CEC Report on The State of the Special Education Profession
There is a new report out from the Council for Exceptional Children, The State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report.
Make Summer Count
First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun. At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school year has a better chance of fulfilling your and your child’s aspirations.
Will ESSA Fail to Close the Achievement Gaps?
Achievement gaps persist for economically disadvantaged students, English Language Learners and students with disabilities. Will ESSA fail to close them?
The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education
Current approaches to special education generally seek bypass the cognitive processes that are weak in order to minimize the impact of processing deficits. Remediation of cognitive processes needs to be a fourth pillar in our approach to support students in special education.
Helping Schools Meet the Goals of State ESSA Plans
Over the last few years since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law, state departments of education have developed plans to implement the provisions of the legislation. While each
Toward a New Understanding of Intelligence
It’s time to throw out our old mental models of intelligence and start to embrace what David Shenk in his popular book of the same title, “the genius in all of us.”
What a Difference Three Weeks Make!
We spend a lot of time in our conversations with schools, clinicians, and parents talking about "following the protocol." Why? Because the protocol identifies he frequency and duration of usage that consistently leads to the kinds of improvements in cognitive skills we see in the research on the program.
BrainWare SAFARI Case Studies: School Resource Setting
In this webinar, we will share the story of three successful BrainWare SAFARI implementations that focus on the use of the program in a resource setting,.
Remediating Cognitive Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities often have deficits in core underlying cognitive functions, such as working memory, executive function, and visual and auditory processing. Join us as we explore the science of remediating cognitive gaps.
Students Increase Effectiveness of Reading and Math Interventions with the Addition of BrainWare SAFARI
The majority of students who used BrainWare SAFARI and were provided with a reading intervention received a Rate of Improvement (ROI) score greater than the expected ROI on AIMSweb, as did the students who used BrainWare SAFARI and a math intervention.