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Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

Join Maria Eva Chaffin and Brynn Rangel for part 2 of this series on Addressing Challenging Behavior. In this session, they give a summary for each of the three levels – Early Childhood, Elementary, and Adolescence including strategies, preparation, and observation.

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Join Ann Epstein, PhD, as she talks about what can be a difficult, even heart wrenching topic. “My child’s teacher has concerns. Oh no!” How can parents and other family members partner with teachers when there is a concern about your child? Dr. Epstein has personal experience as the parent of a deaf child and […]

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Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

An increasing number of families are looking for options for the inclusion of a special needs child into a typical classroom environment. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons associated with a Montessori classroom including class sizes, materials, student independence, multi-age classrooms, school resources and other factors relevant to children who have failed […]

Book Review: Grace, Under Pressure A Girl with Asperger’s and Her Marathon Mom

By Sophie Walker There are so many books that one can choose from to read about children and families affected by autism. I have many in my library. I remember the first one that I read in the 1980s called Dibbs: In Search of Self. Back then, we didn’t even call what Dibbs suffered from […]

Book Review:  Ido in Autismland / Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Person

Book Review: Ido in Autismland / Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Person

I do in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Person Written by Ido Kedar do’s essays have had a profound effect on me–as an educator, a parent, a friend of parents who have mute children with Autism, deafness, or Down Syndrome, and a daughter of a mute stroke victim. So many times, we make assumptions […]

Webinar:  Montessori for All Learners/ Special Needs / Pt 2

Webinar: Montessori for All Learners/ Special Needs / Pt 2

In Part 1 of this series, Christine gave an overview of exceptionalities in children and the Montessori approach. In Part 2, she describes characteristics of children who fall within the Autism Spectrum, their needs, information resources, and learning environments.

Webinar:  Montessori for All Learners/ Special Needs / Pt 1

Webinar: Montessori for All Learners/ Special Needs / Pt 1

What are the Special Needs? How do we accommodate for Special Needs? Does Montessori work for all children with Special Needs? Join Christine to get her expertise in Special Needs and Montessori.