Parenting Special Needs Children
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Distance learning has swept the nation (along with many other countries)! But how can you, as a parent, ensure your child stays on task? We have learned some tricks that we want to share with you! Online schooling is handled in a much different way than the traditional classroom... Most of the day is spent participating in independent learning, and self-guided assignments. This can be difficult for children... especially children with special needs! Here are the top five tricks WE have
Is your child's IEP relevant in an online virtual learning environment? IEP's or Individualized Learning Plan's are most certainly relevant and VITAL no matter what environment your child is currently learning in! A majority of school districts are trying to ensure that ZERO children miss out on the special education services THEY need to reach their excellence. Most accommodations that children with special needs receive, can be done in an online environment. From one-on-one assistance to s
I get it adding one more thing to your already super busy day just doesn't seem possible, but the benefits of reading 20 minutes a day are well worth it for you and your child. Children who read daily have higher standardized test scores. But there are tons more advantages of reading daily like teaching empathy and brain growth. Read these other surprising benefits of reading for 20 minutes a day. #benefitsofreading #readdaily #kidsreading
In 2011 my life took a drastic change. I was diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria which started with flu-like symptoms and ended with learning to begin all over again as a quadruple amputee. After the amputation of both of my hands and both feet, I had a choice to make. I could curl up into a ball and become a burden to my family. Or I could figure out the necessary keys to keeping my faith while living with a physical disability.
Too often when us parents are in the throes of calming our child with special needs, their siblings get left to just "figure it out." Caring for a special needs child often involves a ton of attention to taking care of that one child. The siblings tend to feel they are overlooked, isolated, and unnoticed. That is why it is important to make sure we are supporting the special needs sibling. Here is how to do that. #specialneedssibling #specialneedsparenting
Looking for a way to provide your child with fun educational activities this Summer? Look no further! Kids lose 2-3 months of what they learned all year over Summer break. More families have reached out to companies like ours to help fill gaps that the children have from the coronavirus pandemic starting during the school year. You can do that with these Easy Summer Learning activities at home. #summerlearning #learningactivitiesforkids #funsummerlearningactivities
It is a FACT that when the information we’ve learned is no longer used, we simply begin to forget it! Over the past seven years, we have proven that in as little as an hour a week during the summer, your child can retain all of the information they learned over the previous school year! The best part… it can be done from absolutely anywhere in the world. Get the tips to END SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN in this video.
According to MANY lists from cities and states detailing what professions are essential, the answer would be no. Are IEP's essential during a Pandemic? Pre COVID19 EVERYTHING in special education was driven off of an IEP... but now? It doesn't seem to be the case. Many accommodations commonly found in an IEP CAN be fulfilled online but most require professional training or time! So what do you do? We discuss how to get your child's Special Education Resources and IEP in this video!
Mental Health Tips For Children Stuck At Home: Are you and your family stuck at home? Are you worried about your children and their mental health? #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthforchildren #family #mom #dad #depression #anxiety #findinginspirationinthechaos @lanapummill
Kids lose 2-3 months of what they learned all year during summer break. What's a parent to do? You can give your children both a break and opportunities to learn with the time off from school. The key is to find a balance. Here is how to balance school work over Summer break.
Like a virus, unwanted behaviors seem to creep up with little notice & stay forever... Why? How do they start? How can disrupted behaviors be eliminated entirely? We've been working with an ABA (Applied Behavior Analyst) therapist quite a bit over the past few months as we work diligently to eliminate many of our son's bad behavior issues. As a result, some of the most severe - hitting, biting, scratching, kicking type of temper tantrums have been mostly eliminated! Here's what worked.
Have you been considering a therapy pet for your child with special needs? Service animals can help your child in the classroom as well as at home. Service pets can even help with other therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. And service dogs aren't the only type of service pet students benefit from in school. Discover these 6 Amazing benefits of therapy pets today.