Category Archives: Special Education

For teachers and parents involved with children with special needs

Autism conference in Israel

Autism in the Holy Land: Conference Skyrockets Interest Av 6, 5770, 17 July 10 11:51 by Ruth Amber Gristak and Maayana Miskin (Israelnationalnews.com) One in 91 children worldwide, and one in 58 boys, are diagnosed with autism. Where do Jewish … Continue reading

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Schools slow to spend special ed money

School districts slow to tap into federal stimulus funds By Jeremy P. Meyer, July 12, 2010 The Denver Post Federal authorities are encouraging school districts to spend education stimulus money to save jobs and blunt the effects of statewide budget … Continue reading

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Integrative treatment of ADHD

Psychiatric Times. Vol. 27 No. 7 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Integrative Management of ADHD: What the Evidence Suggests By James Lake, MD | July 7, 2010 Dr Lake is in private practice in Monterey, Calif, and is on the clinical faculty in … Continue reading

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Innovative technology for autism

Son’s autism leads to innovation By Geoff Adams-Spink , April 23, 2010 Age & disability correspondent, BBC News website The father of a child with severe autism has developed technology to help him communicate. Stephen Lodge said the idea for … Continue reading

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Stop bullying, teach empathy

How Not to Raise a Bully: The Early Roots of Empathy By Maia Szalavitz, TIME , Apr. 17, 2010 Since the Jan. 14 death of Phoebe Prince, the 15-year-old in South Hadley, Mass., who committed suicide after being bullied by … Continue reading

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Caution on ADHD diagnosis

ADHD Is Not a Disease Today, the “epidemic” of ADHD has grown to about seven million young people in the U.S. Most of these children are on medication. And if you add in the numbers that are on antidepressants and … Continue reading

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Schools need mental health services

School Support Lacking for Emotional, Behavioral Issues By Health News Digest, Jan 20, 2010  (HealthNewsDigest.com) – ANN ARBOR, Mich.—School psychologists, counselors and social workers are often the first line of support for children with behavioral, emotional or family problems. Problems … Continue reading

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Painful concessions for peace

A Mideast Bond, Stitched of Pain and Healing By ETHAN BRONNER, NY Times, December 31, 2009 JERUSALEM — He can be impulsive. She has a touch of bossiness. Next-door neighbors for nearly a year, they talk, watch television and explore … Continue reading

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