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Supporting Student Mental Health
As we approach the end of the school year and as schools return to in-person instruction
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The Power of the Arts in Special Education
It is easy to forget that drawing, music, and dancing are ancient forms of expression..
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Grab your UDL Glasses and Check Out the View!
Once you become familiar with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), you see the school setting in a whole new way.
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Virtual IEP's
The last few months have presented many challenges for educators as they have transitioned to delivering instruction
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Introducing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) are developed through the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
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New Beginnings Await
We finished out the 2019-2020 school year in a way we, as educators, were not expecting
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Triage Grant Update
The Triage Grant has allowed the Prevention and Intervention staff
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Three Steps to Reaching All Students
My best guess is that your head is spinning with the amount of resources coming your way regarding distance learning.
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CAHELP's Response to COVID-19
Please click read more on CAHELP's response to COVID-19.
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Transition Resource Fair
The Desert/Mountain SELPA Career Technical Education team is sponsoring a Transition Resource Fair scheduled on April 21, 2020, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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As many of you have heard, the California Department of Education (CDE) has moved to a one-system student data information system for all students across California.
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Challenges or Opportunities?
When it comes to reframing the mind, who’s job is it anyway? Learn how to visualize the world from the student’s perspective.
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It's All About that FAPE
A Free Appropriate Public Education, or FAPE, is a federally protected
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Theeeeeey’re back!!
The first day of school jitters, the nervousness of
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Improving Social Skills
With summer just around the corner and school getting ready
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The Myth of the Average
Reaching all students is every educators’ desire! Thanks to advances in cognitive neuroscience, we now have insight on how we can do just that – reach and teach ALL students.
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Tips and Practices to Create a Calmer Classroom
Have you ever noticed the way in which a baby’s belly-laugh makes you laugh? Or your automatic reaction to return the smile of a stranger on the street?
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Be the Difference
Mental health in childhood signifies reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities.
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5 Tips to Support Teachers with Modern Bullying
What did you watch on TV last night? Whether it was your favorite reality show, a situational comedy, or even a cartoon, there’s a good chance your students were tuned in to the same program with their families..
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Focus on Dyslexia
October marks the beginning of colder weather and changing leaves, as well as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference.
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Getting Your Energy Back
Did you know that 60 to 90 percent of all doctors’ visits in...
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Celebrating Abilities
The Transition Partnership Program (TPP), WorkAbility I Program (WAI), and California PROMISE will host their annual beginning-of-the-year workshop on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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Dyslexia Screenings
With the dawn of a new school year, schools throughout California are joining a growing number of states adopting and implementing dyslexia screening guidelines.
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Can You Use Mindfulness in the Classroom?
Research shows us that mindfulness can have beneficial effects on students.
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How much is too much? Autism and Screen Time
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.
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