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Some of Our Favorite Apps for Children with Special Needs

Social distancing has definitely increased daily screentime for children and adults.  Our devices are now largely responsible for sustaining almost all human interaction outside the home.  To an unprecedented degree, today’s parents may feel apprehensive about their child’s relationship with technology.   Like any other human invention, our screens are really what we make of them: …

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3 Fantastic Books and 3 Fantastic Shows to Watch with Children this Month

Today’s authors are writing for a broadening array of young readers, breaching topics and conversations that many parents may hesitate to initiate.  We’ve perused our online libraries and found 3 must-reads for special ed students and their families.  Here are our picks: I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont An excellent read for children of all …

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The Benefits of a Psychological Evaluation for Your Child

A psychological evaluation is a series of tests designed to form a hypothesis about a child’s behavior, personality, and abilities.  In order for an evaluation to be considered valid, a licensed child psychologist must administer and interpret testing.  Child psychologists are qualified to work with children and families to build successful action plans.  Staff at …

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10 Ways to Observe Autism Awareness Month at Home with Your Child

 Make your own Autism Awareness bookmarks. Decorate your bookmarks with blue ribbons, stickers, and drawings.  Get creative and put your craft to use by reading some of your child’s favorite books.  Share quotes from your favorite books on social media and challenge friends to do the same. Bake something delicious. This month is all about …

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Building an At-Home Schedule for Students with Special Needs and Their Families

As childcare professionals and parents, we’ve all experienced the “summer slide,” or the break from school routines and orderliness over the course of summer vacation.  Even in the past two weeks, we may have observed children struggling to adjust when daylight savings pushed us forward an hour.  Whenever a child’s routine shifts, they may need …

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