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Debra Hughes is a special needs stay-at-home mom with a home-based business called Little Treasures by Debbie for knit and crochet items. She enjoys writing editorials on occasion.
Visual Learning Helps Students with Autism - A picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps in the future, there will be enough of the autistic population or others with alternative learning abilities to support whole schools using visual learning strategies. Published December 02, 2016 in Commentary
Westdale a Welcoming School for Special Needs Students - We considered many possibilities, from a special needs school in the west end to private school. We always concluded that Westdale was best. Published October 12, 2016 in Special Report: Education
Intensive Behavioural Intervention Therapy and Errorless Learning - Errorless teaching is a great way to improve a child's confidence. I would recommend the training in teacher's college and that it be used by supply EAs and EAs in one-on-one placements. Published March 02, 2015 in Commentary
EA Shortage Shortchanges Students with Special Needs - Students with an identified need for an individualized education plan are missing out on the education they deserve due to a lack of Educational Assistant resources. Published February 26, 2015 in Commentary