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Intellectual Disabilities
On April 28, 2013, I did a 45 minute blog talk radio interview with Marianne Russo, founder, president and host of The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio Network.  We discussed the concept of neurodiversity and how it can make a huge difference in the lives of kids with special needs. I talked about seven...
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The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things that were difficult or even impossible for them only a few years ago. The following list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior. Dragon...
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A new study at Michigan State suggests that there is limited vocabulary instruction in kindergarten classes across the U.S., particularly for those students living at the poverty level.  The is problematic because numerous studies have noted how building a good vocabulary right from start of schooling is directly related to later academic achievement and to success in a...
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Calling all educators!  Want to create an atmosphere in your school or classroom that is based upon the positive attributes of all your students?  Want to meet the needs of kids with special needs by creating IEPs and learning strategies that are based on their strengths?  Then watch this free webinar sponsored by ASCD that...
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The American Institute for Learning and Human Development has just produced five short videos that take up the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that disabilities should be regarded instead as diversities), and apply it to the following diagnoses:  learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.  In each video, the executive director...
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