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15-Minute 'Daily Mile' Could Enhance Health of the World's Children

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Policymakers should consider introducing The Daily Mile to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world, according to new research led by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh. The first study of the popular Daily Mile initiative -- which involves children taking...

Analyzing Narratives of School-Aged Children

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

In the past, I have written about why narrative assessments should be an integral part of all language evaluations.  Today, I’d like to share how I conduct my narrative assessments for comprehensive language testing purposes. As mentioned previously, for elicitation purposes, I frequently use the books...

Childhood Communication Enhances Brain Development, Protecting Against Harmful Behaviors

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Children with greater parent communication in early adolescence have less harmful alcohol use and emotional eating in young adulthood, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The 14-year study, which followed participants from 11 to 25 years old, identified that the extent of...

More Than Just A Job: Stories Of Teachers Who Deserve An A+

Authors: National Public Radio

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For many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job. Here are three educators coming up with innovative solutions to the classroom challenges they face.

(Image credit: Adriana Vawdrey for NPR)...

Do Our Therapy Goals Make Sense or How to Create Functional Language Intervention Targets

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

In the past several years, I wrote a series of posts on the topic of improving clinical practices in speech-language pathology.  Some of these posts were based on my clinical experience as backed by research,  while others summarized key point from articles written by prominent colleagues in our field...

Social Communication and Describing Skills: What is the Connection?

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

When it comes to the identification of social communication deficits, SLPs are in a perpetual search for quick and reliable strategies that can assist us in our quest of valid and reliable confirmation of social communication difficulties. The problem is that in some situations, it is not always...

A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News

Authors: National Public Radio

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Since 2016, an investigative journalist in France has been on a mission to show students how they're duped, teaching them how to tell true from false online.

(Image credit: Pete Kiehart for NPR)...

Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Disability Scoop
Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with...

Autism Prevalence On The Rise, CDC Says

Disability Scoop
An increasing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism, according to new government figures....