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The Geography of Chechnya

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The Caucasus region, dominated by the imposing Great Caucasus mountain range and stretching between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, has long been known as one of the world’s ethnically and linguistically most diverse areas.

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Marissa Roy's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:16 AM

Most Americans had never heard Chechnya before the Boston bombing in April 2013. Now, most think that it is full of America-hating terriosts. However, Chechnya is so very complex and diverse a place, that it is ludacris to think that. Over 100 languages are spoken in the country. The southern half speaks languages such as Georgian, Svan and Mingrelian. Turkish, Iranian and Chechens are the languages you will probably hear in the North. Another misconception is that there are many Christians in Chechnya as well as Muslims. This country is made up of so many different groups, it is incredible. 

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:27 AM

It is amazing to consider such a small area (the size of New England) could hold such a vast area of languages.  The mountainous region certainly helps in creating such diversity as it isolated villages from each other in the ages before modern communication and travel.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 15, 2014 6:46 PM

This map does a fantastic job of highlighting the cultural diversity within Russia and the former Soviet states. Understanding how these cultural regions overlap one another is paramount in understanding the region's tensions and the repercussions that result including Chechen terrorism in Russia and even in America (Boston bombings).

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Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are present

Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are present | Special Education and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
The presence of an animal can significantly increase positive social behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders, according to new research.

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Dennis P. Garland's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:38 AM

The authors compared how 5-13 year old children with ASD interacted with adults and typically-developing peers in the presence of two guinea pigs compared to toys.

Alicia Milanowski's comment, May 7, 2013 8:49 PM
I have heard this before! I have a good family friend who's son goes to horse therapy three times a week and it is the only time where he will smile. Animals are so impactful with children in general, especially children with disabilities. It would be good to see schools introduce this in special education classooms!
Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:56 PM

Brings up the question, should teachers have classroom 'pets' and if so, what type?

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Do Sign Language Interpreters Ever Have “Clients?”

Do Sign Language Interpreters Ever Have “Clients?” | Special Education and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
As a sign language interpreting student about eighteen years ago, I was told that the term client was falling out of use in our profession. If only that dream had come true by now. Sadly, the word is still far too commonly used.

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A Hug for the Interpreter: My First Experience with Social Services Interpreting

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Heartwarming story about ASL interpreting.

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Flipped Learning Continues to Change Classrooms Nationwide | Education News

Flipped Learning Continues to Change Classrooms Nationwide | Education News | Special Education and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
“Flipped Learning” — also called the “flipped classroom” — is a nickname for a method that’s changing the meaning of homework for some high school and middle school students. Instead …
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I definitely liked this idea, the only matter is getting technology into the homes of students nationwide. Most students do, however, there are the select few whose families cannot afford computers.

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Top Ten Things to Know About IEPs - NCLD

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Learn the top ten facts parents need to know about IEP, individualized education plan for special needs.


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Learning about IEP's and special education, good read!

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Evaluating the effects of medication on people with autism | Autism Support Network

Evaluating the effects of medication on people with autism | Autism Support Network | Special Education and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin discusses the use of medication to modify the behavior of a person with autism.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:39 AM

From Temple Grandin, always an important read.

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Learning Disabilities Research & Practice - Volume 28, Issue 1 - February 2013 - Wiley Online Library

Learning Disabilities Research & Practice - Volume 28, Issue 1 - February 2013 - Wiley Online Library | Special Education and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards and Students with Learning Disabilities: FREE Special Issue http://t.co/44f6aD4I #CommonCore @TeachingLD
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'Language Gene' More Active in Young Girls Than Boys - ScienceNOW

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'Language Gene' More Active in Young Girls Than Boys - ScienceNOW

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I've always heard that girls developed quicker than boys, but I had no idea that it applied to language as well. Definitely an interesting article.

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Board to Study Regulations For Special Education - KSAL

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The Kansas State Board of Education will consider new emergency intervention regulations on how special education students are restrained in the classroom.
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Cutting funding to special education could cause problems down the road when these students are about to graduate and their education is lower than those of their peers.

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