How to Develop a Mental Health Program for Your School: From Categorization to Intervention

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Developing a Mental Health Program

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 »

Your Frequently Asked Extended School Year Questions: ANSWERED

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Your Frequently Asked Questions Extended School Year Questions

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 »

Building a Legally Defensible IEP – It’s Like Building a Burger!

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  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 »

Top Ten Apps to Help Children with Dyslexia

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Technology tools such as tablets and e-readers have radically changed how schools and educators teach children with learning disabilities, and part of this is due to the introduction of apps. Special Education Teachers and other education professionals agree that students with special needs can benefit tremendously from using educational technology in the classroom. This is… Read More »

The Best Free Online Learning Resources for Educators and Therapists

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Amidst a transition to online (and often hybrid) learning, administrators, teachers, and therapists continue to work hard to master the ins and outs of virtual instruction. Thankfully, it seems that nearly every company in the industry now offers online tools, services, and resources to assist education professionals. With SO many online resources out there, it… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Winter-Themed Synonym Matching Activities

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Winter is definitely upon us, and we’re embracing the season in all its glory by incorporating the most identifiable elements into synonym matching worksheets that are educational, fun, and free! Increasing a student’s ability to use and understand synonyms helps to improve their vocabulary knowledge and increase comprehension of the spoken and written word, which… Read More »

Five Children’s Books That Promote Empathy

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In today’s selfie-filled culture, which seems to celebrate “Me first,” it’s become more important than ever to incorporate empathy—the capacity to relate to and understand others—into pediatric therapy sessions. Empathy is critical because it gives children a solid foundation for building positive relationships at school and at home. Empathic children tend to do better in… Read More »