Tag Archives: Special Ed

Educator’s Corner: Skills and Deficits Associated with HFA Students

Editor’s Note:  It is important to note that children who are not diagnosed with HFA, but who have been diagnosed with severe ADD/ADHD may have very similar skills and deficits as the described below for the child with HFA. [Source:  My Aspergers … Continue reading

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Companies Under Fire For Hawking Fake Autism, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

[Source: Disability Scoop] Federal officials are taking action against a doctor and two companies for charging thousands of dollars for therapies they “deceptively” claimed could treat autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions. The Federal Trade Commission said that Dr. Bryn … Continue reading

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Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

[Source: Disability Scoop] Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes. A new study looking at elementary schools in districts across the … Continue reading

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Drum Lessons Can Help Autistic Kids In School

[Source:  Psych Central] Playing the drums for an hour a week can help autistic children learn in school, according to a new study. The study, from researchers at the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury in England, found that students’ ability … Continue reading

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When It Comes To Special Ed, States Largely Deficient

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Federal officials say that fewer than half of states are adequately meeting their obligations to serve students with disabilities under special education law. Just 21 states received the “meets requirements” designation in an annual compliance review conducted … Continue reading

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