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Sensory Path Gets Students Skipping, Jumping, Squatting and More

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Sensory Path Gets Students Skipping, Jumping, Squatting and More

Count off with each step. OK, now circle around the petals. Tiptoe and reach for the stars. Wait, now duckwalk. OK, back on your toes. That's how the new sensory hallway at Ward Elementary School begins. It's a lot of physical...

New Saliva Test May Detect Autism Earlier in Toddlers

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

New Saliva Test May Detect Autism Earlier in Toddlers

Early diagnosis and intervention can really make a difference when it comes to autism. A group of researchers in Upstate New York are hopeful a new saliva test aimed at toddlers will help doctors detect autism earlier, "without requiring...

Understanding the Adolescent Brain

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Understanding the Adolescent Brain

New research from University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy peers. This collaborative research, led by Anthony Singhal, professor and...

Warren: 'We Are Failing on Our Country's Promise' to Children With Disabilities

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

A new plan from Democratic presidential candidate and former special educator Elizabeth Warren touches on some glaring issues in special education: graduation disparities, hard-to-access school buildings, and discipline practices that disproportionately affect black, Latino, and Native American stud...

On Bilingualism, Bias, and Immigration: Our Top English-Learner Stories of 2019

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Education Week's top English-language learner stories on 2019 explored who's teaching the nation's English-learners and the struggles those educators encounter on the job, how the Trump administration's immigration policies affected students and their families and examined why more schools in the Un...

On the Value of Social Pragmatic Interventions via Video Analysis

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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imageAs a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working in a psychiatric setting, I routinely address social pragmatic language goals as part of my clinical practice. Finding the right approach to the treatment of social pragmatic language disorders has been challenging to...

Our Most-Read Special Education Stories of 2019

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities....

Pot While Pregnant: Doctors Urge Caution

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Pot While Pregnant: Doctors Urge Caution

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors. In...

How do administrators and teachers perceive language disabilities?

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Dec 9, 2019 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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It has been quite awhile since I posted anything. I apologize for that.  No real excuses, except that writing a blog is a job in itself.  Plus I think I have been a little disillusioned with the field.  However, I haven’t been sitting around feeling sorry for my situatio...

Paving the Way for Physicians with Disabilities

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Paving the Way for Physicians with Disabilities

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are striving to support learners with disabilities, yet they often need more information and resources to help create fully inclusive environments. Furthermore, the quality and extent of supports for...

Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide

Disability Scoop
Ahead of his big night, hundreds of special events across the country will offer kids with disabilities a chance to visit with Santa Claus in a...

Walmart Altering Disability Employment Policy

Disability Scoop
Under a settlement with the EEOC, the country's largest private employer will change a policy affecting workers with disabilities nationwide....