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Special Education

This Black Father Is Making a Difference for Students With Special Needs at School and at Home

There is a unique bond between fathers and sons, especially when they each must navigate an educational system where they are both equally and extremely underrepresented. Bobby Frazier, a Black male...

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Special Education

Bookmonsters Offers Helpful and Important Advice For Parents, But Here’s What It Won’t Tell You

There is no shortage of reading material on what parents can do to help their children learn to read. For some useful information, Natalie Wexler has authored “The Knowledge Gap” as well as a blog...

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IEP

Students Should Know What's in Their IEPs

If you work in special education, then you have likely worked on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). IEPs are plans developed to ensure that students with identified disabilities receive the...

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Special Education

Special and General Education Students Can Coexist and Benefit From Each Other in a Safe Learning Environment

“Ms. Green, did you know that I have autism?” Andrew asked as I discussed our new lesson, “Communicating with Persons with Disabilities.” I was stunned, because Andrew often spoke in class, didn’t...

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Special Education

You'd Think We Would Stop Paddling Kids in School but You'd Be Wrong

The state has our hands tied. Kids are disrespectful and defiant. There’s absolutely nothing we can do to punish them that bothers them except spank them. Those are the words of Pollock Elementary...

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3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students With Autism Develop Their Emotions

Many children with autism struggle to find the words to express how they feel. But when it comes to music, it’s an entirely different situation. Evidence suggests children with autism may enjoy music...

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