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Group Counseling for Social Skills
By Jennifer Oden
Group counseling can be one of the most effective contexts for young people to develop social skills. This article outlines the research pointing to this conclusion and some effective techniques for engaging youth in need of furthering their social skills.
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Special Education Personnel and Procedures
By Jennifer Oden
Learn who the personnel are at a school who are involved with psychological assessment, implementation and planning of learning programs and the student support system. It also serves as a solid primer on student special education eligibility, individual education plans (IEPs), and services overview.
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Developing Initiative in Youths
By Jennifer Oden
Developing initiative in youth is something that adults can help to expedite with the right techniques. This article explores the various mechanisms backed by compelling and helpful research on the topic from reputable psychologists. References are included for further reading.
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Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
By Jennifer Oden
Assessing students who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse can be challenging. This article covers aspects of acculturation, bilingual assessment and translation, and "Fair Assessment Procedures that can prove helpful in a diverse school setting.
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Social Skills Interventions
By Jennifer Oden
Helping children and young adults develop robust social skills sometime requires strategic and thoughtful interventions on behalf of parents or professionals trained in social skills development. This article outlines some proven techniques and provides resources to assist in social skills interventions.
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Intellectual Disabilities
By Jennifer Oden
This article outlines the history of intellectual disabilities and how the working understanding has evolved over time. It further defines the prevalence, causes, and types of intellectual disabilities.
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Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
By Jennifer Oden
Learning how to assess students and children who are experiencing emotional or behovioral stress is an important skillset for professionals and non-professionals alike. THis article explores the formal definitions posited by numerous bodies and provides practical insight that can be applied.
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Response to Intervention (RTI) in Archdiocesan Schools
By Jennifer Oden
This article discusses the use, or non-use, of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model in Archdiocesan schools and some of the considerations around implementation. It discusses further how STEP is essentially the Archdiocese’s answer to the public school’s RTI.
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Speech and Language Disorders
By Jennifer Oden
Understanding the elements of speech and language disorders is fundamental to helping students exhibiting these traits. This article covers the concepts to describe speech and language disorders and the characteristics that can be identified, as well as ways to help students with speech and language disorders.
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Family Rights to Privacy
By Ryan Abshere
Basic review of the basic privacy rights of families regarding school employees' access to sensitive student information, who they can share that information with and why it might be shared.
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