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Reflecting on being a Youth Presenter at the 2018 IBPA National Conference in San Diego

By: Sam Culver It was such an amazing honor to have been invited to attend IBPA’s National Conference in San Diego! Initially, I didn’t know very much about the conference itself. I knew that it would be in the Golden State, but besides that, I was clueless! In all honesty, I was worried that the …

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Perspectives: Bridging the Gap

By: Jenny Mischel, Ph.D. Candidate at George Mason University Research focused on bullying behavior is prolific and the expansion into cyberbullying continues to grow. However, bullying/cyberbullying behavior continues to be elusive, detrimental, and worrisome. This may, in part, be due to discrepancies in how the constructs are conceptualized and operationalized (Tokunga, 2010). Volk, Veenstra, and …

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Inside Middle School

By: Josh G. Many adults see middle school as just a short period of time in our academic career before things “really start to count”. But for many kids, middle school can have a major impact even years after they’re gone. The physical and emotional complexities facing middle school students can be overwhelming. There is …

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Social and Emotional Development for Students with Diverse Learning/Medical Needs Including Sensory Loss

By: Suzanne & Rodger Dinwiddie Children with diverse learning/medical needs have difficulty responding to traditional forms of social skill development, making friends, and identifying emotions. Social skills deficits are key criteria in defining many disabilities that hinder student’s academic progress such as learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, physical impairments, Autism Spectrum …

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