Helping Boys Read: Middle School Reading Strategies

    The Trouble With Boys…

    Peg Tyre recently published the book The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do. The title adequately describes the gist of the book, but let me be the first to say that this “report card” on our poorly performing male population came as no surprise to me. Tyre isn’t off the mark when she insists that our current school set-up caters to females. Continue reading Helping Boys Read: Middle School Reading Strategies

Epilepsy in Children – What Special Education Teachers Need to Know

    The Prevalance of Epilepsy

    Epilepsy affects approximately one in 200 children (around 0.5%). In a special education context, there are often students who have epilepsy as a dual disability alongside another disability. For example, some students may have cerebral palsy as well as epilepsy. Teachers need to be aware of the combined effects on learning of both conditions, and the long-term implications that both can have on student well-being and daily functioning. Continue reading Epilepsy in Children – What Special Education Teachers Need to Know