SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

The End of See it, Zap it! Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie) Controversies in Research and Clinical Practice

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image Today it is my pleasure and privilege to interview 3 Australian lactation consultations: Lois Wattis, Renee Kam, and Pamela Douglas, the authors of a March 2017 article in the Breastfeeding Review: “Three experienced lactation consultants reflect upon the oral tie phenomenon” (which can be found HERE).

Tatyana...

A Chance to Raise the Bar for Special Education - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

That’s when Congress first said the expectations for students with disabilities should be substantially the same as those for other students. In 2001, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind law, which required states to begin assessing all students except those with the most severe cognitive impairments the same way they a...

Teacher, Students Shot In Special Ed Classroom

Disability Scoop
A gunman walked into a special ed classroom and opened fire on his wife, a teacher there, and then killed himself, police said. Stray bullets struck...

Is it a Difference or a Disorder? Free Resources for SLPs Working with Bilingual and Multicultural Children

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image For bilingual and monolingual SLPs working with bilingual and multicultural children, the question of: “Is it a difference or a disorder?” arises on a daily basis as they attempt to navigate the myriad of difficulties they encounter in their attempts at appropriate diagnosis of speech, language, and literacy di...

Congress Weighs Expanding ABLE Act

Disability Scoop
As new accounts allowing people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits become increasingly available,...

Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment

Disability Scoop

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have...


Disability Scoop

Authors: DisabilityScoop.com

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have significant implications for years to come.

Read more https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2017/04/07/supreme-court-fape-watershed/23553/

Fighting Hate In Schools

Authors: National Public Radio

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Hate is on the rise in U.S. schools. For students and educators, that means finding new ways to promote tolerance and inclusion.

(Image credit: Tovia Smith /NPR)...

Inactive Teens Develop Lazy Bones

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a...

Stem Cells Show Promise For Treating Autism

Disability Scoop
A small, but promising study suggests that stem cells from a child's own cord blood may offer an effective treatment for autism symptoms....

Supreme Court Firms Up Goal Posts on Spec. Ed. Rights - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Advocates for children with disabilities cheer a high court decision setting more-ambitious academic expectations for those in special education, while district administrators have a more measured response....

Cities Pressured To Tackle Sidewalk Accessibility

Disability Scoop
Nearly three decades after the ADA became law, the courtroom has become a crucial way to force municipalities into compliance with sidewalks and curb...

Deported Students Find Challenges At School In Tijuana

Authors: National Public Radio

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More than half a million children born in the U.S. have ended up in Mexico because their parents were deported.

(Image credit: Sandy Huffaker for NPR)...