Special Ed

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
To say that special education teacher Shannon Putman "does things kind of differently" in her classroom is an understatement.

2/11/2013

2/11/2013
PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K12 students, is now offering online occupational therapy (OT) to help schools and districts better – and more efficiently – serve their students with special needs. With PresenceLearning’s OT services, highly qualified therapists use evidence-based practices to deliver one-on-one or small group therapy to students via PresenceLearning’s online platform.

2/7/2013

2/7/2013
Following in the footsteps of Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is moving closer to cutting its ties with the La Grange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE) cooperative — a move that means it would educate special needs students on its own.
2/7/2013
Not much has changed since 2008, an outside expert told Norwalk Board of Education members Tuesday night -- the special education program is still understaffed and underfunded.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013
The Los Angeles Unified School District/Special Olympics Unified Basketball League aims to help students of all capabilities interact with one another.

2/4/2013

2/4/2013
Elaine Hall, founder of the Miracle Project, will speak about her unconventional approach to helping children with autism in a free lecture Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at the League School of Greater Boston, 300 Boston Providence Turnpike.

1/30/2013

1/9/2013

1/9/2013
In a complaint filed on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Education, a nonprofit advocacy group says Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.

1/2/2013

1/2/2013
A new study found that students with disabilities who graduate from nonpublic schools in Baltimore are more likely than their public school classmates to be employed, enrolled in a post-secondary school and living independently and are less likely to have been exposed to the juvenile justice system.

12/10/2012

12/10/2012

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. In October, 11-year-old Jennifer Caballero, a middle school student with Down syndrome, was found hiding under the bleachers during gym class by a coach, who two weeks earlier had complained to the assistant principal that the exceptional student education (ESE) aides were inattentive. The coach brought her to the aides, and asked them to keep an eye on her.

12/7/2012

12/7/2012

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.

12/7/2012

The state education board has granted tentative approval to a plan to establish a charter school in Baton Rouge that would serve students with dyslexia. The proposed school — called Louisiana Key Academy — would serve students afflicted with the condition, which impairs the ability to read.

12/4/2012

12/4/2012

To better serve a portion of the district’s special needs student population, Groton (Conn.) Public Schools has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. Through this adoption, students in grades 1-5 receive web-based speech-language therapy services from a highly qualified, certified speech-language pathologist (SLP).

12/3/2012

12/3/2012

Seven times during the meeting last year, Hillsborough School Board members used the word blackmail.

11/29/2012

11/29/2012

Members from Lexington’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Transition Subcommittee have announced the creation of a task force to address transitional protocol, practice and programming for special needs students in Lexington Public Schools.

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