A Day in the life of a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

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I remember back when I began teaching and I thought that being an LDT-C might be a really cool job. After all, you get to work with many different students individually, you get to figure out how they learn best and you work collaboratively with colleagues. I quickly learned that while that is all true

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What Are Common Core State Standards?

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As many have felt the United States needs academic reform a group was formed, led by states and state-level groups/organizations, primarily the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The CCSS were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts with the goal

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Autism and Learning Disabilites

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The New York Times article “The Recovered” by Ruth Padawer speaks of a shocking claim….recovery from Autism. As a professional in the field of special education it goes against all of my training to believe that one can recover from Autism. We painstakingly explain to parents that Autism is neurological; it is diagnosed based upon

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Dyslexia Legislation in New Jersey

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New Jersey has recently enacted three key pieces of legislation with regard to Dyslexia. They include chapter 131, the definition, Chapter 105 professional development which is needed in order to facilitate the legislation and Chapter 210 which deals with the screening of Dyslexia. This legislation was signed into effect during the summer of 2013. It

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