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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

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

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