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higher education

Higher Education – Choose What Meets Your Child’s Needs

It seems today, that higher education values prestige over practicality. Only a generation ago, kids who were performing poorly in academic settings were encouraged to leave school and find a job. Believe it or not,...

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...
classroom success

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,...
school schedule

Establish a Back to School Routine Now!

Can you believe it’s already been a little over a month and it’s time to start preparing for the back to school routine? In some ways, school is a relief because it puts families...
Transitions Back to School

New School Year: Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Summer has been full of fun, relaxation, and swimming. But now all this is about to change as summer is coming to an end. Back-to-school ads started back in July, a sign that the...
school anxiety

Three Ways to Decrease School Anxiety

The sun is setting a little bit earlier.  The stores are filling their aisles with binders, pens and paper.  The furthest thing from your child’s mind is starting another school year.  And if it...

Summer Travel with the Sensory Defensive Child

Some children have nervous systems that are easily overwhelmed. They may demonstrate sensory defensiveness and/or poor sensory regulation/modulation. As a result, careful planning is needed to make summer travel plans successful. Establish Familiar Routines Children...
special education

Does Your Child’s ‘Ism’ Qualify for Special Education?

“My child was just diagnosed with _________.  Is my child eligible for special education or services at school?” This is a question with which parents often struggle once their child has been diagnosed with some...
Dipthong Song

Decoding Difficulties? Introduce The Diphthong Song

"A diphthong is a sound made by combining two vowels, specifically when it starts as one vowel sound and goes to another, like the oy sound in oil. Diphthong comes from the Greek word diphthongos...