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January 3, 2013
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  • Teachers contribute to children's care at Tenn. hospital
    Teachers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., coordinate with local school systems to ensure students with illnesses do not fall behind academically. Working full-time for the hospital, the two staff teachers, who both are certified to teach special education, are part of the team of doctors and nurses who develop a child's plan of care. "It's really important that when they return to school they feel good about where they're at," teacher Tina Woods said. The Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model) (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Maine teachers use tablets in lessons for students with disabilities
    Some schools in Maine are using tablets to teach students with disabilities. For example, a teacher at the Morrison Center in Scarborough recently had students name pieces of clothing as they dressed a virtual snowman. In another case, teachers from Brown Elementary School during a recent school board presentation highlighted 10 ways students with disabilities can use tablet technology, calling attention to one activity in which a student who is nonverbal pieced together a sentence by touching words on the tablet's screen. Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)/The Forecaster (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Court: Colo. district must reimburse costs for treatment program
    A federal appeals court in Denver ruled unanimously that a Colorado school district must reimburse the costs, minus medical expenses, of an out-of-state residential treatment program for a student with learning and emotional disabilities, reporter Mark Walsh writes in this blog post. The district rejected her parents' request for reimbursement because the student receives mental health services. However, the court ruled that these expenses must be reimbursed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act because the mental health services are necessary for the student to receive a free, appropriate public education. Education Week/On Special Education blog (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Eye on Exceptionalities 
  • Drums draw Wash. boy with autism into a more social world
    Vancouver, Wash., parents credit a set of drums and music lessons for helping their son with autism learn to talk and interact socially. The drums, for which Ian Engelsman appears to have natural talent, also has brought him social recognition by winning a school talent show. "You have no idea how many times he's been rejected," his mother, Claudia Engelsman, said. "But now, the drums have opened, maybe not other doors, but doors that offer opportunities." The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) (free content) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tenn. center offers eight-week class to improve focus
    A youth program in Clarksville, Tenn., plans to offer an eight-week course on improving focus on tasks for students. The class, taught by a special-education teacher, will use games and activities that require students to use concentration, memorization and participation skills. Students also will write journal entries about the focus strategies and how they worked for them. The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.) (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't miss the early bird deadline for the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo
    Join us April 3 to 6, 2013, in San Antonio for the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo, the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education. Educators from around the world will discuss the most pressing issues in special and gifted education and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, autism spectrum disorders, policy, technology, and response to intervention. Register today; early bird deadline is fast approaching! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Special EducationMillikin UniversityDecatur, IL
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