New School Year

Welcome to the Adult World: Self-Advocacy

I can’t believe its August and before we all know it, it is back to school and the summer is over. I’ve done lists of back to school tips before, but today we’re going...
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Make Social Learning Stick: New Friends, New School Year

A new school year usually means new teachers, new classmates, and new friendships. For most children, making and keeping friends is essential to building confidence and having a sense of well-being at school. Although the...
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Back-to-School–Top 5 Check List to Help You Connect with Your Kids

September revives so many back-to-school memories. I fondly remember in first grade, my teacher made us all learn and sing the song “Getting to Know You” from The King and I. The lyrics are...

Back to School? But it’s Only July!

My youngest isn’t out of school a month yet and I find myself talking to parents about back to school supplies. As I have this conversation with moms, their children are usually giving me...

Tips for Transitioning Back to School

Very soon the first of many school bells will ring for students around the country marking the official end of summer and the beginning of another academic year. Parents will either cheer or be...

Back to School! ABA-Based Tips for Success

Ah, September. The lovely, relaxing days of summer come to an end, and we go back to the hustle and bustle of the school year. The pace of September can be stressful for kids...

6 Back to School Tips for Organizational Success

Back to school…while some parents are dancing a jig of the thoughts of kids returning to school, there are other parents who are feeling some anxiety.  The reminders of the exploding backpack, missing homework,...

Get Visual and Creative to Support Transitions

We have three children, each unique with their back to school ritual. The daughter was ready to purchase back to school supplies in mid-July and had her closets and desk organized in anticipation of the...

Long Summer Vacation? Top 10 Ways to Maintain Your Student’s Attention!

One of the most difficult transitions in the school system is coming back from summer vacation! Most likely your students have been staying up late, sleeping in, had limited structure, and doing new and...
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Enhance Your Sensory Diet with Simple Rocks

With summer behind us and Indian Summer at its height, my children and I have been enjoying quieter time at the beach, in our yard and on walks. Everywhere we go, there seems to be...