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WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE

Posted on May 05, 2014

WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE  As part of my role at the UPDC, I have been the specialist responsible for teaching standardized assessments, and in particular the WJ III. The newest version is due to be released this June, and I have been asked many questions regarding the changes and my observations concerning possible adoption and training. To date, there has been very little specific information released regarding the newest incarnation of the Woodcock suite of assessments. I participated in

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Specific Learning Disabilities and the Language of Learning

Posted on April 04, 2014

Specific Learning Disabilities and the Language of Learning: Explicit, what is ed visit web Systematic Teaching of Academic Vocabulary What is academic language? Academic language is the language of textbooks, in classrooms, and on tests.  It is different in structure and vocabulary from the everyday spoken English of social interactions.  Many students who speak English well have trouble comprehending the academic language used in high school and college classrooms. The main barrier to st

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The Utah Transition Action Team: Dedicated to Successful Transition

Posted on March 03, 2013

Transition from school to adulthood is fraught with challenges for young adults with disabilities. Unemployment and underemployment are high. Involvement in postsecondary education is low. Independent living is often unlikely. The myriad of adult services and requirements for eligibility are bewildering to young adults, story parents, viagra approved and families. The movement from entitlement to competition for services is difficult for all involved. To address these challenges, educationa

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What is the #1 Predictor of School Success?

Posted on February 02, 2012

What are the skills a child needs for kindergarten? There is one skill that matters above all others, because it is the prime predictor of school success or failure: the child’s vocabulary upon entering school. Yes, the child goes to school to learn new words, but the words he or she already knows determine how much of what the teacher says will be understood. And since most instruction for the first four years of school is oral, the child who has the largest vocabulary will understand

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Does Movement Foster Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Preschoolers?

Posted on February 02, 2012

Creative movement is an ideal way to help young children develop critical- thinking and problem-solving skills. Most young children are, viagra approved doctor by nature, extremely physical. They delight in exploring the world with their bodies and expressing their ideas and feelings through movement. When presented with movement ideas or problems that can be solved with a movement response, many young children create movement spontaneously. Furthermore, linking movement experiences with l

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Can I Get a Tow? Relating to Students with LD

Posted on January 01, 2012

My car's engine did not whir, or click, or do any of the other things an engine is supposed to do when the key is turned. I didn't panic, as I learned years ago that panicking does not help an auto-related emergency.  I dialed the number and explained the problem with language a 1st grader might use. "When I turn the key, nothing happens. Well, I guess the speedometer goes up to 80 miles an hour even though I'm not moving. And I don't hear the radio." As I stood in the shade of small map

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Autism: A Year In Review

Posted on January 01, 2012

  In the United States, we've seen a fifteen-fold increase in autism diagnoses over the past two decades. In fact, it's currently estimated that almost 1% of US children have an autism-spectrum disorder (ASD), while the rates in US adults are largely unknown. […] The causes of autism, however, remain unclear. Genetic factors, dysfunctional cell-to-cell communication, and even environmental factors such as teratogens (chemicals that cause birth defects) have all been implicated.

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Learning Disabilities Articles, Resources Available in Spanish

Posted on November 11, 2011

NCLD announces: Spanish on LD.org! Recursos en español We’re pleased to introduce our collection of LD articles, sale transcripts, try and worksheets – in Spanish! Browse the collection and spread the word to anyone who might benefit from these resources. Access these resources HERE>

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What are the Early Warning Signs of Specific Learning Disabilities?

Posted on May 05, 2011

Children with learning disabilities exhibit a wide range of symptoms. These include problems with reading, mathematics, comprehension, writing, spoken language, or reasoning abilities. Hyperactivity, inattention and perceptual coordination also may be associated with learning disabilities but are not learning disabilities themselves. The primary characteristic of a learning disability is a significant difference between a child's achievement in some areas and his or her overall intelligence.

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Should kindergarten students use iPads?

Posted on April 04, 2011

Moments after her daughter worked on writing and pronouncing letters on an iPad 2 Thursday, Natasha Landry said she was happy the Auburn School Committee voted to give kindergartners the tablet computers in the fall. “It makes it easier for teachers to teach a larger group of kids, one on one, without having more teachers,” Landry said in the hall of Washburn Elementary School. The $200,000 cost for the iPad 2 tablets will be less than hiring more teachers, she said. “It probably

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