How can educators regularly support the social and emotional learning (SEL) of students with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Here are some recommendations from educators who have made this a core focus of their instruction and student support.
Sometimes, a teacher or student support team will recommend an evaluation for a student who may need additional services or supports, but the family is hesitant or unwilling to take the next step. What can educators do on in this case? Experienced special educators offer some suggestions.
The promise of a successful year is the hope of every student and teacher. Educator Brenda Dyck shares the story of Stephen and ponders the importance of offering a fresh start to every student who enters her classroom.
A long line of research in psychology has focused on concepts of risk and resilience. This work studies youngsters who are at risk for a variety of reasons and the factors that seem to enable some at-risk children to do well in the face of adversity.
Mary Magee Quinn, Robert A. Gable, Robert B. Rutherford, C. Michael Nelson
For years, educators have known that behavior difficulties can keep students from progressing properly in school. Laws today require educators to not only notice these difficulties, but take action. This article guides IEP team members through the necessary steps to develop a functional behavioral assessment and an appropriate behavior intervention plan. It is important to determine why the students are acting the way they do.
My overall approach in solving behavioral problems is crystallized in the title of a small book I wrote for School-Age Notes in 1995, Discipline in School-Age Care: Control the Climate, Not the Children. In it, I asked providers to think about an essential question: Do the behavior problems we see “live” within certain children and will they inevitably act out these unacceptable behaviors once they enter our space? Or do they “come alive” in our environments?
Does your child with social skills difficulties have trouble with their brothers and sisters? Read them this advice which is written just for them! And then read the section for you, the parent. Richard Lavoie gives powerful advice on how all people in the family can get along.
Anger overload is a condition in which a child becomes totally consumed by angry thoughts and feelings. This article describes diagnostic cues for anger overload and outlines effective treatment strategies.