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We Are Teachers

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From mainstreaming to assistive technology, discover the best tools and resources for making special education work. (RT @WeAreTeachers: Special education done right! See how schools are tackling IEPs, mainstreaming & more...
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Dyslexia: Teacher Resources to Help Exceptional Children - Special Education

Dyslexia: Teacher Resources to Help Exceptional Children - Special Education | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Find dyslexia teacher resources at Internet 4 Classrooms, strategies, disabilities, accomodation strategies, modification, IEP, special needs

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Despite fierce opposition, special education bill passes state Senate ...

ALBANY — A special education bill derided by opponents as "the mother of all unfunded mandates" passed the Senate during the marathon session that ended at dawn on Saturday. The bill expands the rights of parents to ...
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Apps for Multiple Intelligences | RtI (Response...

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | RtI (Response... | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
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Learning Disabilities History | Evolution of LD Terms, Perception - NCLD

Learning Disabilities History | Evolution of LD Terms, Perception - NCLD | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Learning Disabilities History – How has special education and the perception of LD evolved since the 1960s? See our timeline of LD history and terminology. (RT @PorterSargent: Good overview, thanks for sharing!
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Is My Child's Behavior the Sign of a Learning Disability? - NCLD

Is My Child's Behavior the Sign of a Learning Disability? - NCLD | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Behavioral problems in children with learning disabilities - One of the hallmark features of learning disabilities (LD) is inconsistent performance. (Is My Child's Behavior the Sign of a Learning Disability?
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For Shame, Commissioner John King!

For Shame, Commissioner John King! | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Peter DeWitt, an elementary school principal in upstate New York, tells a shocking story here. New York requires students with disabilities to take grade level tests that are far beyond their abili...
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Special education vouchers? — How they would work and their projected impact ... - Journal Times

Special education vouchers? — How they would work and their projected impact ...
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This is a sobering reminder about the distrust of parents and politicians in our public schools for educating students with disabilities.  Think about the ramifications from the perspective of a special education teacher in a public school. 

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How one mother took her son out of special education and defied the experts on autism

How one mother took her son out of special education and defied the experts on autism | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
When Kristine Barnett’s autistic son was three years old, she was told he would never learn to read. Now, at 14, Jacob is taking graduate-level classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
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Learning disability

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In the United States and Canada, the term learning disability is used to refer to psychological and neurological conditions that affect a person's communicative capacities and potential to be taught effectively.
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Interesting commentary on how US budgets for special education

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HOW IDEA FAILS FAMILIES WITHOUT MEANS: CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION LAWYERING - Tags: CHILDREN with disabilities -- Education -- Law & legislation -- United State...

HOW IDEA FAILS FAMILIES WITHOUT MEANS: CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION LAWYERING - Tags: CHILDREN with disabilities -- Education -- Law & legislation -- United State... | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
'How IDEA FAILS FAMILIES WITHOUT MEANS: CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION... http://t.co/p9jZCq9Z9X
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How can Response to Intervention (RTI) affect special education? - by Dean Traylor - Helium

How can Response to Intervention (RTI) affect special education? - by Dean Traylor - Helium | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
There’s a growing belief that too many students are being referred for possible special education services.
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Learning disabilities: Understanding the difference between modifications and accommodations - by Dean Traylor - Helium

Learning disabilities: Understanding the difference between modifications and accommodations - by Dean Traylor - Helium | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Accommodations and modifications are two terms often associated with special education.
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Minority students not always equal in special ed - Green Bay Press Gazette

Minority students not always equal in special ed - Green Bay Press Gazette | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Minority students not always equal in special ed Green Bay Press Gazette “Disproportionality has been a problem, not just in the state, but nationally.” The State Performance Plan is an eight-year plan for improving outcomes for children with...
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How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel

How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Educators in California, Montana and Washington explain how technology makes it easier to engage students with physical and learning disabilities.
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Special Education: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Special Education: Addressing the Elephant in the Room | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
It’s time to address the 'elephant in the room'. Special and general education teachers must actively engage in open, honest communication. ({Read This}: Special Education: Addressing the Elephant in the Room - It’s time to address the...
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Redirecting...

I know RtI (Response to Intervention) was pretty big a few years ago - is it still a hot item? This book, which... http://t.co/aRD6lIVxvd
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PARCC Adopts Spec. Ed. Testing Policy For Common Core

PARCC Adopts Spec. Ed. Testing Policy For Common Core | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
The 17-state governing board adopted a manual that gives guidelines on issues such as read-aloud accommodations on the English/language arts tests, and calculator usage on the math test. (LD Online @LDOnline

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Kids with Learning Disabilities have many Abilities Too

Kids with Learning Disabilities have many Abilities Too | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Yousuf's (name changed) entry to year six spelled disaster for him and his family.
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Up to $13500 for special ed — Vouchers won't always be enough - Journal Times

Up to $13500 for special ed — Vouchers won't always be enough Journal Times The special education voucher program, if approved with the budget, would allow special education students statewide to attend private, charter or alternate public school...
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Pay attention to the increased attention to vouchers- especially for students with disabilities. Think about how your students' parents may respond when given a choice as to where their child gets educated.

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We Are Teachers

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From mainstreaming to assistive technology, discover the best tools and resources for making special education work. (RT @WeAreTeachers: Special education done right! See how schools are tackling IEPs, mainstreaming & more...
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Special ed parents mostly opposed to lifting class-size limits - The State Journal-Register

Special ed parents mostly opposed to lifting class-size limits - The State Journal-Register | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Special ed parents mostly opposed to lifting class-size limits The State Journal-Register A proposal to eliminate class-size restrictions for special education classrooms and allow local school districts to decide drew little support from parents...
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What is a learning disability ? - by John Louie Ramos - Helium

What is a learning disability ? - by John Louie Ramos - Helium | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Learning disabilities are disorders in which the brains capacity to receive and transmit data is disrupted. The National Joint Committee on Learni..., John Louie Ramos (What is a learning disability ?
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Minority students aren't always equal in special education - Green Bay Press Gazette

Minority students aren't always equal in special education - Green Bay Press Gazette | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Minority students aren't always equal in special education Green Bay Press Gazette Disproportionality has been a problem, not just in the state, but nationally.” The State Performance Plan is an eight-year blueprint for improving outcomes for...
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How to build self-esteem in special education students - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

How to build self-esteem in special education students - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it
Some special education students can have difficulty with self-esteem.  It may be hard for some of them to deal with their various issues, and..., Suzanne Rose (How to build self-esteem in special education students
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Learning Disability Apps and Important Innovations Under Way

Learning Disability Apps and Important Innovations Under Way | Interventions and RTI | Scoop.it

The Avaz App for Autism is a Highly Rated Application from a Recognized Innovator. In 2012, we saw some serious movement in the educational technology market.


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