It’s a true hallmark of parenting: We all want what’s best for our kids. Parents are fierce protectors, consistent teachers and faithful advocates. When a child has an emotional or behavioral disorder, educators must work with parents and students to develop goals, a beneficial plan and appropriate structure. Dr. Reesha Adamson, associate professor of special education at … [Read more...] about What if your child struggles in a classroom?
When students act out in classrooms, many schools deal with the disruptive behaviors through restraint and seclusion. “Restraint restricts a child’s movement, while seclusion involves removing a child from the academic context,” said Dr. Reesha Adamson, a special education expert at Missouri State University. “Historically, our schools have underreported these incidents.” While … [Read more...] about Reduce negative classroom behaviors with de-escalation strategies
Missouri is facing a teacher shortage. Information from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) shows that special education teachers rank in the top three certification areas in need of fully certified teachers to fill vacancies across the state. Faculty in Missouri State’s College of Education are striving to create a solution to … [Read more...] about Creating pathways for paraeducators
Society has developed into a difficult place for many individuals with autism. Socialization and communication are fundamental, and these skills can be a hurdle. Dr. Megan Boyle, associate professor of special education at Missouri State University, is a board-certified behavior analyst. She runs a clinic for children with autism spectrum disorders and prepares the next … [Read more...] about Treatment of severe behaviors in children with autism
Individuals with autism experience the world differently, and often have challenges with social situations or communication. Dr. Megan Boyle, associate professor of special education at Missouri State University, is a board-certified behavior analyst. She runs a clinic for children with autism spectrum disorders and prepares the next generation of educators for behavior issues … [Read more...] about Understanding the needs of children with autism