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Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed by Setting Short- and Long-Term Goals

By Andrew Hawk When working with students with learning disabilities, teachers and school psychologists look for a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in students’ learning attributes. For example, a student may have a strong short-term memory, but long-term memory retrieval … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Advocate for Their Child with Special Needs at School

By Andrew Hawk The relationship between the parents of a student with special needs and the personnel of the school the student attends can be tricky to say the least. I have seen disagreements erupt from parents thinking students get … Continue reading

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Anger Management for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Elizabeth Reeve, coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) Anger, something we all feel and learn to cope with, can be difficult to manage for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Controlling anger … Continue reading

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How to Help Parents Navigate the IEP Process

By Andrew Hawk Having spent the last eleven years as a teacher, including eight as a special education teacher, I have been through the IEP process numerous times. Last month, I moved to the other side of the table as … Continue reading

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Fostering New Interests and Nurturing Old Passions in Your Child with ASD

By Elizabeth Reeve, coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) Raising a healthy child with a wide range of interests and the curiosity to learn new things is a challenge for all parents and … Continue reading

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