Autism, I’m Aware

Just finished listening to Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind.   Suskind, a Pulitzer prize-winning author, writes a very intriguing and enlightening memoir about parenting a child with Autism.  His son, Owen, once unable to speak, finds his voice and self through the magic of Disney.  The story of Owen […]

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Working Memory: A Special Education Teacher’s Experience

As a special education teacher, the term “working memory” is a familiar concept.  We see many students whose independent education plans indicate difficulties in this area, and we create accommodations to support their learning.  I thought I’d really grasped the complexities – until it happened to me.  Now, I have a whole new appreciation for […]

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