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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

Extraordinary Kids With Down Syndrome Rock Out to Queen

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There was a time when people pitied parents who gave birth to a child with Downs Syndrome. But perceptions have changed over the years and now folks understand that these kids are just like any other child.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

A Better Education for My Autistic Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Never stand in the way of a momma bear and her cub. Officials in Henrico County, Virginia learned this lesson when they refused to provide a "free and appropriate" education for Gregory "Junior" Matthews, who at fifteen is non-verbal and on the Autism Spectrum. After a special education specialist determined that Junior qualified for attendance at The Faison School in Richmond, he was enrolled there.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Paraprofessionals Face Dangers Related to Special Education Work

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

Jamie Moffitt always dreamed she'd work with children as an educator. The Tooele County resident was excited when a substitute teaching position opened up at Rose Springs Elementary in Erda, Utah.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Technology Trends in Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Approximately 13 percent of all students enrolled in public schools are receiving special education services. These students have a variety of disabilities, from severe developmental delays to specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. Providing appropriate educational opportunities for such a diverse population can be quite challenging. Recent advances in technology have provided the field of special education with valuable resources to enhance the learning experience. 

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Keep Students Accountable for Their Educational Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Educators are inspirational. They help young people tackle difficult subjects that will help them succeed later in life. Most students earn passing grades in their classes. Other youngsters need a little more motivation to help them pass their courses. These students may make constant excuses for failing grades or bad behavior. They blame their failures on teachers and fellow peers, without taking responsibility for their own success. How can teachers encourage students to take charge of their own academic success?

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Topics: Education

The Unique Challenge of Teaching Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on May 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's not easy being a special ed teacher. All teachers face their own set of challenges, but for special ed teachers, those challenges can be even more advanced. The challenges, however, are also backed by their own unique set of rewards. If you're a special ed teacher, many of these scenarios will seem all too familiar.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

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