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October 5, 2014 By Robert DePaolo Special Education Articles Comments Off

A Perplexing Problem In some ways the very idea of a reading disorder makes little sense; particularly in light of the “all things being equal” paradigm – i.e....

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Teaching Self-Calming Skills

August 23, 2014 By Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA Special Education Articles Comments Off

"You need to calm down." This is something I hear a lot in my work as a behavior specialist when a student starts to get agitated-- answering rudely,...

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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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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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