Special Education Improvement

Our special education improvement consultants provide training, coaching and technical assistance to local district staff to assist districts in implementing effective research-based practices to address the school performance of students with disabilities. Consultants work with local school districts in developing and improving special education services for students with disabilities.

Training, coaching, and technical support in these areas

  • Accommodations and modifications
  • Components of effective literacy
  • Developing assessment-capable learners
  • Developing quality individualized education programs (IEPs)
  • Professional partnerships – co-teaching
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Standards-based IEPs linked to Missouri learning standards
  • Early warning signs
  • Missouri Assessment Program – Alternate (MAP-A) new and experienced administrators
  • Progress monitoring and data collection
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for all
  • Specially designed instruction
  • Standards-based IEPs
  • Transition Academy
  • Universal Design for Learning



Mary McConnell, Ph.D.
Special Education Improvement Consultant

Carrie Turner
Special Education Improvement Consultant