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Feb / 16

A Parent’s Perspective

IEPcontent Diversity, Learning Disabilities, Raising Awareness, Special Education, Special Needs 0

When working with children living with special needs it is always important to consider the perspective of a parent – and you’ll often see a diverse perspective from Parent to Parent. One Parent blogged about her perspective on diversity after having a child with down syndrome. Many have a certain preconceived notion about children with […]

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Feb / 15

Thinking Outside the Chair

IEPcontent In The Classroom, Learning Disabilities, Special Education 0

Sensory processing disorders can affect a child’s ability to learn in numerous ways – essentially, the student has difficulty processing information their senses take in – generally things like sound, touch, taste, sight, and smell. But sensory processing disorders can affect the sense of body awareness, movement (balance and coordination) as well as an over […]

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Nov / 17

Art in Education

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 0

Studies show us that there are plenty of cases where students learn to sing before they talk, can perform drama before they can make friends or can express their feelings in paint before verbally. These students teach us that a one size fits all learning model does not always work – and especially doesn’t always […]

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Nov / 16

Athletics and Special Education: More Than APE?

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 0

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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Oct / 06

Extended School Year

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness, Special Education 0

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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Sep / 22

Suspensions

IEPcontent In The Classroom, Mental Health, Special Education 0

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 / 08

Classroom Observations

IEPcontent In The Classroom, News & Discussion, Special Education 0

Does a parent have the right to observe their child in a special or general ed classroom? Can the advocate or members of the IEP team accompany them in the observation? Members of the Education Law Center in Pennsylvania reached out to the Office of Special Education Programs in the Department of Education and asked […]

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Sep / 02

iPads in Special Ed: What Does the Research Say?

IEPcontent Special Education, Technology 0

Although there has only been a small amount of studies done on the idea that iPads benefit overall classroom success, all of them point to YES! According to a recent study done in Los Angeles, not only did the implementation of the iPad in the classroom help the students overall absorption of information, but also […]

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