special education http://kuow.org en Six Months Later, Girl With Autism Thrives With Trained Teachers http://kuow.org/post/six-months-later-girl-autism-thrives-trained-teachers <p>Chloe Burton had a great year in kindergarten.<br /><br />Although she has autism, she had no problem learning in a general education classroom alongside her peers.<br /><br />But in first grade, things went downhill. Chloe wandered the classroom instead of finishing her work. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 01:18:53 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 26288 at http://kuow.org Six Months Later, Girl With Autism Thrives With Trained Teachers Wash. Teacher Prep Falls Short For Students With Disabilities http://kuow.org/post/wash-teacher-prep-falls-short-students-disabilities <p>As educational practice catches up with federal law that requires students learn in the least restrictive environment, an increasing number of students with autism and other disabilities are learning alongside their typically-developing peers in mainstream classrooms. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:17:38 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 15193 at http://kuow.org Wash. Teacher Prep Falls Short For Students With Disabilities High Tech Solutions For Integrating Special Ed Students Into Standard Classrooms http://kuow.org/post/high-tech-solutions-integrating-special-ed-students-standard-classrooms-0 <p></p><p>In New York, this school year was the first year neighborhood schools were required to accept students with special needs into regular classrooms. They've made the transition with the aid of high-tech gadgets. You can hear that story <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newtechcity/2013/jun/04/">online</a>.</p><p>Michelle Buetow says we could learn something from New York's experiment. She's co-president of Seattle's Special Education PTSA. She says although Seattle is a high-tech city, its approach to special education is decidedly low-tech. She says “it’s borderline criminal that a city built on high-tech resources has chosen not to fund these kinds of gadgets for students with special needs.” But school districts strapped for cash have struggled to find money for these kinds of technologies.</p><p><strong>Full list of stories from <em>KUOW Presents</em>, June 5:</strong> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:04:57 +0000 Producer 14393 at http://kuow.org High Tech Solutions For Integrating Special Ed Students Into Standard Classrooms Seattle Public School's Special Ed Problem, The Interfaith Amigos, And Greendays Gardening http://kuow.org/post/seattle-public-schools-special-ed-problem-interfaith-amigos-and-greendays-gardening <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>State To Seattle Public Schools: Fix Problems In Special Ed</strong><br>Seattle Public Schools receive $11 million per year from the federal government designated for special education. The district is now in a danger of losing that money if they don’t fix a number of problems identified by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The mandate came down last week. Where is Seattle Public Schools’ special ed program falling short? And what solutions are the state proposing? We’ll get some answers this morning from education reporter Ann Dornfeld.</p><p><strong>The Interfaith Amigos On Religious Practices That Could Benefit The Non-Religious</strong><br>Many people in our region are religious, and many are not. <a href="http://interfaithamigos.com/Home.html">The Interfaith Amigos</a> share the teachings, meditations and practices from their religious traditions that would be a positive addition to all of our lives, even the non-religious.</p><p><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert and vegetable gardening expert. They answer your gardening questions every Tuesday.&nbsp; &nbsp; Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14251 at http://kuow.org Seattle Public School's Special Ed Problem, The Interfaith Amigos, And Greendays Gardening Special Ed In Seattle Public Schools "Atrocious," "Heartbreaking," Say Parents http://kuow.org/post/special-ed-seattle-public-schools-atrocious-and-heartbreaking-say-parents <p>Two-and-a-half years ago,&nbsp;KUOW&nbsp;brought you the&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.kuow.org/program.php?id=19801" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">story</a>&nbsp;of Bridget Ambrose and her son Ryder. Ryder was in kindergarten at the time. He’s on the autism spectrum. At Ryder’s preschool, he’d gotten special education services like speech therapy and the social skills training that many kids with autism need to teach them how to interact with other kids.</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 02:07:19 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 1956 at http://kuow.org Special Ed In Seattle Public Schools "Atrocious," "Heartbreaking," Say Parents