Four-year-old Freddie wasn’t pleased with his hearing aids’ appearance. He boldly decided to decorate his own, and in doing so, he inspired a business that helps children with hearing loss to wear their hearing aids with pride.
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 »
With 24 consonants and 20 vowels in the English language, it’s no wonder that many children end up struggling to pronounce at least 1 or 2. And of course, /r/ sound referrals are among the most common within the school-based SLP community. It’s likely for this reason that many creative activities for school-based therapy are… 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 »
The cold, gray days of winter are upon us…but they’re not ALL bad! There are plenty of things to love about the briskest season, and we’ve created a winter bingo activity to remind you of just how beautiful the season can be. Perfect for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Special Education Teachers, this winter bingo activity… Read More »