Articles: Special Ed

10/14/2013

A Connecticut school district in the suburbs of New York City violated the IDEA by denying special education students the proper services for the past

9/26/2013
About 1 in 6 students are now diagnosed with a developmental disability, according to a 2011 study in the journal Pediatrics.

Relationships between school districts and the parents of special needs students are notoriously adversarial, and lawyers sometimes get involved in the disputes that aris

6/19/2013

A human-like robot that can mimic emotions and play interactive games can help students with autism develop social skills.

4/9/2013

School administrators need to adapt to rising numbers of autism cases, despite reports from the U.S.

2/5/2013
Superintendent Gary P. Richards (center) meets with Jane Anderson, human resources director, and Andrew Colati, social studies instructor at Wilton High School, where the district’s administrative offices are located.

According to Wilton (Conn.) School District Superintendent Gary G. Richards, most people who move to Wilton do so for its high-quality schools, which has struck a successful balance between educating its most advanced learners and ones who need more help.

12/18/2012

95% Group, www.95percentgroup.com

ACE (Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia),New England Center for Children, www.necc.org

12/18/2012

The National Standards Project found 11 established treatments that have scientific evidence to support using them with children with autism:

12/18/2012

Enter “teaching students with autism” in Google, and more than 8 million results pop up instantly. Is it any wonder public school administrators, not to mention parents, are overwhelmed with the task of educating children on the autism spectrum?

12/6/2012

The accidental deaths of two special needs students from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla. this year are shedding light on the need for comprehensive, mandatory emergency preparedness training for paraeducators.

11/16/2012

For generations, teachers in the early elementary years have urged their young pupils to use their brains. They’re still offering the same encouragement, but nowadays they can know even more about what they’re talking about.

11/9/2012

Improving special education teacher training is a priority in many U.S. districts, especially considering shrinking school budgets. This fall, 22 states received a total of $24 million in grants from the U.S.

8/23/2012
A 2012 graduate of the Memphis City Schools works a few hours in the nearby University of Memphis’ library, as part of the College Campus Transition Program.

Special education occupies a large part of the mission—and budget—of many school districts.

7/23/2012

According to new research from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), U.S.

3/23/2012
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There is a shortage across the nation of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in schools, which has caused some districts to choose virtual speech therapy, which, according to current research from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associat

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