Category Archives: Special Ed

Kids Living Near Major Roads at Greater Risk for Developmental Delays

[Source:  Psych Central] Young children who live near a major highway are twice as likely to score lower on tests of communications skills, compared to kids who live farther away from a major roadway, according to a new study published … Continue reading

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Pediatric Tx Corner: How To Teach Frustration Tolerance

[Source:  PBS Parents via School Psyched By Katie Hurley, LCSW A mother of a six-year-old boy called me in tears. After yet another meltdown in his classroom, the teacher requested a meeting with the parents. The mother assured me that … Continue reading

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Great Reads For Earth Day

[Source:  Fantastic First Grade Froggies] Earth Day is coming up and because I love the outdoors so much, I feel that it is important to teach our little ones the importance of taking care of the Earth.  We begin our … Continue reading

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An EEG to Assess a Baby’s Developmental Risk?

[Source:  Science Daily] Does exposure to stress early in life affect a baby’s brain development, and is there a way to single out babies who might benefit from early intervention? A two-center study led by Boston Children’s Hospital, published today … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Look To Fully Fund IDEA

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Bipartisan legislation to substantially increase Uncle Sam’s investment in special education is back on the table. Federal funding for educating students with disabilities would gradually increase under a bill known as the IDEA Full Funding Act, which … Continue reading

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