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Home - All Belong. What is NILD Educational Therapy? - National Institute for Learning Development. Potential students for this program are those experiencing obvious frustration in areas of school performance. Poor spelling, illegible handwriting, inability to express thoughts verbally or in writing, and difficulty with reading and math are common indicators of a learning disability. Learning disabilities are diagnosed through a battery of tests that measures and compares students’ potential with their actual performance. NILD educational therapists work in conjunction with qualified examiners and can assist parents in completing appropriate psychological and educational assessments. Students complete their programs when they become independent and successful in the regular classroom.

This decision is based upon recommendations from the educational therapist, parents, and classroom teachers and usually takes a minimum of three years. Strategies learned in educational therapy should enable students to remain independent and successful throughout their school years. How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next. Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Students with Special Needs. The Response to Intervention model as a tool for schools. Regular readers will be aware of my concerns about many of the practices that are encouraged in the name of ‘differentiation’. I will not rehearse those arguments here – my blog post for CEM is probably the most comprehensive account so far – but I will briefly summarise a few points.

Firstly, differentiation is on mushy footings, with learning styles and other bogus theories still influencing classroom approaches. Secondly, we need to be clear about when we accommodate a difference and when we address it. A child who is allowed to make videos instead of writing will not improve his or her writing ability. Thirdly, we potentially limit students when we make predictions about what they will be able to do; predictions that are likely to be influenced by normal human biases that teachers are not immune from. So should we assume that all students are the same and teach them accordingly? Well perhaps, up to a point.

One approach to managing difference is ability grouping. Like this: Three Ways to Relieve Teen Anxiety Today. The rise in anxiety, depression and panic attacks in our students today should give every one of us pause. It is astoundingly high. Anxiety and depression in high school kids have been on the rise since the early 2000s after several years of plateau. It is a reality that crosses all demographics, urban, suburban and rural; and among adolescents who are college bound and among those who are not. Teens from different ethnicities and genders are all experiencing the issues associated with angst. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that in 2015, some three million teens, ages 12-17, had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Three Big Reasons Mental health has become a soaring problem. 1. Every well-read educator and parent knows America’s problem with childhood obesity. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. 2.

Emotional intelligence isn’t developed well on a device.Anxiety levels rise with increased interactions on social media. Seven Steps to Help Generation Z Fight and Beat Addiction. Is it just me, or have you noticed the disproportionate number of students who have addictions today? I hear Generation Z students freely acknowledge addictions to pot, vaping, sex, alcohol, and even their smart phone. The negative stigma for being an addict seems to be evaporating. Wait. I just read the research. It’s not just me noticing this. And it’s not just kids. Let’s examine the narrative of alcoholism. “Global alcohol use continues to rise, and it’s expected to continue to rise in the years ahead,” according to a new study from The Lancet; “in the past 27 years, the total volume of alcohol increased by 70 percent, from 5.5 billion gallons in 1990 to 9.4 billion gallons in 2017.” According to the report, Europe and Australia consume more alcohol than people in North America do (the U.S. and Canada); however, there is a big difference in ability to handle alcoholic intake.

Why is this addiction so widespread? The Facts Behind Addictive Behavior Mark is a vivid example. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What Is Differentiated Instruction? | Reading Rockets. Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life. New York: Basic Books. Danielson, C. (1996). Sternberg, R. Tomlinson, C. (1995). Tomlinson, C. (1999). Vygotsky, L. (1986). Winebrenner, S. (1992). Winebrenner, S. (1996). Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Danielson, C. (1996). Sternberg, R. Tomlinson, C. (1995). Tomlinson, C. (1999). Vygotsky, L. (1986). Winebrenner, S. (1992). Accommodations and Modifications Guide. Cognitive And Academic Interventions Handout : John Seaman : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming.