Category: Blog Posts

Teacher Burnout and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Teachers play a major role in the development and growth of the next generation. Though their work is so important, teachers have long been overworked and underpaid. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the already present stressors and difficulties of a teacher’s day, leading to an increase in feelings of burnout among school staff.    What, exactly,…
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We’ve Come a Long Way: The History and Impact of Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month, recognized and celebrated each July, seeks to “celebrate the intrinsic worth and meaningful contributions” of people with disabilities. Though not formally recognized yet by the United States, its roots go back over 30 years and stem from the historic Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law in 1990.   What is Disability…
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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: The Staggering Worldwide Impact of Dementia

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain and recognize how Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue – so major, in fact, that Alzheimer’s disease continues to be the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented or cured.   Alzheimer’s…
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: What Does Digital Accessibility Mean?

In the world of education, most schools provide students with a personal computer or tablet to access lessons virtually. Accessibility is more important than ever within education, as students need to be able to access their grade level curriculum both in person and online. To promote inclusion in an online world, Global Accessibility Awareness Day…
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World Autism Awareness Month: April from Awareness to Acceptance and Where You Fit into the Shift

April is Autism Awareness Month, which has been progressing into Autism Acceptance Month! World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2 every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism spectrum disorder throughout the world.    How did Autism Awareness Month…
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Special Education Classrooms: The Pros and Cons of Each Learning Environment

Special education services have varied over the years and continue to progress, but what exactly does it mean to have a student in a special education classroom? Well, that’s just the thing, there’s not one clear cut answer – special education is highly individualized and customizable.   For both educators and parents, knowing the options…
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Behind The Scenes: See How IEP&Me Plans to Revolutionize Special Education

  Special education teachers Bridgette Leslie and Adrianna Bertoia have spent a combined 20+ years helping students with special needs realize their full potential. For students with disabilities, though, they grew frustrated by lack of adequate resources for students, parents, and teachers alike. Together, the duo started IEP&Me, a web-based individualized education program (IEP) management…
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The Importance of Teaching Life Skills in Special Education

  Achieving independence is one of the cornerstones of our existence and teaching life skills that promote this individuality should be an integral part of the special education system, not an afterthought.   One of the most important jobs parents and caretakers face when raising children is to teach them how to become independent adults…
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Teacher Feature – How Kafia Yousof at Prior Weston Plans to Use FrenalyticsEDU

Our new Teacher Feature series highlights how special education teachers have adapted their classroom during the pandemic and how they have each uniquely implemented FrenalyticsEDU into their classroom. This edition features Kafia, a primary school teacher at Prior Weston Primary in London, England, who will begin using FrenalyticsEDU this fall.   Kafia Yousof is a…
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Celebrities and Special Education: A Glance into the Relevance of Special Education in Modern Society

This week’s blog, Celebrities and Special Education, shares insight into how our society is positively impacted by those in the special education sphere and provides evidence against the notion that those involved in special education are somehow disconnected from the rest of society. Take a read: