Articles & Viewpoints

 

This page contains links to reprinted articles on a wide variety of subjects. Just click on the subject title to read the article. Please email  East Islip Septa us with any article you would like to see referenced here.

ADHD

 ADD Warehouse News

COLLABORATE, ADVOCATE AND EDUCATE

Executive Functions NOT inattention as the defining trait

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD

Does my child really have ADHD?

ADHD & Me": An Account of Childhood Diagnosis

ADHD in Girls - Symptoms of ADHD in Girls

Advocating

Kids As Self Advocates

Lessons From Geese

When do you really need a special needs coach or advocate?

Advocating For Your Child with Disabilities

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates    COPPA

Mistakes People Make - Advocates

Allergies

Caring for Students with Life Threatening Allergies

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Funding Resources for School-Aged Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology (AT)

Autism

Autism and Rett Syndrome

Living with autism in college

The Fragile X Factor

TEACHH & LOVASS

A Master’s in Self-Help

Can Aversives and Restraints Produce PTSD in People with Autism?

Behavior

How to stop your child from arguing with you

Is your child to defiant?

Behavior Disorders in Teens Are Focus of New R&D Effort

Executive Function Fact Sheet

Bi-Polar Disorder

Red Flags: Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Children

My Child Has Bipolar Disorder!

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder comorbid in high-functioning autism

CSE

Child Study Team Maneuvers: Avoid Becoming Intimidated

Curriculum Skills

Check List To Determine Which Curriculum Skills Your Child Has

Down Syndrome

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality

Prom king with Down syndrome goes to college

Disabilities

Disabilities 101:the most common invisible disabilities and emotional fallout

‘Girls bask in their new destiny: Cheerleading’

Twice Exceptional Children   9/24/09

Dyslexia

From Daydreaming to Filmmaking, Through the Lens of Dyslexia

It is time

Accomplishing Big Things In Small Pieces

Throw away kids, dyslexic and discarded

Reading Recovery, not for the dyslexic or anyone else!

People who have succeeded with Dyslexia

Judge Sotomayor Knows About Learning Disabilities - “She Got It!”

Spelling  10/15/09

Persistent Myths About Dyslexia     10/21/09

Dysgraphia

What is Dysgraphia?

Epilepsy

Planning Ahead Can Save the Life of a Child with Epilepsy

Evaluations

Reevaluations (34 CFR 300.303)

FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education)

The Effective Steps to Making Special Education Decisions   Includes an excellent website on IEP's

Government Benefits

The Friendship Circle

Holidays

Twelve Tips For The Holidays

Homework

A short note about homework

Homework

IDEA

Parent Guides / Advocacy Essentials

Implementing IDEA 2004:  2007 Changes to NYS’ Special Education Laws and Regulations 

IEP

IEP Preparation Tool

Transition Planning and Your Child's IEP

How I Got ESY Services After the School Said "No"!

What IDEA 2004 Says about Changing Schools and IEPs

New Hot Button Issue: IEP Inplementation

LIST OF APPROPRIATE SCHOOL-BASED ACCOMMODATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS

Accommodations

Why Methodology Belongs in your Child's IEP.    This a long but excellent resource

Questions to ask at an IEP

Graph the results.

 October IEP Checklist   

 IEP Meeting Checklist  (10/21/09)

IEP on your IPhone or ITouch  (1/30/10)

Independent Educational Evaluation

Parental Request for an Independent Evaluation

Mistakes People Make - Independent Evaluators

Independent Living

About SILO

Least Restrictive Environment

Least Restrictive Environment vs. Mainstreaming

Post Secondary

For the Disabled, Age 18 Brings Difficult Choices

Reading

"The most fundamental responsibility of schools is teaching students to read."

The American Federation of Teachers  1999

Is your child in remedial reading but not making any progress?

Reading Recovery, not for the dyslexic or anyone else!

Reading Tests: What They Measure, and Don't Measure  (10/14/09)

What Education Schools Aren’t Teaching and What Elementary Teachers Aren’t Learning (10/14/09)

Reading at Wrightslaw  (10/14/09)

No Offense: But it is Alarming That So Many Children Are Not Learning to Read  (10/14/09)

Fifth grader is reading at 2.7 grade level. Should he be tested for Special Ed?  (10/14/09)

What Does a Balanced Literacy Approach Mean? (10/18/09)

4 Great Definitions About Reading in NCLB (10/18/09)

How to Tell When “Scientifically-Based Reading Instruction” Isn’t  (10/21/09)

Ten Myths of Reading Instruction  (10/21/09)

Reading FAQ's from NCLB   (10/22/09)

Preventing Early Reading Failure  (10/22/09)

CATCH THEM BEFORE THEY FALL  (10/22/09)

Multi-sensory Approach  (Video)  (10/22/09)

 

Scholastics

Students likely to fail high school exit exam can be identified as early as 4th grade, study says

10 TIPS FOR ENDING THE SCHOOL YEAR FROM PAT HOWEY AT WRIGHTS LAW‏

Parentally-placed private school special needs students

School Districts

Delaware 1st state to pass law requiring all school districts to post check registers online

Mistakes People Make - School Districts

Data-Driven Schools See Rising Scores

 

Special Education

Is Your Child Making Progress in Special Ed?

Supreme Court Rules on Private School Tuition Reimbursement for Special Education Students

Viewpoint of a mother of a child with special needs

Purchasing Special Education is Just as Important as Purchasing a Home and should be approached it the same methodical fashion.

The Most Powerful Advocacy Tool in IDEA 2004: Your State Advisory Panel

Schools Overlook Disabled Students

Ascertaining the adequacy, scope, and utility of district evaluations

Mistakes People Make - Parents

The Paper Chase: Managing Your Child's Documents Under the IDEA

Special Education Success Strategies

Our Special Education To Do List

The Special Needs Parent Coach

Overwhelmed No More!

Get ready for Summer

Students Rights

Rights and Responsibilities of NYS Students