Entries by SpecialEdu

Saint Joseph’s University: A One-Stop Center for Autism Support

Saint Joseph’s University has innovatively and creatively devoted efforts to address the rising need for community resources, individual mentorship, and extensive training with the development of The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Addressing Autism: The Fastest Growing Developmental Disability in the Nation Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen to 1 in 59 children […]

Traumas In Youth, Strategies To Heal

Recognizing Trauma in Today’s Youth Increasingly, school aged children are faced with traumatic events and situations that make them vulnerable to risk factors associated with mental health illnesses, chronic absenteeism, and low academic achievement, which can impact their overall quality of life.  Furthermore, students with special needs are likely to experience traumatic events at a […]

Visual Supports For The Special Education Classroom

Visual Supports Visual supports are all around us in our daily lives.  A shopping list, a calendar to write down appointments or plans, signs to tell us where to go, a recipe, or a to-do list. Verbal or auditory information is said and then is gone.  It is temporary. Using visual systems, such as those listed […]

Parent Communication

Many times, teachers want parents to be involved and want to communicate with them.  But then get stuck.  What do needs to be said?  When do is there time to reach out to parents? Understanding and Acting on The Importance of Parent Communication We always hear how important parent communication is, and it is true.  […]

7 Reasons to Use Visual Supports in the Early Childhood ESE Classroom

Visual Supports Assist Young Students in Comprehending Their Environment Students with language delays often have difficulty understanding and processing verbal language. A picture rich classroom environment can ease anxiety, empower students and help them build social skills. While it takes some effort up front for teachers to build a visual rich classroom, the payoff is […]

Challenges of Teaching Special Education

It takes a certain kind of person to become a special education teacher. These individuals are 100% dedicated to their students’ education and well-being, which requires a great deal of passion and hard work. While there are many great things about being a special education teacher, there are also a few challenges. The Difficulties One […]

November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. There are some common misconceptions about epilepsy, which makes this month a perfect time to learn exactly what this disease is. Facts About Epilepsy Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease where nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, which can cause seizures. The definition of epilepsy has undergone […]

Top 5 Special Education Classroom Resources

As a special education teacher, you know each student has their own unique needs. Because each student has their own needs, it is important to have a wide variety of resources for your classroom. Along with a master’s degree in special education, having the right resources is key to helping your students reach their full […]

Auditory-Oral Communication

When thinking of education for students who are deaf, people typically assume that sign language is a necessary component.  However, children who have hearing loss often use another method of communication: the auditory-oral communication method. The Auditory-Oral Communication Method Early diagnosis of hearing loss is critical.  The earlier the diagnosis, the sooner the child can […]