Motivation

goal setting

How to Develop Realistic Goals With Children

All children with Isms are different, so it's important that goals set for them be different as well.  Unfortunately, even the best of schools using the best Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) fall into the...
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“Probability Goals” Keep Your Perfectionist Child from Giving Up

You may not think of your child as a "perfectionist", after all, he may have a terribly untidy room or he may take little care in his writing when doing homework but perfectionist children...
Visual - Picky Eater

Picky Eater? Discover the Vision Board

Raise your hand if you have a child or have heard a child refuse a food based upon how it looks? Rest assured that you're not alone in the picky eater world. I've not...
classroom

Dear Teacher: What Families of Kids with Special “Isms” Wish We Could Tell You

I have the utmost respect for anyone who undertakes the noble profession of educating children. Teaching can get infinitely more complicated when your class includes children with Isms, such as attention regulation difficulties, sensory...

Raising the Bar for Kids with Special Needs

I recently heard about an interesting study done on fleas. The fleas were placed in a jar and were allowed to bounce around eventually jumping out of the jar to their freedom. Other fleas...

WANTED: Hope in Action Throughout the Special Needs Community

Parents of a child who has special needs will almost surely hear at one time or another, “Now you know your child will never ”  These gloom and doom forecasts are meant to be...