3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students with Autism Develop their Emotions

3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students with Autism Develop their Emotions

By Dawn R. Mitchell White, University of South Florida Many children with autism struggle to find the words to express how they feel. But when it comes to music, it’s an entirely different situation. Evidence suggests children with autism may enjoy music and show an early desire

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Book Review: Lulu is a Rhinoceros

Book Review: Lulu is a Rhinoceros

By Terra Vance Lulu Is a Rhinoceros Matthew Rushin asked his mom to send my daughter Lulu is a Rhinoceros, a children’s book by record executive and justice reform activist, Jason Flom, and his daughter, Allison Flom, and illustrated by Sophie Corrigan. Lulu is a Rhinoceros is

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Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

By Christine Nguyen, University of Toronto Parents fear children stuck at home for almost a year during the coronavirus pandemic, will lose critical social skills. And children with selective mutism, a severe form of anxiety, will lose even more. As schools reopen, everyone will wear masks, students

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Connecting through play and music

Connecting through play and music

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP As a speech language pathologist, I work daily to support students with autism and other language learning challenges develop the skills and confidence required to communicate effectively. With over a decade of experience teaching this population I have come to realize that

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Teacher well-being is equally essential as student well-being.

Teacher well-being is equally essential as student well-being.

By Jessica Robinson Teachers all over the globe battle immense stress from the virtue of their job roles. Also, sometimes they are under constant pressure because of students’ behavior. Furthermore, the pandemic has exposed teachers to far more stress as they need to manage virtual classrooms. Needless

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Technology helping those with dyslexia

Technology helping those with dyslexia

Dyslexia is a condition in which people have problems processing letters, symbols and words, potentially compromising their ability to read. According to Kids Health, a medical information site powered by Nemours, research has shown dyslexia is a byproduct of how the brain processes information. Those with dyslexia

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The benefits of a new approach to learning for students

The benefits of a new approach to learning for students

The validity of the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” continues to be on full display during the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning in March, people quickly had to learn to adapt to a new way of life, including an educational system that was transformed dramatically by social

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How to reduce stress in the classroom

How to reduce stress in the classroom

By Bojana Petkovic Today’s educational system in combination with the global pandemic has pushed students into feeling higher degrees of stress than ever before. And stress has many side effects, such as dry mouth, nail-biting, shaking, frequent infections, increased heartbeat, bedwetting, headaches. It affects productivity, self-esteem, judgment, focus,

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How to prepare kids to go back to school

How to prepare kids to go back to school

The end of summer can be a bittersweet time for students. While many students look forward to seeing their friends and teachers, few want to say goodbye to the relaxing days of summer. Parents know that getting their children back in the school day swing of things

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How parents can govern screen time

How parents can govern screen time

Technology has transformed nearly all facets of life, including education. While desks and blackboards can still be found in the classroom, technology has become more and more influential in regard to how students learn. Many teachers now employ tablets and other devices to help students better understand

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