prevention strategies:  http://hamfish.org/cms/
Text Box: OREGON SOCIAL LEARNING CENTER

The OSLC was founded by Gerald
Patterson in the 1950s and is
responsible for the dissemination of
landmark findings on the development
of antisocial behavior problems. The OSLC continues to be a leader 
Text Box: Robert D. Hare

No understanding of
juvenile violence is 
compele without the
understanding of Dr.
Hare’s Work.

http://www.hare.org/

Text Box: AAIDD (formerly AAMR)

Website for the American Association on 
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
 The AAIDD is the leading national, professional association run by and for professionals who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
http://www.aamr.org/
Text Box: TASH: Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion

TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm. TASH 's mission is to eliminate physical and social obstacles that prevent equity, diversity, and quality of life.
http://www.tash.org/who_we_are.html
Text Box: What Works Clearinghouse

The WWC collects, screens, and Identifies studies of effectiveness
Of educational interventions. The WWC constantly updates its 
Technical standards to account for new innovations brought forth by experts and users: http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/
Text Box: National Association of State Directors of Special Education

NASDSE’s website contains valuable links
 to regional resource centers and important
 new information on topics such as
 “response to intervention “and “evidence-
based practice.”
http://www.nasdse.org/links.cfm
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Direct Instruction (DI) is a model for teaching
 that emphasizes well-developed and 
carefully planned lessons designed around 
small learning increments and clearly defined
 and prescribed teaching tasks. It is based on
 the theory that clear instruction eliminating 
misinterpretations can greatly improve and 
accelerate learning. http://www.nifdi.org/
PBIS Logologo: National Center on Student Progress MonitoringThe Hamilton Fish InstituteOregon Social Learning CenterWithout Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among UsLRP ConferencesText Box: NATIONAL STATE POLICY DATABASE

NASDSE's Project Forum, in conjunction 
with the Federal Resource Center (FR) 
has  created a database that allows you to
 locate and download full copies or specific sections of the federal and state special education laws. Best yet, it allows you to search federal and state laws for keywords.
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Text Box: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Comprehensive source of training to
support systemic change and effective
Instruction.

http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd
Text Box: WRIGHT’S LAW

Parents, educators, advocates, and 
attorneys come to Wrightslaw for 
accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw has thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about dozens of topics: http://www.wrightslaw.com/
Text Box: Kansas University Center for Research on Learning

Follow links for SIM and CLC below to
access research-based interventions.

Text Box: CAST: Universal Design for Learning
http://www.cast.org/index.html
Instruction requires:
Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge, 
Multiple means of expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know, 
Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.
Text Box: Internet-4-Classrooms

One-stop-shop for effective and different-
iated instruction. Please check this out!
Association for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentNASDSE

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IVDB: Institute on Violence and Destructive BehaviorThe University of KansasCAST UDL Lesson Builder logoText Box: BAZELON CENTER for MENTAL HEALTH LAW

Sign up for the listserv. A source for our 
precedent-setting litigation on mental health.

http://www.bazelon.org/about/index.htm


Bazelon Center logoWrightslaw HeaderText Box: SEARCH INSTITUTE

Building the initial resilience of Emily
Warner, the Search Institute offers
asset-building and mentoring materials
to support the development of resilient 
youth, regardless of life risk factors.
http://search-institute.org/
SI LogoText Box: IRIS MEDIA INC.

This company produces videos that 
highlight effective practice showing 
“what to do” and “what not to do” to 
Increase staff learning potentials. 
Check it out!
Text Box: National Association of School Psychologists Center




Many articles of value to the education community are posted at NASP Center and at NASP online.
Text Box: ALL KINDS OF MINDS
The work of Dr. Mel Levine
 and colleagues can be 
accessed on this website. 
Learn how to teach students
to understand learning 
differences and other topics.
Sign up for the listserv.
Keeping a Head in School: A Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning DisordersText Box: SUCCESS FOR ALL
What Works?
Success for All improves 
student achievement," say 
Dan Aladjem and Kathryn 
Borman in Summary of 
Findings from the National 
Longitudinal Evaluation of Comprehensive School Reform, a paper presented at the AERA 2006 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Text Box: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

AERA is the most 
prominent 
international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. 
Check the media briefing page for important information.
American Educational Research AssociationText Box: NATIONAL STANDARDS 

The NSDC has developed
Standards for professional 
development that produces
 outcomes.  One day “spray and pray” workshops with no follow-up does not produce outcomes. Read what does.
NSDC logoText Box: U.S. Department of Education

See our national website 
for important updates on all
matters educational. Keep 
up-to-date on NCLB.
U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans - Link to ED.gov Home PageNo Child Left BehindText Box: SAFE AND RESPONSIVE SCHOOLS

This website gives you access to Dr. Russell 
Skiba and colleagues. Look carefully at the 
Disproportionality, school discipline, and
school violence publications.
Text Box: National Center on Educational Outcomes

This website has valuable 
articles on the impact of 
various types of 
accommodations
during standardized assessment.
http://education.umn.edu/NCEO/OnlinePubs/Policy18/default.html
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The NRCLD is a source of research on LD identification and the pivotal role of an RtI model in identifying LD. This website has many useful articles. 
National Research Center on Learning DisabilitiesText Box: Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration





This website has important links for understanding risk and protective factors; especially look at the work of Hawkins and Catalano (1992)
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information CenterText Box: SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE




Download the consensus recommendations for threat assessment in schools that is the result of collaboration between Department of Education, Secret Service, and FBI. 
United States Secret ServiceText Box: CCBD
Back issues of Beyond 
Behavior can be down-
Loaded for free from the 
Council for Children with
Behavioral Disorders.
See the article on Quality Program Indicators for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
Council for Children with Behavioral DisordersCouncil for Children with Behavioral DisordersText Box: Dr. Bruce Gale


A valuable website for those interested in social skills group and the Rapid Screener assessment tool (check it out).
Text Box: EDUCATIONAL PAPERWORK SOLUTIONS

This website gives you access to an electronic
IEP format developed by a former special
education teacher. It is easy to use and includes the behavior support plan in electronic form.