Similarities and differences between children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and those with obsessive compulsive disorder Executive functioning and repetitive behaviour

ABSTRACT In order to examine hypothesized underlying neurocognitive processes in repetitive behaviour, children and adolescents (7–16 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) were compared on a range of executive function (EF) measures. Performance on neuropsychological tests assessing executive functioning showed a trend for children with ASD to perform poorly on tasks requiring generation of multiple […]

CARS Comprehensive Intervention for Secondary Students With Emotional and Behavioral Problems

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Conceptualization and Development

Educating children and youth with significant social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) problems continues to pose significant challenges for special and general educators. The long-term effects of challenges this group of students experience include school dropout, mental health problems, unemployment, and high incarceration rates. To date, the majority of research examining the efficacy […]


2 teachers discuss how they use minecraft to boost engagement in the classroom. Using minecraft […]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) workshop

Canada is one of the leading countries in its progress of working with FASD. Jacqueline and Tracy will present the latest information around their research and programme related to supporting children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and offer practical strategies from their experiences.

Follow this link to register and to find out more information:

Nelson Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum […]

Vulnerable Children Link

Here is a link to the latest update on the Children’s Action Plan with a focus this month on Information Sharing: click here


Also published this week is the Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA) on the Children’s Action Plan website.


Collecting and documenting evidence: methods for helping teachers improve instruction and promote academic success

Describes methods of collecting and documenting evidence of students’ academic performance in special and inclusive classrooms. Includes direct behavioural observations, evaluation rubrics, recording devices, general curriculum-based outcome measures, goal attainment scaling, and graphing performance. Discusses how teachers can use data derived from these assessment methods to make instructional decisions.

Collecting and documenting evidence […]