Parents Helping Parents
Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
Elementary & Secondary Education Act - Comparison of the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country. This chart provides a breakdown of the differences between the two laws.Read more
Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know & Need
ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, conducted a comprehensive research effort, including a series of in-home discussions and a large national parent survey with a diverse range of parents of children from birth to 5. Our findings provide brand new insights about the challenges parents face, what they do and do not understand about early childhood development, and what they want and need to be the best parents possible.
The survey, conducted in October 2015, examines parenthood from the perspective of millennial and Generation X parents.Read more
Why Special Education Technology Needs to Go Beyond the Screen
From the Huffington Post 6/14/16
In today’s society, one of the most common misconceptions about children with developmental disorders is that they are mentally deficient. This could not be farther from the truth.
Children with developmental disorders may have more difficulty demonstrating their intellectual abilities, but with the introduction of technology into education, children with special needs are beginning to have an outlet through which to demonstrate their full potential.
There’s no more recent, obvious example of this than the iPad. The iPad has become a key tool in classrooms across the U.S., and with its Special Education App Collection, the iPad is able to help with the development of general learning, literacy and communication. To measure the impact of the iPad in the classroom, Apple conducted extensive research proving that the iPad has done everything from raise test scores to increased student learning. In fact, using iPads in the classroom improved kindergarteners reading proficiency by 40 percent in Auburn, ME.