Special Education

Special Education

Subject Matter Experts
April 2 2020

David F. Bateman, PhD

David F. Bateman, PhD, is a professor at Shippensburg University where he teaches courses on special education law, assessment and facilitating inclusion. He’s a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania, and he uses his knowledge of litigation relating to…

Subject Matter Experts
April 2 2020

Tara Kfoury

Tara Kfoury, PhD, is an independent educational and mental health consultant at Boston-based R.I.V.E.R. Educational Consulting. As a researcher, she focuses on creating and teaching critical social, behavioral, and mental health initiatives and strategies. These strategies address anxiety, trauma, suicide,…

Subject Matter Experts
January 6 2020

Doria Sullivan, MEd

Doria Sullivan, MEd, has been a general and exceptional children’s educator, literacy consultant, adjunct professor and dyslexia delegate. She co-authored Reading Research to Classroom Practice, a professional development course on the science of reading. Formally trained in numerous research-based reading…

Blog
December 9 2019

Helping Early Childhood Educators Support Students with Disabilities

The earliest years of life are full of rapid changes and transitions. Early childhood teachers are usually the first to notice when young children are not developing and learning as expected. Simple accommodations and modifications can benefit children with disabilities while…

Subject Matter Experts
December 4 2019

Erin E. Barton, PhD, BCBA-D

Erin E. Barton PhD, BCBA-D, is an associate professor in the department of special education at Vanderbilt University. She is a former special education teacher with several years of experience teaching children with autism. She teaches courses on evidence-based assessment…

Blog
October 18 2019

New Course! Early Childhood: ASD Intervention Practices

Autism is a neurobiological developmental disorder that has undergone several changes in identification and classification in recent years. It’s now characterized by a spectrum of disorders. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive…

Blog
October 8 2019

Understanding ADHD and Helping Students Succeed

October is ADHD Awareness Month and since nearly all school staff members – not just teachers – interact with students with ADHD, it’s a good time to make sure that they have a foundational understanding of ADHD and are familiar…

Blog
September 10 2019

Challenging Behavior: How Positive Behavior Intervention Plans Can Help

Challenging behavior is not just frustrating; it can have serious negative effects for educators, students, and family members. Challenging behavior can be disruptive, interfere with teaching and learning, and lead to punishment and changes in class or school placements. It’s…