Supervisors of Low Incidence Programs (SLIP) (CoP) / October 2017
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: High Quality Student Evaluations, Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
1. SLIP Winter Conference – January 23-24, 2017
a. Day 1 – Communication – Call for Presenters. Applications online and Due by 10/15/17.
Still searching for additional presenters.
b. Day 2 – Updates/Ideas for Supervisors – Still seeking presenters based on membership
requests. Addt’l topics- Student Growth, Learning Labs, Peer Coaching, PLC’s, Sex &
Health Education, and Secondary Transition were discussed.
2. MCEC Call for Presenters
3. Site Visit – November – Jackson ISD/Amy Rogers – Date TBA
4. Congratulations to Mary Bradley of Wesley for new baby girl!
1. Seclusion & Restraint – Discussion on use of supports such as a rifton chair with lap belt, transportation seat belt or harness, and any other form of “restraint.” How are your therapists involved? Some have moved away from any form of seat belt/lap belt within the classrooms. Others are following up with OT’s/PT’s on scripts written, purpose, and specific use within the classroom. Some are placing this in the IEP and others are not if they have scripts on file.
Transportation was discussed and some noted this is separate and required for safety. Taken from MDE Standards on Seclusion & Restraint:
Approved by the State Board of Education December 2006
Last Updated 4/18/17
Mechanical Restraint means the use of any device, article, garment, or materials attached to or adjacent to a student’s body that restricts normal freedom of movement and that cannot be easily removed by a student. Mechanical Restraint does NOT include:
a. An adaptive protective device recommended by a physician or therapist (when it is recommended);
b. safety equipment used by the general student population as intended (for example seat belts, safety harness on school transportation)
2. Third Grade Reading Law – Samples were shared from two of the centers and will be emailed out on the SLIP list-serve. Discussion held on assessments the group is using.
3. Sex & Health Education – Two comparison documents previously available and are not accessible on the MDE website. Call to the State has indicated that the contact person listed on the site is not aware that they were listed as the contact person to this information. Tina plans to present the information on Day 2 that she previously used in their curriculum and to continue to search for updated information.
4. Teacher & Sub Shortages were discussed and alternative certifications and/or arrangements that districts are doing to get coverage. Supervisors are assisting with IEP’s, lesson plans, and progress monitoring to get requirements covered.