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Special Education

A series on special education in Kent County. School News Network will take readers into classrooms around the area to shine a light on new approaches to teaching students with physical and mental disabilities.

High Schoolers’ Work with Kindergartners Yields ‘Remarkable Results’

More than a dozen teenagers and young children sat politely in a circle on the gym floor. Then came the craziness. “Duck, duck, duck, duck …” said a boy, tapping each person’s head as he walked. “Goose!” The last tap...

For Special Needs Children, Research Shows Early Intervention Works

One morning at his daughter’s school, Tom Walla watched contentedly as 3-year-old Libby pasted leaves onto a wreath with help from a teacher, then joined other children in a playful learning circle. “If you’re happy and you know it clap...