Category: Special Education

 

A Student Sees the Stars

A Student Sees the Stars

This story was shared by Sonya Bledsoe, a Special Education teacher in Tennessee who was trained in the Seeing Stars program. I started working with Sydney when she was a first grader. She was a quiet, solemn child. Nothing came easy for her. The alphabet and sight words seemed to be a foreign language. I […]

 
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Special Education: Revolving Door or Trap Door?

Special Education: Revolving Door or Trap Door?

HIGH FLYER SPOTLIGHT – SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO, BOCES Special Education: Revolving Door or Trap Door? By Kellyn Ross I once heard former Assistant Secretary of Education Dr. Robert Pasternack talk about how special education services had become a trap door for students. Rather than a revolving door, where they could come in, get remediated, […]

 
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Discovering How Reading Intervention Changes the Brains of Children With Dyslexia

Discovering How Reading Intervention Changes the Brains of Children With Dyslexia

University of Washington researchers are studying the effects of the Seeing Stars® program.

Researchers from the University of Washington are in the midst of a study using the Seeing Stars® intervention to better understand the underlying mechanisms of dyslexia. Typical interventions for dyslexics involve strategies to help struggling readers compensate. And while there are many programs and strategies that improve specific reading skills, such as phonemic awareness and […]

 
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MIT Study Shows Benefit of Seeing Stars® Instruction

MIT Study Shows Benefit of Seeing Stars® Instruction

A recent study conducted at MIT shows the benefits of Seeing Stars instruction.

A recent study by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) utilized the Seeing Stars® program to test the efficacy of reading intervention with young children who have reading disabilities and difficulties. Brain regions grew significantly thicker in children whose reading scores improved after Seeing Stars instruction. […]

 
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High Flyer Spotlight – Barbara Wilmarth

High Flyer Spotlight – Barbara Wilmarth

Barbara Wilmarth’s signature sign-off on all her email correspondence includes this famous quote from Einstein: “If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” Wilmarth, a 33-year veteran in the public school system of Pinellas County, Florida, came across this quote after taking a Lindamood-Bell workshop on teaching comprehension: the Visualizing and Verbalizing program. The […]

 
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Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Votes to Re-Endorse Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® Programs

The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially re-endorsed Gander Publishing’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® and Seeing Stars® programs. CASE is an international professional education organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual in society. […]

 
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Programs Receive Special Education Endorsement

The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially endorsed the Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs for reading and language comprehension. CASE is an international professional educational organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children, whose members are dedicated to identifying, shaping, and disseminating effective policies and practices in the field of special education. […]

 
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