Tag: school

Transitioning from the school year to summer

Transitioning from the school year to summer

If your child has special needs, the transition from the structure of the school year to that of a summer schedule can be very difficult. Even if your ...
Kids with special needs head back to school

Kids with special needs head back to school

The start of school is an exciting time for most children and their parents. Many children with special needs eagerly anticipate the start of a new sc ...
Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Research has shown that premature birth (before 37 weeks) can cause a baby to have lung and breathing problems such as asthma, a health condition that ...
Heavy backpacks hurt- how to lighten the load

Heavy backpacks hurt- how to lighten the load

Pain and strain. Did you know heavy backpacks can be the cause of posture and back problems? Many children with special needs have musculoskeletal iss ...
Back to school is hard on kids and PARENTS!

Back to school is hard on kids and PARENTS!

It is back-to-school time… for parents. Yes, I know your kids are the ones who go to school, but going back to school is a feat for parents, too. F ...
Apps for math and other disabilities

Apps for math and other disabilities

It is time to share apps about math. Last week’s post focused on apps that help kids with dyslexia and dysgraphia (reading and writing learning disabi ...
Summer to September

Summer to September

It is usually hard for kids to adapt to a different schedule. For kids with challenges, it can be…well…even more challenging. Here are some tips to ...
What is Prior Written Notice or “PWN”?

What is Prior Written Notice or “PWN”?

IDEA is the federal law that governs special education. An important part of this law is Prior Written Notice or PWN.   It means that if your child’s ...
April is IEP month

April is IEP month

If you have a child receiving special education services, April is a very busy month. It is the time when meetings usually take place to discuss your ...
What is an IEP?

What is an IEP?

An IEP is short for "Individualized Education Program." It is both a process and a written educational plan for a child with a disability. It is a doc ...