Starting this month, we will list a selection of some of the most widely read and topical articles and resources that have come across our clinical radar. What was on your reading list this month? Please share your best below in the Comments.
- Intervention strategies evolve in K12: New approaches address social-emotional learning and anxiety as well as academic instruction – School districts have implemented RTI and PBIS for over a decade. Learnings over this period, combined with a better understanding of the neuroscience behind learning and new technology have led educators to further refine intervention strategies. This article outlines four new approaches to intervention. (From District Administration)
- Education Department Launches New IDEA Website – Based on feedback from educators, administrators, parents, service providers, and advocates, the US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services has launched a redesigned IDEA website. (From The ASHA Leader)
- Study: Low-Income Children Get ‘Double Dose of Disadvantage’ in Language – A study from the NYU’s Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development showed a need for “a more expansive approach to intervention” for low income neighborhoods compared to working class neighborhoods, due to there being fewer language and literacy supports and parent-teacher interactions in these environments. (From The ASHA Leader)
- Helping Children After a Natural Disaster: Information for Families and Educators – Strategies for helping pre-schoolers, elementary aged children, and adolescents cope with trauma from hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires. (From NASP)
- 15 Tips on Organization, Study Skills, & Time Management for Students with Executive Function Issues – Based on Dr. Christopher Kaufman’s book Executive Function in the Classroom, Brookes Publishing provides tips for helping students with organization, study skills, and time management. (From The Inclusion Lab)
- Researchers: What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’ – A study of 79 girls and 158 boys with autism found that girls have more trouble with everyday life skills like planning, organizing, and making small talk, as well adaptive skills. (From Disability Scoop)