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4 Myths About School Bullying And The 'Trump Effect'

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

Hillary Clinton has just proposed a $500 million initiative to help states combat bullying. Here are some things you should know....

Spotlight on Response to Intervention 2016 - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

As part of a multi-tiered effort to identify and support struggling learners, schools and educators are turning to Response to Intervention. In this Spotlight, assess the challenges and opportunities for using RTI to improve reading skills and consider whether RTI can work for teachers in addition to students....

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers....

Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

Eighteen years after California voters severely restricted bilingual education, they've voted to bring it back. Proposition 58 passed by a wide margin. But what happens next won't be easy....

How To Teach A Sea Lion Who's Fussy About Grammar

NPR

Authors: National Public Radio

At the New England Aquarium, seals don't just cruise around the tank; they go to school each day. And their teacher has an individual lesson plan for each one of them....

ASHA Day 3

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 20, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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So how did day three end at ASHA? Saturday seemed to be a very low energy day at ASHA. If I was someone who was only able to go for one day, Saturday would have been very disappointing. I did go to some very good sessions but nothing special was going on.

As I mentioned I...

Doing things differently

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 19, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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Morning session listening to Wayne Secore speak on practical classroom performance assessment. Talking about a different way to assess using the celf observational rating scale. Great information and humorous

check out my first impression of the celf 5...

ASHA 2016 Day 2

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 19, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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Well I logged in almost 20,000 steps on the fit bit today.  Seemed like all the sessions I wanted to attend were at the other end of the complex.  Started early with a session on helping students with narratives.  That seems to be a big issue on my caseload these days but...

Cities Warned On Restricting Group Homes

Disability Scoop
Homes where people with disabilities live should not face requirements or conditions different from those where typically-developing individuals...

Administrators guide to SLP Available at ASHA

The School Speech Therapist

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 18, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder that I do have a few copies of my book with me at ASHA. I can let them go for $10. I have shared the book with a few vendors that might benefit. If there is anyone here at ASHA that you think should have a copy of my book please let me...

I am a leader

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 18, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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I’ve had quite a long day here at ASHA. I’m just about ready to fall asleep at the computer. Usually I don’t go in for the rah rah of welcome ceremonies but I am sure glad I went this morning. ASHA brought in a wonderful motivational speaker named Drew Dudley. He spoke...

Biomarkers May Predict Autism Treatment Success

Disability Scoop
While it's clear that early intervention improves outcomes for kids with autism, choosing the right treatment for a particular child remains...

Largest gathering of SLPs in history

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 17, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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Attending the Welcome to ASHA meeting. Going over some of the choices for programs. I’m going to be exposed to an amazing amount of information the next few days.

Over 1700 poster sessions over the next 3 days. That might explain why so many SLPs were traveling with...

Can you spot the SLP?

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Nov 17, 2016 byTeresa Sadowski MA/SLP-ccc

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I made it to Philly. It was a lot of fun at the airport. Met several SLP’s as we waited for our flight from Boston. We played spot the SLP. Which is never hard….SLPs can always scope out other SLPs…we must have some sort of cosmic connection. It helped that every othe...

N.Y. District to Mainstream More Special Ed. Students - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

The 27,000-student Yonkers, N.Y., district has committed to placing more students with disabilities in general education classrooms, after a federal investigation showed that the district was shifting students into restrictive settings with no individualized rationale for doing so....