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Book Review: Montessori Inclusion

Book Review: Montessori Inclusion

his new collection of stories and strategies is for teachers and administrators, families, and those in teacher education programs. Montessori guides are trained to “follow the child.” It’s the mantra you learn during your training. But what happens when a child with exceptionalities becomes a part of your classroom? Are you fully prepared to meet […]

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.

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

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 […]

Webcast: Helping Montessori Schools Understand Autism and Executive Functionin

Webcast: Helping Montessori Schools Understand Autism and Executive Functionin

In this week’s webinar Maria Eva Chaffin and Brynn Rangel gave an overview about Autism and how to meet the needs of students with Autism

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

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 PersonWritten 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 about […]

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 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.