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What are the biggest challenges SLPs face in schools

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Aug 21, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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About a week ago I asked school SLPs this question on Facebook, “What is the biggest challenge you face working in schools?” I received over 60 responses. With 30 years under my belt, I was pretty sure what the responses would be but I wanted to hear from others.

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When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching....

Dog Ownership May Ease Stress In Autism Families

Disability Scoop
Having a pet dog around the house may markedly lower stress and offer other benefits for families of children on the spectrum, researchers say....

The Amazing Pedal-Powered Brain Race: The Finish Line

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

These middle schoolers built a 200-pound human brain on wheels. Will it survive the eight-hour race through the streets of Baltimore?...

Building The Pedal-Powered Brain: Countdown To Race Day

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

These middle schoolers have been working after school for six months building their giant human-powered brain sculpture. Will their ideas hold up or come crashing down?...

Regulations Broaden Who’s Covered Under ADA

Disability Scoop
The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing new regulations significantly expanding who's covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act....

On A Mission To Race The Middle School Brain

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

How do you pedal a 200-pound pink brain — made of rubber, foam and steel — up 45-degree hills, through thick mud and water without breaking? These middle schoolers have eight months to figure it out....

Disability Could Play Outsized Role In Election

Disability Scoop
The number of potential voters with disabilities is on the rise and now exceeds that of either African-Americans or Latinos in this country,...

Helping College-Bound Native Americans Beat The Odds

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

Only about half of Native American students graduate from high school, and few go on to college. One program has worked 17 years to change that....

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

One teacher in Indiana leads conversations with her fellow teachers and students about race and bias. She's never thought it was more important than she does now....

IDEA Applies To Online Schools Too

Disability Scoop
Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services and supports even if they attend school online, the U.S. Department of...