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June Behrmann

June Behrmann is a longtime special education teacher (pre-K to grade 6) who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources. Follow June on Twitter @aimnoncat. Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with us.

December 21, 2015

Reading for pleasure during school breaks can maintain a struggling student's academic progress and may stave off regressions.

December 8, 2015

The Iris Center announces a new IRISSTAR Legacy Module, Dual Language Learners with Disabilities: Supporting Young Children in the Classroom.

November 30, 2015

Something unique happened to inform parents about special needs and what a result: a surge in parent awareness about children and youth with learning and attention problems, says a founding partner in Understood.org.

November 24, 2015

NaNoWriMo is a marathon writing event that challenges participants to write the first draft of a 50,000­ word novel in November. There are local chapters in more than 600 regions around the world that organize in-­person workshops and write­-ins throughout the month. 

November 19, 2015

Assistive technology ideas overflow in these articles collected during 2015. The next school break might be a good time to consider some of them to ease instruction for students who struggle in school. 

November 12, 2015

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences describes an update for the Lindamood Bell approach to reading instruction (LiPS®). Findings show some potentially positive effects and some mixed effects.

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Walter Dean Myers