SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE NET

CBD Oil for ADHD? The Facts About This Popular Natural Treatment

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

These days, it’s tough to find an online community or social media group not singing the praises of cannabidiol (CBD) oil. This helps to explain why so many people are exploring its benefits for diseases and disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons to PTSD and, yes, attention deficit disorder (ADHD or...

“Oh, I am Very Weary…”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

I’m tired. But not the kind of tired that can be fixed by a good night’s sleep, or even a week’s vacation. It’s the kind of unrelenting tired that comes from a lifetime of feeling swamped and overwhelmed, of constantly running to catch up but never quite making it, of working much harder than everyone...

Q: I Never Hear From My Kids’ Teachers

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “I have two sons with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). One is in middle school and the other is a senior in high school. They both have a 504 Plan that includes regular contact with and updates from teachers on how they are doing in class. Even when we initiate contact with the teachers, only a couple of them...

How Schools Can Optimize Support for Children with ADHD

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a...

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids: Is there an autoimmune Connection and Can Diet Help?

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

In 1970, only 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism. Today, according to the CDC, the number is 1 in 59. Expansion of the diagnosis to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the DSM-5 might explain some of the difference in the number of children diagnosed with the disorder. But the...

Brain Circuits for Successful Emotional Development Established During Infancy

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain's emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. And the growth of these brain circuits during the...

Speech, Language, and Literacy Fun with Karma Wilson’s “Bear” Books

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

In my previous posts, I’ve shared my thoughts about picture books being an excellent source of materials for assessment and treatment purposes. They can serve as narrative elicitation aids for children of various ages and intellectual abilities, ranging from pre-K through fourth...

Why “good grades” do not automatically rule out “adverse educational impact”

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working with school-age children, I frequently assess students whose language and literacy abilities adversely impact their academic functioning.   For the parents of school-aged children with suspected language and literacy deficits as well as for the SLPs tasked with...

Making Spirographs in R

Assessing Psyche

For fun, I made spiro, an R package for creating animated spirographs....

Win a 6 Month Subscription to Topics in Language Disorders Journal

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Exciting news for all the SLPs for Evidence-Based Practice Group members! The editors of the journal truly appreciate that we share information about the latest SLP research, and would like to give 3 group members a complimentary journal subscription for a period of 6 months. All you need to do to enter...

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. A series of recent University of Michigan studies found that two-minute bursts of...