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The Five Keys to Unlocking a Successful School Year

July 11, 2014 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Executive functioning skills are essential to succeed in life. Certain executive functioning skills, such as time management and organization, help individuals in their jobs, daily chores, and day to day responsibilities. Students with a variety of learning challenges, such as ADHD, learning disabilities, or autism spectrum disorders, may have deficits in such executive functioning skills, which can, in turn, adversely affect the school experience. Although these deficits may seem insurmountable at times, there are ways to tackle them to achieve success.

As a new school year is beginning, high school faculty and staff, parents, and students themselves, are searching for systems to put in place to develop such executive functioning skills and to maximize the classroom learning experience. To help, here are New Frontiers in Learning’s Five Keys to a Successful School Year: Read the rest of this entry →

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Top Ten Back to School Tips for Parents Whose Children Have an IEP

July 30, 2013 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

10. Get your child excited about going back to school by talking with them about it.

9.  Go school supply shopping with your child and let them choose the school supplies that they want…..within reason of course!

8.  If your child receives transportation, make sure it’s arranged in advance and that your child is fully informed so that they are comfortable with it. Read the rest of this entry →

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Before the school year begins: simple ways to empower your child

August 14, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Many kids feel uneasy right about now. The new school year looms - with many unknowns. Unanswered questions can lead to anxiety - even a sense of helplessness.

Often kids' questions about school go unspoken and unanswered. They may want a new teacher to know about their interests and talents- but there's not an opportunity for them to communicate these things.

How empowering it would be if your child had a chance to ask his questions and speak his mind!

Here are some simple ideas that can make a big difference in the way your child feels about the new school year. As a bonus, these strategies help your child develop self-advocacy skills and set the stage for a positive relationship with new teachers. 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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