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Parents Help Parents Navigate Special Education Online

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Often, parents of special needs children find navigating special education is akin to trying to get through a complex maze without a map or other guidance. To successfully shepherd themselves and their children through the special education maze, parents turn to other parents of special needs children on the internet.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

World Teacher's Day: October 5th, 2019

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

World Teachers Day is right around the corner on October 5th. The holiday started in 1994 to celebrate some of the most influential people in our lives - educators, from preschool teachers to college professors. Although it's a special day created to celebrate educators all over the world, we need to remember to appreciate and support them every day, during the school year and beyond.

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Topics: Education

All Schools Need Social Workers, Especially During Times of Crisis

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 23, 2019 11:44:57 AM

Social workers can play a crucial role in the emotional well-being of any child in a public school, grades K - 12. Their job functions and descriptions may vary from district to district, but overall their role is similar. It is a school social worker's job to advocate for a student's individual well being. Essentially, they can act as a liaison between family, school and community.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Incorporating Special Education into Regular Classrooms

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In the past, it was thought the best way to teach those with special needs was to separate them from regular classrooms in order to provide the focused attention they required. While it still holds true that certain students do need teachers that will address their special learning needs, it is also becoming more obvious that at least some integration into regular classrooms can be beneficial, both for special ed and regular students.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

The Changing Role of Special Education in Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There have been significant changes in how special education institutions deliver therapy services to their students. In the past, speech, physical, or occupational therapy was conducted inside rooms reserved for therapy sessions. Paraprofessionals would help students with special needs, overcome their behavioral challenges and mental health issues. But general ED teachers seldom participated with students who had IEPs.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Education

Pennsylvania Camps Focus on Behavioral Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Behavioral and mental health issues in children have received a great deal of attention during the past few decades. Terms like depression, ADHD and Autism Spectrum have become household terms and that's a great thing! Yet even as our awareness grows, families of children with specialized needs still struggle to find appropriate facilities and programs. Below is a resource list for families and medical professionals in search of quality programming for these kids.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

How to Retain Special Education Teachers

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For years, special education teachers have been leaving the classroom at a higher rate than general education teachers. It's commonly assumed that this is due to issues with students, parents, and the burden of reams of paperwork.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Connecting With a Child Who Has Autism: Music Works

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Do you know somebody diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? You have probably heard some of the symptoms and The Diagnostic Statistics Manual offers this clinical criteria for diagnosing ASD:

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Early Education Suspension Leads to Future Problems

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A study came out that showed when a child is suspended from school, it actually does more harm than good. That the time spent out of the classroom is very detrimental to the development of the child. The rundown of the study is this:

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Teens with Autism Defy Statistics and Pursue Career Dreams

Posted by Brian Spence on May 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Unemployment rates for young people on the autism spectrum are shockingly high. A 2015 study by the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found that two-thirds of autistic youth were neither employed nor pursuing post-secondary education in the first two years after high school. With a 42 percent unemployment rate, autistic adults in their mid-twenties fared little better.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

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