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Children with Speech and Language Disorders and SSI

This work by the National Academy of Sciences includes a review of speech and language disorders in children and implications for the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program. The work includes a history of the SSI program for children … Continue reading

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Does Minority Status Increase the Effect of Disability Status on Elementary Schoolchildren’s Academic Achievement?

The authors investigated whether children’s reading and mathematics growth trajectories from kindergarten to fifth grade inter-related, and to what extent disability and minority status interacted to predict their achievement trajectories. The authors conducted secondary data analysis based on a nationally … Continue reading

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Independent or ungrateful? Consequences of confronting patronizing help for people with disabilities

People with disabilities routinely face a dilemma in dealing with patronizing help: While accepting unsolicited assistance may be harmful for its recipients, confronting the helper can lead to negative interpersonal repercussions. Across two studies, participants were presented with a scenario … Continue reading

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AbleNet Assistive Technology webinars

AbleNet University offers live and recorded webinars about AT/Switches, Autism/UDL, Communication, Curriculum, iDevice/Computer, and more. AbleNew University http://www.ablenetinc.com/AbleNet-University

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Humor in Literature About Children With Disability: What Are We Seeing in Literature?

The authors explore instances of humor in literature as it relates to children with disabilities and offer ways to help children and adolescents build an authentic understanding of disability and disability humor. The prevalent message in the books reviewed is … Continue reading

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Comprehensive view of stuttering – Implications for assessment and treatment

The authors utilize the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (World Health Organization) to recommend assessment and treatment goals for school-age children who stutter. Coleman, Craig & Yaruss, J. Scott. (2014). Comprehensive view of stuttering – Implications for assessment … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference 10/7-11/13

The 2013 Closing The Gap Conference in Minneapolis, MN, October 7-13, builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Topics will cover … Continue reading

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