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Helping Special Needs Students Thrive

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in 50 school-age children have been diagnosed with some form of autism. What is autism? Autism alters how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize in the brain, affecting information processing. As a disorder of neural development, autism is characterized […]

Common Signs of Autism All Parents Should Be Aware of

For years, autism spectrum disorders remained a bit of a mystery to doctors and scientists. While there is still no known single cause of autism, nor is there any cure, autism research has drastically improved our understanding of this range of disorders. It is now known that genetics play a strong role in the development […]

Special Needs or Not, Children Deserve a High Quality Education

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism affects about one in 68 children in the United States. Autism is considered a spectrum neurodevelopmental disorder that hinders a person’s ability to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, and is often associated with repetitive behavior. Other characteristics of this disorder are limited eye contact with […]

Teaching Special Needs Students

For many teachers, accommodating learning disabilities is one of the most challenging parts of their jobs. While there are more resources are available to make teaching special needs easier, it can be difficult to translate theory into practice. By working with each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), teachers can meet the student’s educational needs. Many […]

The Importance of Special Needs Schools

For many students, learning disorders and other disabilities make traditional education difficult, causing them to seek refuge at special needs schools and other institutions. Special needs schools are founded to help students with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities get a quality education. Some parents may wonder what makes a special needs school different […]

Teaching Special Needs Not a “One Size Fits All” Approach

Everyone has different ways of learning. Some people learn better through listening or visual cues, while others need a more hands-on approach to understand certain concepts. Students with special needs especially require a unique approach to learning, but even all special needs children cannot be grouped into the same category. Diagnosing a child as special […]

Teaching Children With Special Needs

Autism spectrum disorders are estimated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to affect one in 50 school-age children in the United States. Characterized by restricted and repetitive behavior and by impaired social interaction and communication, autism has a strong genetic basis. Whether rare mutations or rare combinations of common genetic variants are responsible is […]

Summer Will Be Here Before You Know It

Now is the time to make preparations to attend one of Deron School’s 2014 Extended School Year Programs.  This year’s ESY programs at Deron I and Deron II will run for six weeks, from July 1st through August 12th.  As always, students will receive academic instruction, transition activities and related services determined in their IEPs.  Please visit […]