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Students with Intellectual Disabilities Graduate from Internship Program Aimed at Giving Them Real-World Job Experience

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Students with Intellectual Disabilities Graduate from Internship Program Aimed at Giving Them Real-World Job Experience

It's graduation season, and students across Hamilton County are celebrating their accomplishments and looking toward the future. Five Hamilton County students celebrated a...

Elementary School Aims to be More Inclusive

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Elementary School Aims to be More Inclusive

An elementary school is being recognized for its focus on social inclusion and bringing students with and without intellectual disabilities together through sports and education programs. Jefferson Elementary school is the first Special Olympics...

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

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Authors: Education Week

A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve....

The Magical Thinking of ADHD Brains - and How It Drives Our Kids' Lies

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

The Magical Thinking of ADHD Brains - and How It Drives Our Kids' Lies

We were nearing the end of a very long day. My 4 year old clung to my thigh like a monkey to a flagpole, wailing because mommy was going to a PTA meeting after dinner. My 6 year old shouted "Mom, look at my LEGO ship" in...

Good Sleep a Must for Teens with ADHD

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Teenagers tend to shortchange themselves on sleep, but when they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that can really hamper their thinking skills, researchers say. The new study included teen volunteers with ADHD who spent a week in which their sleep was restricted to 6.5...

Junior High Incorporates Partners in PE Program for Life-Skills Students

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Kadin Vire can easily communicate and comprehend the needs of life-skills students. She is one of 32 Finley Junior High students involved in general education that participate with the newly established program Partners in PE, which provides modified activities for students with special...

Changing How the World Sees Disability One Photo at a Time

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

The faces you see in your everyday life ultimately define what you see as normal, says Jordan Nicholson, a Getty Images photographer. People with disabilities like myself make up 20% of the population. But many people with disabilities say that for decades, they've felt invisible as if...

How Team Sports Change a Child's Brain

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in...

Study: Prenatal Vitamins Early in Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Autism

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of developing autism in children who are at high risk for the disorder, according to a new study. Researchers followed 241 children whose older siblings had a diagnosis of autism and who therefore...

State Launches Developmental Disability ID Cards

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People with developmental disabilities in one of the nation's most populous states can now apply for a government-issued identification card designed...

But is this the Best Practice Recommendation?

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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image Those of you familiar with my blog, know that a number of my posts take on a form of extended responses to posts and comments on social media which deal with certain questionable speech pathology trends and ongoing issues (e.g., controversial diagnostic labels,...