SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms

Authors: National Public Radio

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Two of the top U.S. preparatory boarding schools, Phillips Exeter and Phillips Academy Andover, are converting some dorm space to "all-gender" dorms to better meet the needs of transgender students.

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How Do Fidget Spinners Help with ADHD? Let's Investigate the Latest Toy Craze

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Helping your child manage their Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be an incredible challenge. Between therapies, appointments, and finding adaptations that actually work for your child, it seems like there is little time for anything else. As research advances, and more...

Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message

Authors: National Public Radio

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What happens when a group of the nation's leading pre-K experts get together to lay out a blueprint for what parents, and educators, can learn from decades of research?

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Phonics Works: Sounding Out Words is Best Way to Teach Reading, Study Suggests

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Research published today in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension. There has been intense debate concerning how...

Adolescents with Frequent PE More Informed about Physical Activity's Role in Health

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health, research at Oregon State University shows. The findings are important for several reasons. One is...

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...