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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 11 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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7 Common Myths of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

May 23, 2014 By Melanie Feller, M.A., CCC-SLP Special Education Articles 7 Comments »

Proper diagnosis of a language concern is crucial to effective and appropriate treatment. Childhood apraxia of speech (aka developmental apraxia of speech/dyspraxia/verbal apraxia) is frequently both over, and...

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Is the IPAD Good for Kids’ Attention?

May 22, 2014 By Eitan Schwarz Special Education Articles 2 Comments »

Q: IS THE IPAD GOOD FOR KIDS’ ATTENTION? A: ONLY IF PARENTS MANAGE IT FOR THEM. Attention is the busy traffic cop managing the portal of information flowing...

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Dyslexia: ‘I’ve never taught a student with dyslexia.’

May 21, 2014 By Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. Special Education Articles 3 Comments »

Have you ever asked yourself what your local school teachers know about dyslexia? What have they learned on their own? What professional development have they been exposed to...

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Why Free Doesn’t Really Apply to FAPE

May 20, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog No Comments »

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is a myth!  Generally[1] speaking, if your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) they are either receiving a Free Public Education or...

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When a Child’s Disability becomes the “Elephant in the Room”

May 18, 2014 By Dennise Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 1 Comment »

The phrase “Elephant in the Room” has been a part of the English language for a very long time; I’m sure as adults we’ve all used it in...

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Resolving Disputes Between Parents and Schools

April 12, 2014 By The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities No Comments »

In drafting the provisions of IDEA, our nation’s special education law, Congress clearly contemplated that, at times, there would be disagreements between parents of children with disabilities and...

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The Right to Disagree

By The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities No Comments »

Parents have the right to disagree with decisions that the school system makes with respect to their child with a disability. This includes the school’s decisions about: the...

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