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COVID-19 & TELETHERAPY
WHEN KIDS ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT THE
CORONAVIRUS: WHAT TO DO
Anxiety often comes hand in hand with ADHD and other learning differences. Some kids also struggle with managing emotions. That can make it harder for them to think logically about how to cope.
LIVE VIDEO LESSONS:
5 WAYS KIDS STRUGGLE AND HOW TO HELP
With school closures, everyone is trying to adjust to distance learning—that includes teachers, families, and kids. A live video lesson can be a great way for students to stay connected to their classes.
6 BEST PRACTICES FOR ONLINE LEARNING
Proactively reduce barriers to learning so that all the students in your class can engage. Here are some tips for how to include all students when learning is happening online.
G: THE MISEDUCATION
OF LARRY P.
Are some ideas so dangerous we shouldn’t even talk about them? That question brought Radiolab’s Pat Walters to a subject that he thought was long gone: the measuring of human intelligence with IQ tests.
Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
Eleanor Maguire draws on evidence from virtual reality, brain imaging and studies of amnesia to show that the consequences of hippocampal damage are even more far-reaching than expected.
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents in identifying, assessing, and supporting students with dyslexia.
DYSLEXIA: IS IT ALWAYS
Orthographic dyslexia occurs when someone has average or above average phonemic awareness, but they can't translate that ability to the written word.
25 YEARS AFTER LARRY P.: The California Response to Overrepresentation of African Americans in Special Education
In this article, major laws, regulations, court cases, policies and practices related to intelligence testing of African American students in California are reviewed.
EVALUATING COGNITIVE PROCESSES
This webinar provides an overview of an operational definition of specific learning disability with particular emphasis on the evaluation of cognitive processes.
OF SUPPORT (MTSS)
The California Department of Education's definition of Multi-Tiered System of Support and a comparison between it and Response to Instruction and Intervention.
FERPA: FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
ADDRESSING CURRENT AND FUTURE
CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION
The International Center for Leadership in Education finds, analyzes, and showcases the nation’s most rapidly improving schools.
STRATEGIES FOR SETTING HIGH-QUALITY ACADEMIC
INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM GOALS
This guide explains how educators can establish IEP goals that are measurable, ambitious, and appropriate in light of the student's circumstances.
PBIS CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS FIELD GUIDE:
Resources for Trainers and Coaches
This field guide outlines an integrated framework to embed equity efforts into school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS).
THE FBA: FUNCTIONAL
An FBA is an acronym for Functional Behavior Assessments and is a process that identifies behaviors that are directly interfering with the child’s educational progress
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS:
A PARENT'S GUIDE
This tool kit is an informational guide to Applied Behavioral Analysis. It is designed to provide you with a better understanding of ABA, how your child can benefit, and where/how you can seek ABA services.
AUTISM: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS,
Autism is now referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and encompasses previously defined separate yet similar disorders like Asperger syndrome.
HOW TO CREATE A SENSORY ROOM
FOR YOUR AUTISTIC CHILD
Sensory rooms provide a range of calming and stimulating sensory inputs that can be designed for a group or for a particular individual's needs.
SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
THROUGH UNCERTAIN TIMES
All children and young adults require support from caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty. Individuals with autism may need additional support to process the news and adapt to the changes.
ADHD & EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING
FAILING AT NORMAL:
AN ADHD SUCCESS STORY
Jessica McCabe tells us the story of her life. Once a gifted child with a bright future, who later lives a life of constant failures, because of one thing - her ADHD diagnosis. .
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Each of us takes the same journey from birth to consciousness—but none of us recalls it. This early stage of life is crucial; what can parents—and other adults— do to further infant well-being?
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATORS
This website has been developed as a resource for educators. It provides information in a brief format regarding how to recognize, understand, and respond to self-injury.
GRIEF IN THE CLASSROOM:
'SAYING NOTHING SAYS A LOT'
1 in 20 children will lose a parent by the time he or she graduates from high school. So how should educators handle the death of a student's loved one?
SUPPORTING THE GRIEVING
CHILD AND FAMILY
The death of someone close to a child often has a profound and lifelong effect on the child and results in a range of both short- and long-term reactions.
PARENTING STYLES AND SUICIDAL IDEATION
IN ADOLESCENTS: Mediating Effect of Attachment
This study aims to analyze the role of parenting styles in the development of suicidal ideation in adolescents.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TEEN
Through her own story, social activist Megan Shinnick points out the misconceptions and actual importance of depression, as well as the societal flaws responsible for the increase in the illness.
HOW CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
AFFECTS HEALTH ACROSS A LIFETIME
Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
INSIDE THE TEENAGE
It’s the mystery of mysteries-especially to parents. Now experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do.
KIDS AND DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES:
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Normally, children learn to write in Kindergarten, but fine motor skills, which are the foundation of handwriting, begin to develop in infancy.
Research indicates that at least 1 in 6 children experiences sensory challenges sufficient to disrupt their academic, social, and/or emotional development.
CHILDREN & YOUTH EVIDENCE-BASED
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on the integration of critically appraised research results with the clinical expertise, and the client’s preferences, beliefs and values.
TIPS FOR FAMILIES
Occupational therapists explain that routines and participation in meaningful activities are important for mental and physical wellness during a pandemic.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
THE BIRTH OF A WORD
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life.
TYPICAL SPEECH AND
Learn about the difference between speech and language, early identification of speech, language and hearing disorders, charts of speech, language and hearing milestones, and more.