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Everyone Has Something to ADD! Teaching mathematics to students with significant cognitive disabilities

The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, under the leadership of Marcella E. Franczkowski, recently hosted “Everyone Has Something to ADD!” with national expert Dr. Jenny Root. After the conference, Nancy Schmitt interviewed Dr. Root to explore the central themes of her presentation.  Continue Reading Everyone Has Something to ADD! Teaching mathematics to students with significant cognitive disabilities

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Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The April 2018 Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB), Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, is now available from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services. Continue Reading Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

Assistive technology should be part of a thoughtful, integrated, data-informed approach to support students across educational environments and not seen as a stand-alone service delivered by one specialist, said Marcella E. Franczkowski. Continue Reading Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

Targeted Strategies – Special Education

Whether you are a special educator or a general educator, pretty much all educators now work with at least some students who have documented educational disabilities. So it can be a great help to have some knowledge about the different educational disabilities and about some of the targeted strategies that you can use to work… Continue Reading Targeted Strategies – Special Education

Key Principles in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

To narrow the school readiness gap, high-quality, coordinated early childhood services are critical to foster the growth and development of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children who have disabilities or developmental delay and to build and sustain family capacity. Continue Reading Key Principles in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education