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Partnering with Families of Children with Exceptionalities

Partnering with Families of Children with Exceptionalities

Realizing that your child is not learning or growing as anticipated is one of life’s most daunting challenges. In this article, we explore ways of dealing with that challenge. Coming to the realization that one’s child is not learning or growing as anticipated is truly one of life’s most daunting challenges. Each family’s experience of […]

Inclusion means adapting the environment to meet the needs

Inclusion means adapting the environment to meet the needs

Darren (not his real name) has cerebral palsy. He was four years old when he came to our school. Although he was a pleasant child and tried to please, he had a very low level of concentration and had a tendency to wander off outside while holding pieces of materials. He also liked to chew […]

Computers: Are there New Secrets of Childhood?

Computers: Are there New Secrets of Childhood?

by Dr. Paul and Ann Epstein Computers in Montessori early childhood classroom deserve careful study. Just as Dr. Maria Montessori scientifically observed children and developed her didactic materials, we must also completely examine a computer’s benefits and barriers to learning. We believe that computers are tools for thinking and communication. We further believe that computers […]

Partnering with Families of Children with Exceptionalities

Montessori For Children With Special Needs

Download the chapter on how Montessori schools attempt to meet the needs of children with exceptional needs and challenges, from the book The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin and Dr. Paul Epstein. Download File

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Katya Learns To Read

Katya Learns To Read

Katya was the youngest of the three sisters. She was about to become seven years old that coming Christmas time. Her birthday was December 26. She was a Christmas present that came a day late, her father used to say. Katya had a pretty face and delicate hands but was crippled with bones that grew […]

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Helping Children Who Learn Differently: The Shelton Way

Helping Children Who Learn Differently: The Shelton Way

Attentional and Behavioral Disorders in the Montessori

Attentional and Behavioral Disorders in the Montessori

Montessori A Model For Inclusive Education?

Montessori A Model For Inclusive Education?

More and more students with a diversity of unique behavior and learning needs are enrolling in Montessori classrooms in independent, public, and charter Montessori schools. And, more and more Montessori school leaders and classroom teachers are expressing their concerns: “I don’t know how to work with these kids.” “There are just too many challenges in […]

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Supports for children who have special needs have been legally mandated for several decades in the United States. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act became law in 1990 and was updated in 2004.  Public schools must provide Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with documented needs that meet the law’s specified criteria. IEPs identify needed […]

Montessori Leadership Forum: Children with Challenges in Montessori Classrooms: Part II

Special Education 2.0 Impact on Montessori

The education landscape, especially in special education, continues to change at a rapid rate. An inclusion model in which most students spend their school day in the general ed classroom means changes for classroom teachers, special education teachers, and school leaders. In this webcast Christine Lowry guides us through the history of legislation that has […]

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