Category Archives: Special Education

How to Become a Better Autism Teacher

Trisha Katkin is a special educator who has seen how the influx of students with autism has changed the responsibilities of educators. She says that so many teachers are put into positions they are not ready for when it comes to teaching students with autism. She’s using her 15 years of experience working with autistic…
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Tiggly Play Date

Tiggly Play Date [caption id="attachment_59332" align="alignleft" width="350"] This was one end of the table. We had a brother and sister, and then 6 classmates of the brother over.[/caption] Recently, I was asked to help a family host a play date for their son with Angelman Syndrome. The Mom invited 6 boys to her house to…
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Auditory Memory Club by Smarty Ears

Auditory Memory Club by Smarty Ears is an app targeted for children 5 years and younger says the app store, I think it has a wide range age appeal. Designed by a speech and language pathologist as a tool for improving auditory memory skills and language processing, the app is excellent. I love that when…
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Bluebee Pals – Blue Tooth Enabled Plush Animals

Bluebee Pals by Kayle Concepts LLC are adorable stuffed animals that are Bluetooth enabled and synch with both Apple and Android devices. They are able to play anything from music to stories to any educational game driven by sound. Using the Bluebee Plush Pals in conjunction with a device results in the Bluebee lip synching to…
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Making Your Mark, Best Handwriting Apps 2014

Making Your Mark, Best Handwriting Apps Read the full review here. So much research is going into the neurophysiological importance of handwriting, and how it improves learning and cognition. Citing current research in her New York Times article, Maria Konnikova discusses how the art of gesture through writing not only facilitates memory but also helps drive cognition.…
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