Innovations in Special Education

Inside the unique STEM school for students with learning difficulties
Inside the unique STEM school for students with learning difficulties

The nation's first STEM academy for those with social and learning difficulties focuses on both hard and soft skills, from coding to collaboration.


Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed
Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed

E.L. Haynes has a one-to-one laptop program, and students also can bring their own devices to school. Using a flipped learning approach, teachers record their lessons and post them online,…


Webinar explores new approach to understanding Autism
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…


27 visual, sensory, and augmentative apps for autism

With the extremely large number of apps available for iPads, even those for autism are in abundance, and experts say it’s important to know which are most effective for students…


Classroom robot boosts STEM, engages children with autism

To help celebrate National Robotics Week, one little robot-that-can is making its home in U.S. classrooms, helping train children with special needs and advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)…


Occupational therapy for special-needs students moves online

The San Francisco company PresenceLearning has provided live online speech therapy to thousands of K-12 students in the last few years through a process known as “telepractice.” Now, PresenceLearning has…


My classmate, the robot: NY pupil attends remotely

In an elementary school hallway, a teacher takes her second-graders to the library, leading a single-file line of giggling boys and girls that's perfectly ordinary until you get to a…


Technology helps make speech therapy easier

With speech language pathologists in short supply, rural Glenn County in northern California has turned to PresenceLearning to provide online speech therapy services for about 10 Willows Unified School District…

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