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Rural district turns to online speech therapy

Although districts are required to provide students in need with special education and related services such as speech therapy, many face obstacles in doing so. One such school district, Lone…

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Michigan expands access to online speech therapy for underserved students

Michigan schools are now eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursement for speech telepractice services, just as they do for on-site services. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services policy,…

This game could improve behavior—and achievement

Can playing a game help students—especially those with disabilities or special needs—improve their behavior, learn empathy, and increase academic performance? The founder of gaming monolith Electronic Arts thinks so, and…

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Minority children underrepresented in special education

Contrary to popular belief, minority children are not overrepresented in special education classrooms and are actually less likely to be diagnosed with and treated for disabilities than white children with…

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Why maker technology is crucial for students with learning difficulties

Many students with learning difficulties—from Dysgraphia and Dyslexia to ADD—respond well to visual or tactile learning and activities that allow physical participation,…

Apperson align social-emotional assessment to Open Circle curriculum

As part of its commitment to educating the whole child through academic and social-emotional learning (SEL), Apperson Inc., a K-12 provider of assessment tools and software solutions that are designed…

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Webinar covers social and emotional learning strategies

On June 24, 2015, educators and administrators can learn how SEL assessment and instruction helps improve student outcomes and alleviate behavior issues during the free webinar, “Learn from Peers and…

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Webinar explores new approach to understanding Autism

The Uniquely Human approach seeks to learn more about individuals with Autism in an attempt to find out why certain behavior might be occurring. It is the subject of an…

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Robots teach coping and programming

One New Jersey school district here has a new member of its teaching staff: Nao, an interactive robot that works with students who have autism and those with language impairments. It…

How a collaborative mindset helps teachers reach all learners

Special ed and general ed teachers work together at one district to improve outcomes for everyone The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been met with anxiety from…

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