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Barton, 2015

This article is an example of a literature review of SPED articles. The purpose of this review was to examine studies about sensory treatments for students with disabilities. Outcomes from studies about sensory treatments suggest varying levels of evidence for … Continue reading

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Gersten, 2005

Gersten, R., Fuchs, L. S., Compton, D., Coyne, M., Greenwood, C., & Innocenti, M. S. (2005). Quality indicators for group experimental and quasi-experimental research in special education. Exceptional children, 71(2), 149-164. This article presents quality indicators for group experimental research. … Continue reading

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Brantlinger, 2005

Brantlinger, E., Jimenez, R., Klingner, J., Pugach, M., & Richardson, V. (2005). Qualitative studies in special education. Exceptional children, 71(2), 195-207. This article defines qualitative studies in SPED, clarifies the goals, suggests techniques for establishing and maintaining credibility in the … Continue reading

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I Read TWO ROMANCES IN A ROW

You should do it, too. It makes ya feel all happy inside (Practical Magic and At the Water’s Edge). This is my “between semesters” reading pile. Yes, I plan to actually READ Rececca this time, not simply keep her on … Continue reading

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The “still between semesters” Book List

Students are back in school, but I’m still between semesters, so I thought I’d squeeze in a list of books. If you’re wondering how books are chosen for this list, you can read about it here. The first book was … Continue reading

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End of Semester Book List

We’re in the final throes of Fall semester 2015, so how about a study-break book list? This list heavily favors girl readers, but boys might enjoy these suggestions as well (especially Mistwood). As well, it’s never a bad thing for … Continue reading

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Check Me Out: SoftChalk

I used SoftChalk for a project in my Universal Design for Learning (UDL) class this summer, so I thought I’d take you for a little tour of it. First, note that you can get a 30-day free trial of the … Continue reading

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