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Educationandbehavior.com was founded in January 2014, by licensed behavior specialist and certified school psychologist, Rachel Wise.

On our site you can find answers to questions like:

  • “What will help my child focus in school?”
  • “How can I help a student who is struggling to learn the material in my classroom?”
  • “Why doesn’t my student listen to me?”
  • “What is the best way to help my child with academics at home?”
  • “What should I do about my child’s behavior?”

In addition to our evidenced-based learning and behavior strategies, we have a wealth of information on ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, special education, social skills, bullying, and more!

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Popular Posts

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How to Help Kids Improve Reading Comprehension with Story Mapping

Research indicates that students who struggle significantly with reading comprehension benefit from learning a strategy called Story Mapping which is explained in detail below. To read more about the research ...
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A Highly Effective Strategy to Teach Academic Concepts to Students with Autism

Working for over 10 years as a school psychologist, I have had a lot of opportunities to observe students with autism in the classroom. One thing that I consistently noticed, ...
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Please Don’t Take Away My Recess-A Poem About ADHD

I got in trouble in school today. They took away my recess. They said it was because I couldn't sit still, but I was feeling so restless. I couldn't control ...
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Top 10 Discipline Tips for Kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Raising a child with oppositional defiant disorder can be extremely frustrating because you feel like everything is a constant battle. You just want your child to do his homework, pick ...
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5 Great Activities to Do with Your Social Skills Group

Working in the public school system for many years, I often heard guidance counselors asking for advice about the kind of activities they should do with their social skills groups ...
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How To Use Schedules to Improve Children’s Behavior

This article discusses how to use schedules with children to promote positive behaviors. Strategies can also be utilized with adults with special needs. Using visual schedules for individuals who may ...
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How to Set Up the Classroom for Students with Autism and ADHD

This article gives a number of strategies that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to create a physical environment that helps meet the educational and behavioral needs ...
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An Interactive Social Story to Prepare Kids for the School Day

Below you will find an interactive social story about going to school. The story can be used to help children prepare for a typical school day including their first day ...
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What is an Intellectual Disability? (With Printable Milestone Checklists)

What is an Intellectual Disability (ID)? Intellectual disability (sometimes called cognitive disability, or previously mental retardation) is a term used to indicate that an individual demonstrates significant deficits in intellectual ...
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8 Fun Activities to Practice Social Skills with Your Child

This article gives several fun social skills activities that you can do with your child. While the activities are described in a one on one format between parent and child, ...
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10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

Music is a great way to get kids excited about learning and help them remember what they learn. A catchy tune with easy to remember lyrics will leave a lasting ...
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17 Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen to You and Show You Respect

This article gives you tips that teach you how to get your kids to listen to you, show you respect, and connect with you. Working as a residential counselor, school ...
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10 Fun Research-Based Activities to Teach Your Child Letter Sounds

Research indicates the importance of teaching children phonics as a preliminary step for learning to read. Phonics is the relationship between letters and sounds as well as the understanding of ...
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How to Motivate Your Students and Get Them to Listen to You (39 Effective Strategies for Classroom Management)

This article (and video presentation which you will find at the end) gives you 39 effective classroom management strategies to help you get your students motivated to complete their work ...
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How to Use the Visualizing and Verbalizing Strategy to Improve Reading Comprehension

Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) is a strategy for parents and educators to utilize with children (or adults) who have trouble with reading comprehension. Visualizing and Verbalizing was created by Nanci ...
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How to Help Your Child with Handwriting and Pencil Grip

When learning to write, some children have difficulty developing proper pencil grip. Holding a pencil with proper grip and strength can make a big difference in a child’s handwriting. Parents ...
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3 Research-Based Reading Comprehension Strategies Parents Can Try at Home: Chunking. Monitoring, and Listening

This article discusses how to use chunking, monitoring, and listening strategies to improve reading comprehension. What is Chunking? Chunking means to break up text that may be too long or ...
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15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

In this article you will find 15 supportive behavior strategies for children on the autism spectrum (some strategies can be used with adults as well). Many of the strategies can ...
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