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How to Help Your Child Learn To Cope With Anxiety

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Childhood Anxiety

Improve Learning Skills with Family Activities

Family Activities - Fun and Improve Learning Skills Too!

Safety-Care: Making Least Restrictive Interventions Available.

Organizations working with individuals with special needs usually focus on implementing the least intrusive interventions within the least restrictive environments possible. However, at times, those terms seem to be buzz words instead of an applicable understanding of the interventions used. This can be especially difficult when we work with individuals who may present us with disruptive or dangerous behavior.

Least Intrusive Interventions

Transitioning 2 Life Skills - From HS to Adult

Meet Transition Mandates with Transition 2 Life

            What happens when your child graduates from high school with a diploma but no functional skills to live as an adult?

Organizing an Inclusive Birthday Party

Birthday parties can create fear in many parents. All the excitement, noise and sugar at the start, followed by tears and tantrums at the end. Not to mention all the expensive, catering and planning that’s involved.

But one aspect of the planning that parents shouldn’t worry over is the invite list. Should you invite the child in the class with special needs? The simple answer is, yes. Having children with special needs at the party may require a bit of extra preparation, but it shouldn't mean they miss out on an invite.

Not invited

Can Music Taste Boost or Harm Your School Grades?

I have spoken for years on how music can help learning and reduce stress while learning even if you have ADHD, LD, ASD, or are developmentally disabled. The diagnosis doesn't matter.  Music impacts all learners. Some music makes it easier to learn. The following is by Leigh Marcos. She is specifically writing about how specific music helps or hinders test scores.

By: Leigh Marcos

4 Tips To Improve Reading Skills Even If You Have Dyslexia (Part 1)

Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. Those with dyslexia typically read at lower levels that expected, despite normal intelligence. Common characteristics of those with dyslexia are difficulties with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and or rapid visual-verbal responding.

Autism and Interactive Toys, A Mom's Experience

Pregnancy is a time of joy, great changes, and exciting waiting. All parents prepare for the birth of their baby one or another way. They pick wallpapers or paint color for its room, moms look through babies clothes sections on the sites, dads assemble baby’s cradle.

Parents-to-be spend hours picking the right name, beautiful and unique, they find funny variants and laugh. Future mothers learn how to breathe, fathers learn how to stay calm and support their partner.

Looking at Special Needs Education in a New Light

One doctor’s holistic approach to educating children with learning disabilities.

JoQueta Handy, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Integrative Medicine Doctor who has developed the Brilliant Learning Program to open new pathways of education to people with learning disabilities.

Why Do Kids Have Trouble Spelling?

Reasons Learning Spelling is Hard

There are several reasons for kids to have trouble with spelling.

The main reason kids have problems with spelling is that most spelling books teach over 30 spelling rules. Expecting kids to memorize 30 spelling rules is overwhelming, especially when most of my struggling students have problems with either auditory memory or visual memory skills. Expecting struggling students to remember so much is really just setting them up for failure.