New School Year

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...

A Parental Sanity Check for the Special Needs Middle School Transition

My sweet little boy started preschool when he was three. He didn’t talk. He didn’t play with other children. He didn’t follow directions. He liked “circle time,” the songs, the praise, the routine, but...

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...

Tips to Decrease Back-to-School Stress

It’s that time of year again where you are stressing about whether or not you and your child are ready to go back to school, or maybe they are starting kindergarten! How exciting. You...

Decrease Back to School Jitters with these Strategies

For many kids, returning to school can create some anxiety and back to school jitters run rampant. Just yesterday, my nephew told me how he didn’t want to think about school because he remembered...

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...
anxiety

Imagining All of Those “What Ifs”

The transition to back to school is always a little tricky, even for children who don’t deal with anxiety daily. Let’s face it, that nervous sensation is normal:  the butterflies in the stomach, the...

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...

Teach Shoe Tying with Backward Chaining

Learning to tie shoes is a challenge for most children, but even more so if your child is dealing with various isms.  Backward Chaining may be the solution to this challenge. If your child struggles...

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...