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July 3, 2018
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Students on the Autism Spectrum Benefit from Teachers with Specialist Training

July 3, 2018 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Researchers have found students with autism spectrum disorder benefit from teachers who have received specialised autism training. Students in classes with teachers who received such training interacted more with their teachers and peers, participated more frequently in class activities and had a higher frequency of two-way conversations. [More]

July 19, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Fruit is Still Strange: Racism in the United States

July 19, 2016 10:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement. The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]

April 4, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Unregulated Parental Emotions: The Deathly Outcome

April 4, 2016 16:03 by Henry M. Pittman, MA  [About the Author]

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Being a parent encounters great responsibility. The responsibility is not only great because you are caring for an infant or child that cannot tend to itself or protect itself. Responsibility is so great because the parent is responsible for the total development of the child. In order to be able to give a child the best they can have to develop into a responsible psychology healthy well-being, the parent has to be responsible for themselves as well. When parenting [More]

January 26, 2015
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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American Children Today and Poverty

January 26, 2015 07:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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A recent article in Huffington Post outlined the devastating statistic that may shock a large amount of Americans: over half of America’s school-aged children live below the poverty line in the United States today, utilizing whether or not a family qualifies for free or reduced lunch as the standard measurement for poverty. [More]

November 7, 2014
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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What is Special Education?

November 7, 2014 04:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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There is a lot of confusion about what Special Education is. People often assume that it’s only for children who suffer from severe disabilities and that it means going to a separate classroom in which all of the students are disabled. But special education is a much broader and deeper educational experience than this. FB- IEP, FAPE, IFSP, if you aren't aware of the meanings of these abbreviations, you aren't alone. When it comes to the terms and laws of Special Education, things can get confusing. [More]

October 29, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Explaining Mental Illness to Children

October 29, 2014 10:40 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Sometimes, someone in our family or one of our family friends may have a mental health issue, and there are children in the family who may not understand what is going on. That means that family members may have to take the time to talk to children about the effects of mental illness and how they are to treat the person that they are related to. FB- Talking to your kids about mental illness might seem just as intimidating as talking to them about the birds and the bees, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips for an easier conversation. [More]