Common-core tests being developed by two state coalitions offer the promise of more inclusion and self-sufficiency for students with special needs – but differences in administration and accessibility features mean the testing experience for students in those special populations will vary widely depending on the state they call home. Click here, to read more.
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Summer brings warm weather, sunny skies and lots of new opportunities to learn and grow. One way for children with special needs to learn is through the use of sensory bins, which include items with texture or other sense-stimulating characteristics. Common bases for sensory bins include water, shaving cream, sand, mud, rice, and uncooked beans.… Read More »
To close out Autism Awareness Month, we are excited to welcome our first ever guest blogger, Victoria Rusay. Victoria is a Levittown, PA-based mom of two. Her older child, Eliza (age 4) was diagnosed with non-verbal autism 2 1/2 years ago. Here, Victoria shares how Eliza’s diagnosis has put into perspective what really matters. … Read More »
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stress-inducing, but come with the territory in school-based therapy. There are a number of articles and checklists for parents on IEP meeting preparation – but not much information on how therapists and special education teachers can appropriately interact with parents who object to information, treatment proposals or methodologies. In his widely-read… Read More »