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Peer-Reviewed Research & Research Based Instruction

August 22, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 2 Comments »

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when reauthorized in 2004 introduced the concept of Research Based Instruction. This was done in order to align the regulations with the No...

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Educational placements from Least Restrictive to Most Restrictive

August 21, 2014 By Dennise Goldberg Special Education Articles No Comments »

Least Restrictive Environment is defined as “In General.  To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are...

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What? – Auditory Processing Disorder

August 20, 2014 By Carol Murphy, MA, CCC-SLP Special Education Articles 5 Comments »

The weird thing about the diagnosis of auditory processing disorder is that, although most everyone agrees on the variety of symptoms, the actual testing of it can differ...

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What is compensatory education?

August 19, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 1 Comment »

What is it? Compensatory education is generally defined as a remedy owed to children with a disability who have been denied, a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Compensatory...

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Learning Basic Life Skills in High School

August 17, 2014 By Eric Peres Special Education Articles 2 Comments »

What should families expect their children to learn in a life skills class at the high school level? A simple question; however, I think many schools seem to...

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Help Your Struggling Reader Develop a Strong Vocabulary

August 15, 2014 By Dr. Gary G. Brannigan and Dr. Howard Margolis Special Education Articles No Comments »

If struggling readers do not have strong knowledge of the vocabulary they hear in class and see when reading, they cannot become good readers. Below are three easy...

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When Food goes from Foe to Friend

July 27, 2014 By Dennise Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 2 Comments »

As many of you know, over the years I have written about our son’s difficulty with food.  From the very beginning with his texture sensitivity with food, apraxia...

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Learning Outside the Box

July 11, 2014 By Barbara Lipscomb Special Education Articles No Comments »

As children and parents negotiate their way through the final weeks of summer and approach the beginning of a new school year, they experienced the inevitable and vast...

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The Five Keys to Unlocking a Successful School Year

By Samantha Feinman, Program Director, New Frontiers in Learning and Casey Schmalacker, Coach, New Frontiers in Learning Special Education Articles 1 Comment »

Executive functioning skills are essential to succeed in life. Certain executive functioning skills, such as time management and organization, help individuals in their jobs, daily chores, and day...

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Orton-Gillingham: Who, Where and Why?

July 10, 2014 By Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley Special Education Articles 13 Comments »

To those of you who have tried (and some have succeeded) it seems like you need a secret handshake to get Orton-Gillingham training. After a quick search on...

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ADHD Behavior Management – Teach Your Kids How

July 9, 2014 By Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, ACC Special Education Articles 1 Comment »

This is a common refrain at our house – sound familiar? “Son, you look like you’ve lost focus. What do you need to do to get back on...

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Using Prior Written Notice as a tool

July 8, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 5 Comments »

How many parents attended IEP’s recently where you requested changes to your child’s IEP only to be met with resistance and ultimately the School District refused to make...

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Understanding the Importance of IEP Goals and Objectives

July 7, 2014 By Jennifer Fuller James Special Education Articles 3 Comments »

The Goals and Objectives section of the IEP is the”meat” of the IEP. Goals and objectives should be directly linked to the child’s educational needs. Special educators determine...

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Strong Advocacy & Positive School Relationships are not Mutually Exclusive

July 5, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 12 Comments »

I don’t understand why every time we post an article on Special Education Advisor regarding advocacy or relationships with your child’s school we always get the same type...

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Communicating with Your Child

July 1, 2014 By Jean Nicol Special Education Articles No Comments »

Maybe They Need To See What You Say!    We believe hearing sounds begins in the womb; perhaps learning to recognize a mother’s voice or benefitting from listening to...

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Early Intervention: An Occupational Therapists Point of View

May 25, 2014 By Dr. Frederick B. Covington, Special Education Articles 1 Comment »

To correctly begin this article we have to start with, ” ONCE UPON A TIME”. You may new be sitting with a puzzled look on your face, but...

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Reality and misconceptions about helping kids improve their social skills

May 24, 2014 By Ryan Wexelblatt, MSS Special Education Articles 3 Comments »

Whenever I have the opportunity to speak with fellow Camp Directors who run camps designed for neurotypical children the topic often leads to discussing their campers who present...

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