Nuts & Boltsis your question and answer handbook to everything MTSS! This book/electronic app hybrid utilizes an interactive interface that allows users to readily access online resources, obtain video guidance, and even consult further with experts in the areas of RtI, PBIS, social and emotional deficits, learning disabilities, and suicide prevention.
Nuts and Boltsis not just a book. It is an book, e-book, and electronic application hybrid designed for the “on-the-go” educator, administrator, or mental health service provider whose time is limited by the ongoing demands of their professional duties (the hardcopy of the book contains information for how to access the e-book and application).
This resource guide is largely written in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format. Readers are able to access information revolving around progress monitoring, computer adaptive tests, and interventions/programs across the social, emotional, and behavioral domains and receive video guidance from experts in each of the aforementioned areas. Central toNuts and Boltsis the book’s dedication to best evidence-based practices and exploration of the MTSS process in a user-friendly format. Flow-charts tailored to each tier, links to online resources, an evergrowing web data-base, and an extensive review of social-emotional programs makes this resource vital to any professional seeking to navigate preventative practices in their schools and community. With video guidanceand electronic resources just a click away, understanding and implementing MTSS has never beensimpler!!!!
Multiple Tiers covered include the following areas:
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About the Author
Gary Schaffer is a School Psychologist and author of the book Nuts & Bolts: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: A Basic Guide to Implementing Preventative Practice in Our Schools and Community. Gary currently works for the NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and Frontier Central School District. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of School Psychology at Niagara University and provides assessment services for Erie County Medical Center. In the past, Gary has held positions with the NYS Office of Mental Health, Lansing School District, and Dysart Unified School District.
Gary received his B.A. degree in Special Education and English and M.S./C.A.S. degree in School Psychology from Niagara University in Niagara University, NY. He is a past recipient of the New York Association of School Psychologists’ (NYASP) Ted Bernstein Award and currently serves on the NYASP Board. In June, 2015, Gary met with national House and Senate members in Washington, DC to support the inclusion of childhood mental health and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
He has previously published for the Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development, Journal of Post-Secondary Education and Disability, and the New York School Psychologist. At present, Gary is leading a national study analyzing motivational factors and compensatory strategies of high school, post-secondary, and college alumni with High Functioning Autism. His research interests include Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, post-secondary transition for students with disabilities, school and community-based mental health, ADHD, and developmental disabilities.
Gary can be reached for consultation and presentations at email@example.com