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  • Leadership Funding Announced | SpedPro
    February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Leadership Funding Announced Congratulations to professional preparation programs at 13 institutions of higher education

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  • Outlook for special ed teachers | SpedPro
    2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Outlook for special ed teachers The demand for special educators routinely exceeds supply Prior to 2006 the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education Related Services reported that there were considerable shortages in the high incidence areas of Learning Disabilities Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Multicategorical Special Education According to US government sources this continues to be the case so those who are preparing to teach in special education should have little trouble finding employment The Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US Department of Labor maintains a database about occupations It shows that by the year 2018 over 550 000 special education teachers will be needed in the US and increase of 17 from levels recorded in 2008 As shown in the accompanying table although the increase will be greater at the primary and elementary levels it will still be substantial at the secondary levels Importantly the level of demand for special education teachers shown here does not include other related professionals such as audiologists counselors occupational therapists psychologists recreational therapists social workers speech language pathologists teaching assistants vocational educators or administrators Projections from the National Employment Matrix Occupational Title Employment 2008 Projected Employment 2018 Change 2008 18 Number Percent Special education teachers 473 0 554 9 81 9 17 Special education teachers preschool kindergarten and elementary school 226 0 270 3 44 3 20 Special education teachers middle school 100 3 118 4 18 1 18 Special education teachers secondary school 146 7 166 2 19 5 13 NOTE Except for percents data are in 1000s and are rounded See the discussion of the employment projections table in the BLS Handbook introductory chapter on Occupational Information Included in the Handbook For those readers who are wondering about a career in special education there is no need to fret about whether there will be positions available You ll need training and a license But according to the BLS data special education teachers in the field in 2008 were making on average 40 000 and 66 000 per year median The lowest paid were earning around 34 000 and the highest around 80 000 Although the BLS data

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  • teachers | SpedPro
    2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag teachers Outlook for special ed teachers The demand for special educators routinely exceeds supply Prior to 2006 the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education Related Services reported that there were considerable shortages in the high incidence areas of Learning Disabilities Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Multicategorical Special Education According to US government sources this continues to be the case so those who are preparing to teach in special education should have little trouble finding employment Continue reading Outlook for special ed teachers Posted on 6 January 2011 6 January 2011 Author John Lloyd Categories Administration News Professional development Teacher Education The Press Tags disability education Professional development Teacher Education teachers Teacher survey opportunity I am a fourth year Psychology graduate student at John F Kennedy University Research on the topic and personal experience provides evidence that high school students in the special education system are not afforded adequate access to sexuality education Many individuals with developmental disabilities express a curiosity about their sexuality yet often do not have the most basic knowledge about their bodies reproduction relationships communication and refusal skills appropriate contexts to express their sexuality to list a few I am conducting a research study to assess the attitudes of high school special education teachers concerning sexuality education among students with developmental disabilities The Human Participants Committee affiliated with John F Kennedy University has approved this research project Upon signing an electronic informed consent participants will be asked to complete a 32 question online survey that will take approximately 30 minutes Participation in this study will be kept confidential and received surveys will be stored in a secure online account Participants are free to

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  • Whose life is it? | SpedPro
    2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Whose life is it Using the pending Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity to comment on family relations writer Daphne Beal contributed an article about her relationship with her sister Cecily who has developmental disabilities to the US National Public Radio program Morning Edition series called Sibling Stories I ve almost made peace with the fact that we aren t hauling our kids down to my parents in Florida for Thanksgiving Actually it s my sister Cecily I feel bad about She s the

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  • Professional development | SpedPro | Page 2
    offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made Similarly an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer For more including a complete copy of the statement and a list of the signatories see Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars Fellows Trainees and Assistants Posted on 25 February 2010 Author John Lloyd Categories Advanced training opportunities News Professional development Tags assistantships doctoral studies fellowships financial aid graduate school scholarships Summer camp opportunities in Virginia Camp Baker Services in Chesterfield VA US provides residential summer camp day summer camp weekend respite services emergency respite services day support services and an after school program for over 590 individuals with disabilities each year Officials at Camp Baker Services have opportunities for people interested in working with children youths and adults including summer jobs and spring summer and fall internships We operate 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year Shirley O Brien the Senior Director at Camp Baker Services reports The individuals who attend our programs range from 6 80 years of age and from mild intellectual delays to severe intellectual and physical delays We are a fully barrier free modern facility on 22 acres Continue reading Summer camp opportunities in Virginia Posted on 17 February 2010 17 February 2010 Author John Lloyd Categories Administration Positions in orgs Professional development CEC Asst Exec Director The Council for Exceptional Children is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development Services Here are some particulars about the position See the link near the end of this post to download a copy of the announcement Position Title Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development Services Classification Category 10 Exempt Starting Salary Range 86 340 to 107 924 Unit Professional Development Services Reports to Executive Director Selection Procedure Evaluation of written application materials relevant education experience and references Personal panel interview s of top rated candidates Application Procedure Each candidate must submit a current resume and cover letter to Recruiter Norma Marshall preferably via Email to cecnm att net Voice 336 547 8315 Mailed resumes should be sent to Council for Exceptional Children 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300 Arlington VA 22201 5704 Persons requesting accommodation during the application process should also contact the Recruiter Application Deadline Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled Visit the CEC Web site at http www cec sped org Download a PDF of the announcement of the position Posted on 11 December 2009 11 December 2009 Author John Lloyd Categories News Positions in orgs Professional development Public Policy Teacher Education Tags education organizations policy Professional development special education U Va doctoral study opportunities The faculty in special education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is soliciting applications for doctoral study Click on the accompanying image to download a copy of the flyer describing the

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  • Speece to leave NCSER, join VCU | SpedPro
    2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 March 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Speece to leave NCSER join VCU Deborah Speece Commissioner of the the National Center for Special Education Research NCSER of the

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  • Deborah Speece Appointed Commissioner of National Center for Special Education Research | SpedPro
    efforts including projects evaluations and multi site centers throughout the US She is the second commissioner of NCSER and her appointment was greeted with substantial approval by the special education research community IES Director John Q Easton announced the appointment of Deborah Speece as Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research NCSER effective August 23 2011 Known for her innovative studies of the classification and diagnosis of learning disabilities Speece is a national leader in special education research and response to intervention strategies We are so pleased to have such a well regarded and well known special education researcher join the IES senior leadership as Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research said Easton Debbie will reach out broadly to the field to continue building the NCSER research portfolio Speece has had a stellar academic career After taking a bachelors degree magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University and teaching special education in Ohio public schools for several years she completed a masters degree in special education at Bowling Green in special education in 1978 A few years later she enrolled in graduate studies in the University of North Carolina in educational psychology and began intensive research work in studies about learning disabilities Her research gained immediate and sustained attention appearing in top tier journals and vaulting her into collaborations with leading experts in reading cognitive psychology and research methods When she graduated in 1984 from UNC she took her first and only academic position at the University of Maryland Since then she has developed a vita that one person described in this way It s as long as a basketball center s arm but what s more important than its length is its strength In addition to the praise from her new supervisor other leaders in special education had similarly strong comments Edward Kame enui Dean Knight Professor of Education at the University of Oregon and the person who served as the first Commissioner of NCSER I m supremely pleased that Debbie Speece has agreed to serve as Commissioner of NCSER She brings an enormously impressive set of leadership and research skills to the position and I am more than eager to assist her in anyway I can Barbara Keogh Emerita Professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences and Professor in the Sociobehavioral Group in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry This is an excellent appointment Dr Speece has a thorough knowledge of the special education field including its needs and its limitations She is herself a rigorous and productive researcher who will bring critical analytic skills and experience to the leadership of NCSER She is well qualified to plan and lead a comprehensive and relevant research agenda Importantly she also has the personal attributes necessary to work effectively with both researchers and policy makers to implement such a program Lynn Fuchs Professor and Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University The field

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  • US report on testing accommodations | SpedPro
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