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Special Ed Confidential: What Students Really Want Their Teachers to Know

By Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., ABPP, FAASP, and Denise M. Campbell, M.S., SLP, SDA, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents) There is no one description of children who have learning disabilities or learning … Continue reading

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Defusing Refusing: Reaching and Teaching Students Who Display Resistant, Defiant, and Confrontational Behavior (Part 2 of 3)

By Tom McIntyre, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges Part one of this post addressed the steps for developing a professional mindset. Achieving that mindset greatly increases the opportunities for success in working with students … Continue reading

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Defusing Refusing: Reaching and Teaching Students Who Display Resistant, Defiant, and Confrontational Behavior (Part 1 of 3)

By Tom McIntyre, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges Few educators have received advanced training for working productively with contentious kids—those pupils whose behavior patterns include frequent and intense oppositional and argumentative outbursts. These episodes, … Continue reading

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Reflection: An Essential Tool for Learning

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. Each new year, I look back at my development and growth and look … Continue reading

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Recognizing OCD in Children

By Alison Dotson, author of Being Me with OCD While I now know that I’ve had obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) since I was a child, I certainly didn’t know it at the time. As a nine-year-old, all I knew was that fire … Continue reading

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