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Special Education Corner: Why Schools Over-Discipline Children With Disabilities

[Source: The Atlantic Monthly] A quarter-century ago, on July 26, 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act to give people with disabilities equal access to services like public education. But the rate at which special-needs students are disciplined raises … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: The Language of Choice and Support

[Source Edutopia] by Alex Shevrin Language shapes our worldview. The narratives we hear around us influence our perceptions and understandings. Take Carol Dweck’s concept of fixed versus growth mindset. One of the primary tools for fostering a growth mindset is … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: 5 Tips to Help Children to Cooperate

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Do you ever find yourself thinking I wish this group of kids could just get along better?  Maybe it is during a group therapy session, a play date, recess or siblings that could benefit from some … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: How to Teach Social Thinking to Students with Autism

[Source: Almaden Valley Speech Therapy] Students with autism often have inflexible thinking.  When kids hear a comment like “We’ll go in 5 minutes”, typically-developing kids make guesses about it, or understand that the meaning is about 5 minutes and not exactly 5 … Continue reading

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Literacy Corner: The Test That Can Look Into A Child’s (Reading) Future

Editor’s Note: Thank You to my friend Loren Shlaes for forwarding this fascinating article  by Cory Turner, NPR If this isn’t an honest-to-goodness crystal ball, it’s close. Neurobiologist Nina Kraus believes she and her team at Northwestern University have found … Continue reading

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