How Do I Teach Writing Skills To My Child With Special Needs?

Writing assignments for students with special needs can be one of those activities that creates dread, anxiety, resistance, or all of the above.  Writing taps into […]

How Do I Manage Anxiety With My Child With Special Needs?

Anxiety can be the worry or fear about tasks or situations that we face every day, whether it is something we experience alone or in our […]

Strategies to Help Your Child’s Memory

The memory system is used to work on homework/tests, remember events, learn new skills, and to complete everyday known tasks. However, many of our students with […]

How to Survive the Holiday Season With a Special Needs Child

The holiday season can be quite stressful with all of the planning, gift giving, decorating, and meal preparations.  However, how much more anxiety do our friends […]

How Do I Teach My High Schooler with Special Needs Time Management Skills?

Teaching time management to a learner with special needs will take patience, perseverance, and knowing the right skills to teach.  Here I list a few ideas […]

What is Transition Planning for Learners with Special Needs?

When educators use the word “transition planning” they are referring to the idea of creating a plan that maps out the path for our students, family […]

How do I Help Learners with Special Needs Reduce Stress?

Stress can affect everyone, no matter the age or ability.  It shows up differently from one person to the next, however, the pain and symptoms are […]

How Do I Create a Balanced Start to the New School Year?

Starting a new school year can be stressful for the entire family.  However, there are several strategies to use that would reduce anxiety and develop a […]

How Do I Prevent Learned Helplessness with My Child with Special Needs?

So, what is learned helplessness?  It is the process of one person completing the task for another person, even if that person is capable of doing […]

How to Make Reading/Writing fun for kids with Special Needs?

For most kids with special needs, reading and writing is a non-preferred task, one that they shy away from without regret.  Not only can reading and […]

How Do I Help My Child With ADHD?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or better known as ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can occur in children, teens, and adults. Some symptoms of this disorder are…. Inattention […]

What Does Self-Advocacy Look Like for my Learner with Special Needs?

First, let’s define what self-advocacy is.  Self-Advocacy is the act of speaking up for oneself, learning how to make one’s own decisions, knowing who is in […]