Executive functioning strategies in an IEP are essential if a child struggles in this area. With assistance, it will permeate all other areas of their schoolwork. Here are some tips for implementing executive functioning strategies in an IEP or special education.

Buzzwords: Executive Functioning

Recently I was talking with a mom about her child’s skill sets, and mentioned a lack of executive functioning skills. She said “I keep hearing that term………what is that exactly?” Ok, here it is, Executive Functioning 101. After I explain what it is and give you some examples, I’ll explain why it’s such a big [...]

Executive functioning strategies in an IEP are essential if a child struggles in this area. With assistance, it will permeate all other areas of their schoolwork. Here are some tips for implementing executive functioning strategies in an IEP or special education.

Implementing Executive Functioning strategies in your IEP

Executive Functioning seems to be one of the most common issues facing students with disabilities and a common difficulty even with adults in society today.  Yet there seems to be very little understanding of executive functioning amongst teachers or how to provide functional strategies in the classroom. Without assistance, if a child has executive functioning [...]

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{Ask an Advocate} school claiming “computer problems”

Today’s question comes to us from a parent of an 11-year-old, will call him RK. Can a school not report out and claim a “computer problem” is the cause? The reporting out is now a few weeks overdue. The interesting piece is that the school is claiming it’s a district wide problem, but others at [...]

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Special Education

Buzzwords: Executive Functioning

Executive functioning strategies in an IEP are essential if a child struggles in this area. With assistance, it will permeate all other areas of their schoolwork. Here are some tips for implementing executive functioning strategies in an IEP or special education.

Recently I was talking with a mom about her child’s skill sets, and mentioned a lack of executive functioning skills. She said “I keep hearing that term………what is that exactly?” Ok, here it is, Executive Functioning 101. After I explain what it is and give you some examples, I’ll explain why it’s such a big [...]

Implementing Executive Functioning strategies in your IEP

Executive functioning strategies in an IEP are essential if a child struggles in this area. With assistance, it will permeate all other areas of their schoolwork. Here are some tips for implementing executive functioning strategies in an IEP or special education.

Executive Functioning seems to be one of the most common issues facing students with disabilities and a common difficulty even with adults in society today.  Yet there seems to be very little understanding of executive functioning amongst teachers or how to provide functional strategies in the classroom. Without assistance, if a child has executive functioning [...]

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Fun & Recreation

{TGIF} Fun Friday Blog Giveaway Linkup~weekend of October 24

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Happy Friday! I have several great giveaways going on this week. I have a great Holiday Prize package from Laurie Berkner and a KitchenAid Mixer! That would be fun to win, huh?   Exciting news this week! We have had some changes in the blogs who help host this giveaway. We’ve revamped with two new [...]

Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~weekend of October 17

A weekly listing of low or no cost activities for families--both a national list and several just for Philadelphia area, and Philly area special needs activities.

Every week I publish a list of free or low-cost activities for your family. At the very least, every activity has a discount code or coupon available. Keeping the kids busy and entertained is hard, doing it on a budget is even harder. So here you go, here is this week’s list. I usually start [...]

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Recipes

{giveaway} 17 great fall recipes + win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

We have 17 delicious fall recipes + your chance to win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

My foodie friend Colleen, from Souffle Bombay gathered a group of us together for a fun post about the flavors of Fall PLUS hold on to your hats!! We are giving away a GORGEOUS Kitchen Aid 5QT Professional Stand Mixer! Who is  feeling lucky? We have got you covered from breakfast through to desserts with [...]

{Halloween Recipes} snacks and meals using Flat Out flatbread

Here are 9 snack and dinner recipes for Halloween, all in one convenient printable.

During October and Halloween, there is so much focus on candy and sweet treats like baked goods, isn’t there? Don’t get me wrong, I totally indulge and let my kids do as well. In moderation. If there is such a thing as indulging in moderation. No one ever thinks of what to make for Halloween [...]

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Travel

how to have the best Halloween, Christmas, Summer, Halloween and Christmas

sesame place season pass discount

Right now is an AWESOME time to buy season passes for Sesame Place. Want to give your kids the best Christmas gift ever, and make some memories along the way? Right now when you buy them…you get the rest of 2014 AND you get all of 2015. So your year ends something like this: Halloween/October: [...]

the best Philadelphia area attractions for families with special needs

best attractions for special needs kids

Several years ago, I had an epiphany. It was after a celebration that I had attended for the anniversary of ADA. ADA was obviously landmark legislation and has completely changed the way we view many things in our society. But we’re still not there. I approached then editor of MetroKids about this idea. I remember [...]

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Inspiration

Join McDonald’s for a Day of Change #forRMHC on October 15

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October 15 is the 40th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House and the birthday of the Ronald McDonald House system. It is such a wonderful charity and I personally know of so many families who have had the opportunity to use it and benefit from it. As part of my work as a McCafe McDonald’s [...]

Thoughtful Thursday~October 2

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Aplicación de estrategias de funcionamiento ejecutivo en el IEP

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Funcionamiento Ejecutivo parece ser uno de los problemas más comunes que enfrentan los estudiantes con discapacidades y una dificultad común, incluso con los adultos en la sociedad actual. Sin embargo, parece que hay muy poca comprensión de la función ejecutiva entre los maestros o cómo proporcionar estrategias funcionales en el aula. Esto es lo que [...]

Sesame Street lanza iniciativa “Ver la asombrosa en todos los niños”

Mi hijo y Abby en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Se trata de un proyecto muy divertido y emocionante de la gente más en Sesame Workshop. En el Día Mundial del Autismo, la semana pasada, se anunció que están empezando una nueva iniciativa llamada “Ver la increíble en todos los niños“, y se centrarán en los niños que tienen autismo. Si usted ha estado viendo [...]

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