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EI Corner: The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program

[Source:  Heckman Equation.org] This paper estimates the large array of long-run benefits of an influential early childhood program targeted to disadvantaged children and their families. It is evaluated by random assignment and follows participants through their mid-30s. The program is … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Setting Functional Literacy Goals

[Source:  The Autism Helper] There is a misconception that academic and functional mutually exclusive. We for some reason got stuck in this thinking that tells us that instruction and activities are either academic or functional but cannot be both. When … Continue reading

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Educator’s Corner: The Power of Story in the Classroom

[Source:  Education Week Teacher] There is something incredibly compelling about a well-told story. In fact, it is one of the most powerful tools we possess. For most of human history, oral stories were the primary way that knowledge and tradition … Continue reading

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Deaf Ed Corner: Fierce Debate Over Sign-Language Use by Some Deaf Students

[Source Education Week] New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans for Learners on the Autism Spectrum

[Source:  Best Practice Autism] he problem behaviors of children on the autism spectrum are among the most challenging and stressful issues faced by schools and parents. The current best practice in treating and preventing unwanted or challenging behaviors utilizes the … Continue reading

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