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“I Found the Solution for Morning Lateness, and It Sounds Amazing”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Do you have a child in your family for whom time is an irrelevant construct? One who, after being told to “hurry,” is found eating a cookie on the backyard swing admiring a butterfly? One who exits the house every morning without socks, brushed teeth, completed schoolwork, and/or his backpack? One whose hair is...

Service Animal Websites Face Scrutiny

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The nation's top housing official is pushing the Federal Trade Commission to look into websites that sell assistance animal documentation saying that...

18 Assistive Technology Apps and Extensions for Struggling Students

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Authors: ADDitude.com

What Is Assistive Technology in the Classroom?

Assistive Technology (AT) helps students with ADHD or learning disabilities compensate for their academic challenges while building on their strengths. The right technology can offer to struggling students the confidence and independence they need to thrive and feel good about...

Early Exposure to Sounds Can Address Hypersensitivity to Noise Associated with Fragile X Syndrome

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Early Exposure to Sounds Can Address Hypersensitivity to Noise Associated with Fragile X Syndrome

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found exposure to sound -- not sound reduction -- during early development of mice engineered to have Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS,...

Test Review: (OPUS) Oral Passage Understanding Scale

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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image Today I am reviewing a listening comprehension assessment for students 5-21 years of age, entitled the Oral Passage Understanding Scale (OPUS) created by Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk, PhD, and Amber M. Klein, PhD, which is available via WPS.

The OPUS is a test of...

Therapy Fun with Ready Made Fall and Halloween Bingo

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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image There are many fun yet highly educational therapy activities we can do with our preschool and school-aged clients in the fall. One of my personal favorites is bingo. Boggles World, an online ESL teacher resource actually has a number of ready-made materials,...

Panel Gives Students with Anxiety and ADHD a Voice

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Tawas City junior Bren Sowerby has dealt with attention deficit disorder, dissociative disorder and tics since he was five years old. In the spring, Sowerby was hospitalized because of his mental health. The music theater major spent more than half of a month away from classes and is still...

Trump Signs Autism Act

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With little time to spare, President Donald Trump approved an extension of the nation's primary autism law, authorizing $1.8 billion in spending on...

NIH Funding For Down Syndrome Research Balloons

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With millions of new dollars for research on Down syndrome, federal officials have effectively doubled their investment in understanding the...