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Ten Awesome Ideas for Early Speech and Language Intervention

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When it comes to early speech and language intervention, the simplest actions and objects can inspire progress—especially with your littlest subjects. We researched popular and effective early speech and language intervention techniques and found that school-based SLPs and other types of school-based therapists continue to be a team of crafty, creative and innovative experts willing… Read More »

5 Awesome Therapy Activities For Your Classroom

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As a special education teacher or school-based therapist, you know that students can thrive when lessons cater to the ways in which they learn best. Everything from basic skills to self-care and social skills can be made accessible, exciting and engaging with a bit of creativity and understanding. In schools across the country, dedicated teachers… Read More »

12 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Each new school year brings a change to routine, along with new people and unfamiliar places. This can amount to a lot of anxiety and stress for both parents and their special needs children.  With this in mind, we’ve curated a list of back-to-school tips for parents of children with special needs. Many of these… Read More »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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  Want More Sensory Bins? See More!   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 summer-inspired sensory bins, which include items with texture or other sense-stimulating characteristics. Common bases for summer-inspired sensory bins… Read More »

Creating an Organized Classroom for Spring: Tips for Therapists and Special Education Teachers

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Cramped. Busy. Less-than-tidy. Maybe even disheveled. What’s a school-based therapist or special education teacher to do when the duties are ginormous and clear – and the classroom is, well…not exactly that?  Therapeutic and special education staff face unique organizational challenges, and often seek creative ways to work within a limited workspace and budget. Creating an… Read More »

31 Incredible Back to School Bulletin Boards

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Are you ready to refresh your classroom with a new “back to school” look? Let these creative and interactive school bulletin boards from BuzzFeed inspire you!  

EdTech Tuesday: Sign 4 Me

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The Sign 4 Me app now works with Siri Speech Recognition to help you learn and teach sign language. Check it out here on iTunes.  

EdTech Tuesday: 5 Must-Have Tools for Education Conferences

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Summer vacation is a popular time for teachers, therapists, and administrators to attend education conferences. If you haven’t attended many, you may wonder what you should bring with you on conference day. This list of apps and tools for education conferences will help you have an easygoing and worthwhile conference experience. Take a look here!