ASD Reading Review: I’d highly recommend this to others who have autistic children in search of an online reading program!

We have recently been able to review an innovative online reading program designed to help autistic students learn to read and write. ASD Reading is ideal for children aged 4-15 to teach them to read and write to a 3rd grade level (750 Lexile). The program is easy to set up, and easy to log in. I really like that…

Picture books for kids: Even Monsters Need Haircuts

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended picture books for kids. Melissa Gaynor of Sweet on Books explains why: “What You Need to Know: • It’s a funny twist on a little boy’s dream of wanting to be like his dad when he grows up. • Monsters may not seem so “scary” after you read…

Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology’s Effects on Children

By Benjamin Herold for edweek.org A bipartisan bill now in Congress would give the National Institutes of Health $95 million over five years to fund studies on how media and technology effect children. The proposed Children and Media Research Advancement Act, or CAMRA, outlines an ambitious research agenda. It calls for studies on the impact of “social media, applications, websites, television,…

Autism: Dr. Blank discusses why “I Want” initiation should be avoided.

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Education “reform’s” big lie: The real reason the right has declared war on our public schools

By Salvatore Babones for Salon.com Reform (noun): a policy that is designed to undermine the effectiveness of a public institution in a way that generates private gains. Reform (verb): to make something worse. When did reform become a dirty word? Thirty years of education reform have brought a barren, test-bound curriculum that stigmatizes students, vilifies teachers, and encourages administrators to…

Reading Kingdom Review: Whether you are starting out with reading, or just wanting some assistance helping your early elementary student, Reading Kingdom is a fantastic resource. 

  For the past several weeks, my second grader and I have been reviewing Reading Kingdom. This online reading program for kids in K-3 and was both easy to use and fun for my son. Most days he was asking to either get started with this program or to complete another lesson. Rarely do I have to say, “no more…