Routines-Based Model: Parent Failings Don’t Exist; Only Professional Ones

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By: Robin McWilliams Readers will scoff at the idea that adult family members with whom we work have no faults. I agree that most humans—in fact, those I appreciate the most—are flawed. But this way of thinking about parents—that they don’t have failings—the failings are ours—is a helpful one in early intervention for children with […]

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The Main Idea: Special Education Teacher Shortages

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The special education teacher shortage existed well before this and continues to this day. As any special education administrator can tell you, having to hire and place unprepared and qualified personnel in schools is likely to cause harm to the special education students these personnel serve.

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A toy-tinkering doctor makes play for disabled children

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Dr. Cole Galloway, a professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of Delaware and the founder of GoBabyGo, an organization that modifies kids’ toys, like Fisher-Price Power Wheels jeeps, so that children with even the most severe mobility issues can still use them.

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MATN Fall Institute Registration Open

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The MATN Fall Institute will focus on Speech Recognition as AT for Writing with presentations by Daniel Cochrane, Assistive Technology Specialist and Coordinator and Kelly Key, Assistive Technology Coordinator and Administrator. Thursday, September 29 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Registration is now open for the 2016 Maryland Assistive Technology Network Fall Institute. Access registration […]

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The Main Idea: A Better IDEA?

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The new ESSA is only 10 years overdue and the last update of IDEA was in 2004. So the time is past due to update IDEA and one area where an update could help is with LRE and the Continuum of Alternative Services.