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White House Gives Special Education a Big Boost With eBooks App

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Building a lifelong love of reading is difficult, especially when great books are few and far in-between. It's even harder for schools and educators that have limited resources and access to great books, such as low-income schools and special education professionals. The Obamas are hoping to remove these obstacles with their new app, called Open eBooks.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

10 Things Special Education Teachers Wish You Knew

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

49 states report a shortage of special education teachers, according to the National Coalition of Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services. These educators should be considered modern day superheroes. Whether scaling mountains of paperwork in a single bound like Superman or knowing what your child needs before they express it like Jean Gray, special education teachers are exceptional.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

How Do School-Based Occupational Therapists Help Children?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Parents of children with special needs may seek out special therapy for their children from providers at medical practices. However, the public school system also offers children with special needs or developmental delays ongoing therapy from professionals within the school. Speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy are all part of the services that a child may be offered as part of their educational experience.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

What Do Special Education Teachers Really Think?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you've ever wondered what special education teachers really think about their job and their students, we have a few answers. An interesting article by The Mighty, reveals the surprising answers these teachers gave to the question, "What's one secret about your job you wish the rest of the world knew?" Many of the answers were posted in the article, "24 Secrets of Special Education Teachers", including our favorite secret,

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Education

Paraprofessionals Make a Big Difference in Education

Posted by Brian Spence on May 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you want to see a struggling student make big improvements, one factor will matter more than just about any other. The amount of time that a student experiences one-on-one guidance will have a direct impact on that student's success. This is one of the reasons why teachers are constantly asking parents to stay involved in their child's intellectual development.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

What Is Normal? New Therapy Ideas for Developmentally Disabled Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When parents have a developmentally disabled child, they will do everything they can to improve that child's quality of life. Early in treatment, they can clutch fiercely to the idea of giving their child a "normal" life, still comparing them to children born without the same challenges.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Education

Special Education Teacher: The Most Rewarding Job!

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

No one decides to be a teacher in order to make a lot of money. Most of us agree that teachers are underpaid and under appreciated. However, there is something a career in special education can offer that can not be measured by the amount of money in your bank account or the prestige in your title.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Special Education Teacher Changes Lives in First 10 Minutes of His Day

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There are amazing people doing amazing things all around us. Social media platforms have helped bring to light some of the incredible things that have been happening all along, just under the radar of society. One of our favorite examples of this is the special education teacher from Florida who posted a video of how he begins every day in his classroom.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Education Made Easy: Learning With Lego Blocks

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Alycia Zimmerman, who teaches 3rd-grade in New York, uses the familiar Lego toy as an aid for teaching math to her students. She explains: “In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative.”

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Education: America's Oldest Teacher Proves Age is Just a Number

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many people believe that as we age, we lose some abilities, such as memory, or energy to work. But when it comes to education, America's oldest teacher breaks those stereotypes: Agnes Zhelesnik works 35 hours a week in a private school in New Jersey, at the ripe age of 102 years old.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

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