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Trauma-Informed Teaching and IEPs: Strategies for Building Student Resilience


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A guide to the intersection of trauma and special needs, featuring strategies teachers can use to build resilience and counter the effects of trauma on learning and behavior.

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Chapter 2. The Effects of Trauma on Learning and Behavior

Chapter 3. Trauma-Informed Instruction and the CARES Framework

Chapter 4. Crafting Trauma-Informed IEPs

About the authors

Melissa Sadin, EdD, has served as a special education teacher, gifted education teacher, and building administrator. Most recently, she served as a director of special education. She has been vice president of her local school board and recently accepted an award for Outstanding Leadership in Education.

Sadin has researched the perceptions of teachers working to create trauma-informed classrooms and has produced numerous webinars and podcasts regarding developmental trauma in schools. Currently, she works as an education consultant and developmental trauma expert providing professional development to school districts, municipal service providers, and parents. Her Trauma Guide Series of books are available on her website.

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