Kids and Trauma | Signs | Tips for Parents | Race Trauma | Covid-19 Isolation

Kids and Trauma | Signs | Tips for Parents | Race Trauma | Covid-19 Isolation

Kids and Trauma Our kids have been through a lot lately. From being completely isolated from friends and classmates, to experiencing discrimination with your family, to watching a policeman kill a man on TV and neighborhoods and familiar places destroyed. It’s a lot to take in, and witnessing and experiencing trauma affects our kids. I…

12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs
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12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs

Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs Does your child have sensory breaks in their IEP? Or need them? Are you worried about loss of PT sessions, gym class, recess, organized sports and all the other things that may make our kids more sedentary? And hey, not everyone has a sensory room in their house, right?…

18 Tips to work on Social Skills/SEL while you’re stuck at home (from a BCBA!)

18 Tips to work on Social Skills/SEL while you’re stuck at home (from a BCBA!)

How to Practice Social Skills/SEL during times of isolation. When you’re stuck at home with only the same few people day after day, working on social skills and SEL social-emotional learning can be a challenge. I partnered with Ashley Rose of Mission Cognition to bring you some ideas of how to practice these skills with…

IEP Regression and Progress Monitoring During Distance Learning | Templates

IEP Regression and Progress Monitoring During Distance Learning | Templates

IEP Regression and Distance Learning Regression is one of our biggest fears as parents. Our kids are already behind their peers and we work so hard to help them close the gap. So it’s incredibly disheartening to witness regression. I did a Facebook Live today with Dr. Monica McHale, President of the Learning Disabilities Association…

Attorney/Advocate Chat: Distance Learning and IEPs

Attorney/Advocate Chat: Distance Learning and IEPs

Distance Learning and IEPs Here is the information from the Attorney/Advocate chat that I hosted about distance learning and IEPs. The chat participants were me, and two attorneys, Laura Heneghan and Nickie Krebsbach. We took parent questions and in 90+ minutes, we covered many topics, including distance learning, related services, PWNs, retention, transitions and much…

School Shutdowns | Official Dept of Ed Guidance from all 50 States.

School Closed for the 2019/20 Year Well, what a time to be alive, huh? I said it in another post, but all at once it feels like things are happening so fast, and time is standing still. And, after having been quarantined for about 5 weeks, I have weird feelings. I want to go out…

Extended School Closings |  IEP Evaluations | PWNs | Placement Change

Extended School Closings | IEP Evaluations | PWNs | Placement Change

Updated Special Ed Information for Shutdown I’m telling you. Every week, I think “Ok, that’s it. Now the IEP issues should be quiet for a while.” And then, something else comes up. Now that I’ve answered this question three times, felt I should address it. Here’s the issue: Some schools are sending PWNs to parents,…

When your School is refusing to provide Online Instruction for your IEP Student.

When your School is refusing to provide Online Instruction for your IEP Student.

Providing FAPE during the crisis This crisis has really exposed flaws in our society. I could dedicate an entire website to the inequities in education, special education and so on. Since parents are seeing these differences, all day, every day it has shed a light on them. I hope that at the end of this,…