Nov / 16

Athletics and Special Education: More Than APE?

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Physical education plays an important role in every child’s development. Participation in school wide physical education increases physical and social growth for all students – including those living with special needs. Students not only benefit from the physical effects of physical education, but can achieve higher self-esteem, understanding of teamwork, sensory relief and better overall […]

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Nov / 09

Lacking Mental Health Training

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Despite the fact that a teacher is one of the first lines of defense for mental illness for a student, most do not receive appropriate training to identify and support these needs. “The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five children has or will have a severe mental health disorder.” Yet a […]

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Nov / 03

A Kinder Smile

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We easily take for granted something as simple as visiting the dentist for a cleaning – we may delay appointments, or even avoid them altogether. But what really is a simple task for us – that we simply do not prefer – can be unbearable or frightening those living with disabilities. From understanding treatment to […]

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Nov / 01

Technology and Teaching Self-Control?

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Technology can be a double edge sword when it comes to raising children – especially in today’s age of technology existing and growing, everywhere. But when it comes to education, educators have found technology to be an extremely helpful resource from developing reading skills, assisting children with communication to academic supports. Taking technology further, many […]

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Oct / 06

Extended School Year

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Extended school year is a concept that not a lot of people know about. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act defines extended school year as special education and related services that are provided to a child with a disability beyond the normal school year of a public agency; in accordance with the child’s IEP; and […]

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Oct / 04

New California State Testing

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Standardized testing is a method used frequently in the education system to evaluate the learning done by students. In California, there has been a new testing system that has been developed in order to better assess students learning abilities throughout their K-12 life. This is called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). […]

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Sep / 29


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A teacher by definition, is a person or thing that teaches something. Once kids enter school age, they will have multiple interactions with teachers of all sorts (grade teachers, peers, life). There is a specific group of teachers that are said to teach exceptional kids. These are special education teachers. They are responsible for teaching […]

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Sep / 27

Angelman’s Syndrome

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Angelman’s Syndrome is a severe neurogenetic disorder that shares symptoms and characteristics similar to autism, cerebral palsy, and Prader-Willi syndrome. According to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, misdiagnosis is often a prevalent problem. As a result, individuals may lose out on early intervention programs, resources, or life saving treatments. The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to […]

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Sep / 22


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Suspensions have long been a form of punishment for kids that display reckless behavior or have violated school policies. Suspensions can be on campus or off campus. There seems to be a bit of a gray area when it comes to suspending, or even disciplining children with special needs. When kids with special needs get […]

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Sep / 20

Spina Bifida

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Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. It means “split spine.” The Spina Bifida Association has dedicated their existence to educating, advocating, researching, and serving people who have Spina Bifida and the community at large since 1973. It is the only national health agency that is dedicated solely […]

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