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June 05, 2008

Systems of Care

Sometimes my blog subjects and my newspaper stories match up quite nicely: last week, around the same time I read and blogged about a story in Newsweek about a young child with bipolar disorder, I wrote a short column for the newspaper on "systems of care." (Access to is free through Jun...

May 27, 2008

Wrestling with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder among adults is little understood; among juveniles, it's even more of a question mark. Newsweek has a long but engrossing article about a Massachusetts family and their life with their 10-year-old son, Max, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as a host of other prob...

May 01, 2008

Jeremiah Wright on Education

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church Church of Christ in Chicago, doesn't just have a lot to say about politics--he also has some thoughts on special education as well, which he shared during his April 27 speech before the NAACP in Detroit: Turn to your neighbor a...

April 04, 2008

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

There was a big crowd at a Friday morning panel on reaching childen with severe emotional needs through PBIS, also known as PBS or “positive behavioral supports.” PBIS is another form of response to intervention. But, while the term “RTI” is often used to refer solely to academic interve...

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