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What Students Need to Know to Thrive in College

July 31, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Children with special needs experience more frustration and academic failure than other children, and most of them do not graduate from college.  Read the rest of this entry →

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Overcoming Math Disabilities

July 31, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Fun Math Activities
Kids get lots of practice with calculation, worksheets and procedures at school, but unfortunately, they get almost no practice with real-life skills, activities that develop conceptual understanding or FUN! Read the rest of this entry →

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Back to School Tips for Special Needs Kids

July 31, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Build Your Child’s Enthusiasm for School 

Children who’ve had more difficulty with the social or academic aspects of school can be reluctant to return to the demands of the educational environment.  The antidote to reluctance is to get a toehold on eager anticipation of FUN!  Read the rest of this entry →

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Video Games Help my Special Needs Child Socialize

July 28, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

When my son was around four years old he was seeing an occupational therapist and one of his problems was manipulating anything with his fingers.  It was difficult for him to hold a pencil, button his shirt, zip up his pants, etc.  The occupational therapist recommended buying a v-smile educational video game system for small children. Read the rest of this entry →

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The Stages of Grief in Learning your Child has Special Needs

July 25, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

When you first start talking about having children you dream about your life as a parent.  A lot of the dreams incorporate sharing your passions with this child.  This could include playing sports, an instrument, learning to draw or paint and many other of life’s passions.  When learning your child has special needs the loss of this dream will trigger strong emotions.  These emotions are similar to learning about any of life’s losses and will require the person to go through the five stages of grief.  Read the rest of this entry →

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I Could Just Die

July 24, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Death.  It one of several subjects most of us are reluctant to discuss.  However, unlike other topics, a discussion of death brings up feelings about our own mortality.  It scares us to …well… death.  Cultural anthropologists have often found much can be learned about a culture by how it treats its dead. Read the rest of this entry →

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Exercising Your Brain

July 24, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

“I’ll never use algebra, so what do I need it for?  No one really cares what happened during the War of 1812, so why learn it?  Tell me what job I’ll have that I have to recite poetry.”  Read the rest of this entry →

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Parents Teaching Structure

July 22, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

READ THIS NOW.  6-34-2-22-57-9-823-5-61  Now turn your head away from the page, and, without looking back, try to repeat those numbers.   Read the rest of this entry →

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Parents and Bad Behavior

July 22, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Fear! It seems to strike you often when your child is in your presence, particularly when you appear in public.  How can everyone else describe your child with words like “quiet, well-mannered, and polite?”  Are they talking about the same child that becomes a terrorist in your presence?  What’s wrong?  Read the rest of this entry →

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Giving Birth to an SGA Baby

July 20, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

Small for Gestational Age (SGA) is what my son was classified with when he was born.  When I was pregnant, my doctor kept a close eye on my son’s size.  She even sent me to a specialist to track his growth the last trimester.  He was always on the lower end of the growth chart during pregnancy. Read the rest of this entry →

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