quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2015

SmartBrief on Special Education

SmartBreif on Special Education
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Curriculum & Instruction
Federal officials address evaluations of students with autism
Schools must include evaluations by speech-language pathologists and other professionals when determining the needs of students with autism under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, according to a guidance letter from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal officials are concerned about reports that some students received services exclusively from applied behavior analysis therapists without input from other professionals. Disability Scoop (7/28)
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Summer programs ease transition into high school
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Some school districts have introduced summer bridge programs to help ease the transition from middle to high school. This article discusses other strategies schools can consider, including launching "freshmen-only" first days of school and tapping upperclassmen to help welcome the freshmen. U.S. News & World Report (7/27)
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