School

Self-Regulation – Attained from an Old Sandbox

The sun is shining. You’re itching to get outside. However, you know you need a little something special to lure the sensory child in your life outside into the heat.  All you have to...
Read Across America

Sensory Celebrations – It’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March is nationally recognized as Reading Month and for the past fifteen years, the National Education Association (NEA) has sponsored the Read Across America Day. It takes place yearly on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' Birthday. Who...

Hearing Loss – 5 Creative Tips to Build Literacy

Our daughter, Faith, joined our family several years ago through adoption from China.  Faith has been diagnosed with a profound bilateral hearing loss. Faith arrived with no language, unless you count "thumbs up" for...

Chores – They Do a Child a World of Good

I have spent more than 15 years working specifically in an Adult Transition program.  From those years of experience, I can advise to get started as early as possible assigning chores which is basically...

Ideas to Organize the Disorganized Student

We're just passed that honeymoon period of school when grades are good, students are somewhat organized, and everyone is motivated. At this time, papers start to pile up, some assignments are missing, and binders...

Sloppy Handwriting – What is a Teacher To Do?

Even in the age of technology, children are still expected to complete tasks that involve handwriting.  Many of these children demonstrate sloppy handwriting and teachers are often at a loss. When you attend a conference...

6 Tips to Organize the Homework Area

Now that we are slowly establishing the school year routine, one of the most important (let’s face it, they’re all important) aspects of the daily grind for kids is homework.  Establishing a designated, functional...

Support Suggestions for the Struggling Student

If your child is struggling in school, it is important to uncover the issues that are creating the challenges before any appropriate intervention can be made.  For many children, it’s not the content of...

Avoid Bus Trauma With 3 Simple Tweaks

Bus Trauma.  There are two constants in my 11-year-old son Javier's life: ADHD and Bus Trouble The ADHD we can't do much about. He is inattentive, over-reactive, impulsive, and immature. He can't ignore the things going...

Advocate in Advance for Classroom Success

Looking back to my days in elementary and middle school, I can recall that my mom always met with my teachers before the first day of school.  Until I was about nine years old,...