I think we all agree that exercise shouldn’t be missed because of chilly weather. Click here to try out these great indoor sensory activities to keep the little ones occupied and get them through the winter!
As students around the country return to in-person instruction, school-based mental health services are more crucial than ever. Before the global pandemic, schools already struggled to offer these critical services to students in crisis—and without question, adding COVID-19 to the equation quickly exacerbated this demand. According to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention,… Read More »
It is commonly believed that students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) aren’t eligible to obtain special education services during the summer. In reality, educational administrators must provide extended school year (ESY) programs annually to students with disabilities. ESY refers to related services and special education administered outside of the regular school year to provide… Read More »
It’s an inevitability faced by special education professionals everywhere: the need to regularly develop and revise student IEPs (Individual Education Programs) throughout the school year. Because this critical and necessary undertaking demands a considerable allocation of time, special education teachers and school administrators are often faced with a challenging yet essential question: how can… Read More »
Going to the dentist can be an overwhelming experience for special needs children, especially those with sensory issues. When a child displays symptoms of a sensory processing disorder, bright lights, loud noises, tastes, and smells can cause feelings of anxiety at the dentist. I have been practicing family dentistry for seventeen years and have discovered… 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.… Read More »
Attention speech-language pathologists! It’s never too early to get a head start on your Valentine’s Day lesson plans. From positional concept hearts to articulation and language wreaths, these eight speech therapy activities for Valentine’s Day will inspire your students and are perfect for the month of February. Here are a few activities to try with… Read More »