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Tip: Use a Full-Spectrum Light in the Classroom During
is often a time for "seasonal affective depression"
or SAD - caused by lack of sunlight. In children
this often manifests itself as increased restlessness,
aggression or hyperactivity. Have a Full
Spectrum Desk Lamp in the classroom and make
it available to students on either an "as-needed"
basis or rotation. Ten minutes within 2 feet of
full-spectrum light each day can alleviate SAD and the
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TOPIC: Children with Dyslexia Struggle With Writing Due
To Spelling Issues
with dyslexia can write at the same speed as children without
dyslexia. However, on writing tasks, they write less
overall and pause more frequently while writing. In
particular they pause within words due to poor spelling
ability. The majority of writing deficits in children
with dyslexia result from non-automated spelling and within-word
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Article: Children with Autism Need Accommodation for Reading
(and adults) with autism will rarely read, understand or
relate to fictional literature. People with autism have
a different human interaction experience, so these novels
will be challenging. If you parent a child with autism,
consider asking for a modification on their IEP that they
be offered non-fiction books instead of fiction novels assigned
in class. This will also be the case if watching videos
or films that are relationship-based. Documentaries will
be better understood. Read
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can't get too much winter in the winter."
- Robert Frost.
Chatter & Workshop News
New Year to all of you. My best wishes for a wonderful,
fulfilling and healthy 2015.
you read this I'm already out on the road enjoying a
day of introducing Layered Curriculum to the staff
and faculty at the Woodruff Career and Technical Center
in the Peoria School District in Illinois. And next
week, it's off to Ohio! I guess it goes without
saying that I'm hoping for a mild January to keep road
and airports open.
want to thank the teachers and community in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina for another wonderful two days with teachers
and parents last month. I look forward to hearing
about your continued good work.
as you all start planning your 2015, let me know if you
are interested in hosting
a Layered Curriculum / Differentiation workshop at your
school. For information, just email
me for a brochure of 2015 Workshop Offerings and Costs.