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Back-to-School Supplies for Your Special Education Classroom

By Andrew Hawk The beginning of the school year is an exciting and busy time for teachers. Having just prepared for the beginning of my twelfth year as a teacher, I can honestly say that I am still just as … Continue reading

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Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Manage Back-to-School Anxiety

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed Teachers, imagine this scenario: Over the summer, you’ve noticed several … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Counter Summer Learning Loss in Kids with Learning Disabilities

By Andrew Hawk Summer learning loss is a frustrating occurrence for students with learning disabilities and their parents and teachers. After teachers and parents have spent nine months working to help students catch up to same-age peers, seeing students’ academic … Continue reading

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How to Grade Students with IEPs

By Andrew Hawk Assessing student learning is an integral part of the learning process. Teachers use assessment data to adjust their teaching practices. In addition, they must always be asking themselves, “Is it time to move on?” Teachers must decide … Continue reading

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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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