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Childhood Communication Enhances Brain Development, Protecting Against Harmful Behaviors

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Children with greater parent communication in early adolescence have less harmful alcohol use and emotional eating in young adulthood, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The 14-year study, which followed participants from 11 to 25 years old, identified that the extent of...

More Than Just A Job: Stories Of Teachers Who Deserve An A+

Authors: National Public Radio

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For many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job. Here are three educators coming up with innovative solutions to the classroom challenges they face.

(Image credit: Adriana Vawdrey for NPR)...

Do Our Therapy Goals Make Sense or How to Create Functional Language Intervention Targets

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

In the past several years, I wrote a series of posts on the topic of improving clinical practices in speech-language pathology.  Some of these posts were based on my clinical experience as backed by research,  while others summarized key point from articles written by prominent colleagues in our field...

Social Communication and Describing Skills: What is the Connection?

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

When it comes to the identification of social communication deficits, SLPs are in a perpetual search for quick and reliable strategies that can assist us in our quest of valid and reliable confirmation of social communication difficulties. The problem is that in some situations, it is not always...

A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News

Authors: National Public Radio

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Since 2016, an investigative journalist in France has been on a mission to show students how they're duped, teaching them how to tell true from false online.

(Image credit: Pete Kiehart for NPR)...

Children With Autism - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Autism spectrum disorder is up 15 percent, on average, among communities monitored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to an agency report....

Q: How Can I Encourage Balance in My Teen’s Busy Life?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “We knew high school meant a tougher academic workload, but what we didn’t expect was the huge increase in extracurricular activities. My outgoing teen is invited to more social events, sports practices, and after-school clubs than ever before — and, of course, she wants to participate in as many as...

“Tell Me Something Wonderful About My Child”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

As always, Miles comes to today’s IEP meeting. The rest of us are gathered when he arrives — IEP coordinator, counselor, psychologist, social worker, and a few teachers. Miles is six feet tall, broad shouldered. His horn-rimmed glasses and floppy hair make him look older than 15, but his face is nervous. He plops...

“This Blog Post Is About Nothing”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

“As ancestors of the dead prepare the bodies, they offer rice balls to their souls, as sustenance for the journey to the world of fathers.”

There I was, halfway through a lecture on ancient Hindu death rites, wondering how the hell I had fallen so deep into something I disliked so much. Practically speaking, I knew...

Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

Authors: National Public Radio

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Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)...

ADHD, Sleep, and Me: It’s Complicated

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Sleep should be simple. The sun goes down, your brain and body get sleepy, you go to bed and close your eyes, you drift into slumber. It doesn’t work that way for me, nor anyone I know with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). What I didn’t realize, until over a decade ago, was that sleep problems and ADHD are...

Dear Organizing Coach: How Can I Overcome Mommy Overwhelm to Help Myself Improve?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “I’m constantly working on myself as a mom with young children running an at-home daycare. My medication strategy has been largely to run from it and not engage out of fear for how they make my heart race. I’ve been on antidepressants in the past and weaned myself off for pregnancy and post-partum. Now,...

Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Disability Scoop
Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with...