Several federal agencies are promoting screening tools intended to help families and care providers evaluate children early to make sure they are meeting age-appropriate milestones.
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April 01, 2013
Programs that serve young children with disabilities should be part of any federal preschool expansion, according to a letter to the Obama administration from the Council for Exceptional Children.
November 05, 2012
Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.
October 31, 2012
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October 03, 2012
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August 23, 2012
After 13 years, many schools in San Francisco finally comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but in Boston, parents lose in their efforts to press the district to improve the transition between early childhood and preschool education for students with disabilities.
May 07, 2012
In a recent review, the What Works Clearinghouse found that something called milieu teaching appears to have no discernible effects on prepping young children for school, and more research is needed about play-based interventions.
April 27, 2012
Easter Seals says that each year there are about 5 million children at risk for developmental delays, but only about 1 million actually get early intervention services
April 26, 2012
Among the work going on now is a review of practices across the district that will take inventory of the very best of these, then share them, something that doesn't always happen in the frenetic pace of a school year.