Kat Byrd

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State To Require Cameras In Special Ed Classrooms

In what’s believed to be a first, a new law in Texas will require schools to install cameras upon request in classrooms serving students with …

Should more minority kids be in special ed? - Futurity

It is often reported that minority children are overrepresented in special education classrooms. A new study suggests otherwise.

Education

Are Too Many Black Children in Special Education Programs?

click to enlarge<p>This is one of the sadder education columns I've read in awhile. The title asks, Is Special Education Racist? — in other words, are …

Education

Break down the barriers facing disabled students

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not always a label you're born with. Sometimes, being disabled is something that happens to you over time, after years of living a healthy life.<p>This is precisely what happened to me.<p>It was a cold, fall day during fifth grade. Like most kids, I was preparing for my yearly physical and …

Education

Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed

“This gives students a sense of independence and ownership,” she said, because they no longer have to ask for help.<p>The Techbook content also includes …

Education Technology

Safe Student-tested Tools to Use in Your Class

A student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students (as young as 5!) to independently create, capture, and share artifacts of learning. …

Boy, 7, with autism attends first birthday party thanks to gracious invitation

Because of his autism, 7-year-old Timothy Rhynold had never attended a birthday party. His mother, Tricia Rhynold, felt it better to keep Timothy away from settings where he would be overstimulated.<p>But a touching invitation from a classmate changed everything — and because of it, Timothy got to …

Lego Therapy for Children with Autism | Reflections from a Children's Therapist

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder struggle with inappropriate or delayed social skills, fine motor skills, group skills, communication skills, …

U.S. DOE Continues to Force Test Failure on Children with Special Needs and ELL Students

According to information given to me by Deborah Abramson Brooks Wsm, the U.S. Dept. of Education is insisting that the New York Board of Education …

3 Education Books that Made Me Who I Am

Once in a while a book comes along that changes you to the very core. Whether it is that it challenges you, gives you courage, or provides you …

Teaching

My Harrowing Journey Through the Special Education System in Los Angeles

I never imagined that both my children would be diagnosed with autism.<p>When my son began experiencing challenges in preschool, notes and phone calls …

Madeline Stuart, Model With Down Syndrome, Now Has Her Own Doll

Madeline Stuart, the 18-year-old model with Down syndrome from Brisbane, Australia, whose photos went viral back in May, has now been immortalized in …

In autism brains, response to 'social touch' is altered | Spectrum | Autism Research News

<b>Different strokes:</b> Children with autism may not understand the social subtext of a touch on the arm.<p>Shutterstock.com<p>The brains of people with autism …

Autism