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 […]

What is Executive Functioning and How Can I Help My Child with Special Needs?

So, the first question to answer is what is executive functioning? Executive functioning skills are the basic functions that we use every day. These skills help […]

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2022

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022. As I reflect on this past year with Special Needs Tutors, I am humbled by the faith and the […]

Teaching Self-Care Skills to Learners with Special Needs

Think about the skills you use every day to cook, clean, run errands, socialize, and having good personal hygiene.  These skills were taught either through direct […]

The Importance of Play for our Learner with Special Needs

Having our children engage in creative play is an essential element in their development.  Play teaches them how to socialize, imagine, work out conflict, and cultivate […]