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Category: Special Education

Helping Nonverbal Students Connect with Electronic Devices

nonverbal communication devices

Imagine that you are a kindergarten child and unable to speak. There are many young children who are able to understand language, but simply unable to verbally respond. In many cases, they have the words which they need, but the processing required to get the speech out is a struggle. Speech and language pathologists work with students on this in traditional ways. The problem is that these children need to be able to communicate within classrooms and beyond. They have things to say and if they can’t get it out in one way or another, it will show in socially unacceptable behaviors. This is detrimental to the child in many ways and may make them more distant from their peers.

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Adaptive Physical Education for Special Needs Students

adaptive physical education

Gym class can be difficult for many students. It is often a less structured time which has a lot of stimuli going on. There are also many social interactions that take place between peers. This may be interacting with one another, or playing a sport within the gym class. This may be a challenge for any child, no less one with special needs. Adaptive physical education classes are helping to change the way students interact and make it a successful experience for those involved.

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“So, you’re illiterate?”- Understanding dyslexia in modern America

dyslexia, simulation, workplace

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the U.S.; it’s estimated that one in five Americans are affected by it. While 20 years ago educational provisions for the reading disorder were virtually nonexistent, the government now spends around $11 billion annually to help support school children with dyslexia (and other disorders).

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Using Comic Generators as Tools

comic book generator

The number of special needs students across the United States continues to rise. The diagnoses vary from learning disabilities, autism, anxiety, and much more. School therapists are tasked with helping students to better cope with stresses in their lives so they can reach their potential in the academic classroom. Traditional therapy sessions are still used. Some children have individual times and group sessions to work on items challenging them. For many students, this includes disruptive behaviors which lead to challenges in their academic life. Some children may not open up and be willing to talk during sessions. Thankfully, schools have now found online comic generators that may be used as a tool.

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The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on Special Education

medicaid cuts

Budget cuts are nothing new for school districts across the country. Each year, most schools are forced to do more with less money. The biggest problem with this is that there is less money for many of the students who need it the most. Special education numbers across the country are going up. Now, a new factor may hurt children with special needs more than many understand.

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