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The Individuality of Asperger Syndrome

Posted on November 11, 2010

"A student with Asperger" are words that can bring fear into the heart of the most seasoned teacher. Why are they in my class? Where did they all come from? What am I to do? These questions have very complex answers that often do not feel like answers at all and when all is said and done the student is still yours to deal with. I began my career as a school psychologist in Detroit and then moved on to what was then the country’s largest school for students with autism, Burger School i

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Teaching Academics Through a Social Perspective

Posted on November 11, 2010

The impact of poor social skills on academics is often overlooked. Typically, social skills programs and curricula focus on discrete social skills which are isolated from academic learning. However, deficits in social skills, particularly perspective-taking skills, can significantly hamper academic progress. By addressing academics through a social approach, not only are you working on students’ social deficits but also improving academic development.

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New Web-based RIDE (Responding to Individual Differences in Education) Behavior Intervention Bank

Posted on September 09, 2010

Most teachers have little difficulty identifying students (Pre-K – high school) who present behavior problems in the classroom. Teachers frequently report students who are overly aggressive, disruptive, off-task, non-compliant, come to class unprepared, have inappropriate social skills, etc. The challenge is more how to intervene and teach appropriate behavior, often within the framework of RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). The 2010 revis

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