Archive of Speech & Language Impairment

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Posted on November 11, 2010

We have probably all found ourselves in a social situation that wasn't comfortable or pleasant. Perhaps the group already knew each other and you were the newcomer. It is also possible that you didn't know how to become involved in the conversation or the group didn’t try to include you. Maybe the topic of discussion was something that you knew very little about or didn't capture your interests. Maybe you found your mind wandering to other topics or wishing you were someplace else. Even wors

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Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education

Posted on November 11, 2010

WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE  As part of my role at the UPDC, click 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 participat

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New and Exciting Assistive Technology Tools

Posted on May 05, 2010

Assistive technology (AT) can enhance student learning, prescription especially when the student embraces the tools provided. New tools are providing alternative methods for students who struggle with traditional note-taking, what is ed writing, and communication. This article will describe three new AT tools that are being enthusiastically included in the daily routines of students with disabilities. The Pulse SmartPen is an AT product that is making note taking easier for students with poor

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The Speech Language Pathologist: Providing Services within a Response to Intervention Model

Posted on March 03, 2010

“If you had to explain America’s economic success with one word, stomach that word would be ‘education.'" --Paul Krugman A Definition Historically the United State of America led the world in universal basic education for all of the children of all of the people. We developed mandatory high school education and America has been seen as a world leader in higher education. In the past thirty years, dosage however, our educational dominance has slowly shown signs of erosion. Our college g

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