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Educating Educators: Autism in the Classroom

February 12, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

There is a lack of training for special education teachers, and more specifically, for those teachers educating children on the autism spectrum.

This is partly due to the fact that only a handful of states have adopted autism competencies for educators.

Why are autism teacher competencies so important?

There is agreement among experts in the field of autism that the sooner a student gets appropriate treatment, the more likely he or she will be able to mainstream into a typical classroom. If teachers have access to evidence-based teaching and behavior methods they will be able to make sure the student is prepared for this transition. Read the rest of this entry →

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Highly Qualified Teacher in Special Education

January 17, 2012 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 added a qualification requirement for special education teachers to be “highly qualified” to align with The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Every Parent should understand what it means to be “highly qualified” and has the right to request the qualifications of any of your child’s Teachers. Read the rest of this entry →

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