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Eager Learners: Earl Boyles Serves Infants and Toddlers in Play and Learn Program Eager Learners: Earl Boyles Serves Infants and Toddlers in Play and Learn Program Wednesday, June 22, 2016 “Put your shaker on your nose, on your nose!” A dozen parents and caregivers, gathered in a classroom at Earl Boyles Elementary in southeast Portland, sing along together, encouraging their children to touch their egg-shaped shaker-instruments to their noses. Many of the toddlers are engaged in the activity, while babies listen and watch their parents perform the action with fascination. A room full of infants, toddlers and parents at an elementary...
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Creating an enviable life for all kids: A Q&A with Nancy Anderson, retiring early intervention and special education leader Creating an enviable life for all kids: A Q&A with Nancy Anderson, retiring early intervention and special education leader Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Nancy Anderson, who leads Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education services in Multnomah, Hood River, and Wasco counties, is retiring after 40 years helping children achieve success. Although Anderson holds titles with both the Multnomah Early Childhood Program and the David Douglas School District, her work has spanned much more than these titles alone suggest. She is admired statewide for her leadership around professional development, has...
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Developmental delays surge in Oregon kids, and educators say that should mean increased services for them


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The number of young children identified as having developmental delays has risen in Oregon, led mainly by a huge one-year surge in Multnomah County, the state reported Wednesday.

That's cause for celebration among special education leaders, who say many toddlers and preschoolers in need of help were missed in the past. Reaching those children and their families earlier with specialized help will pay off with big gains in their communication, social and motor skills, educators say.

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