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Thanksgiving Crafts and Games

Thanksgiving is here already. You probably know exactly what you are cooking, but check out these festive crafts and games that your kids are sure to enjoy.   Thanksgiving Day Placemats Thanksgiving Day Placemats Thanksgiving Day Activities that Encourage Speech I Spy...

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Strategies for a Smooth Holiday Season

The holiday season has begun! Halloween is over and in a few short weeks, it will be Thanksgiving followed by Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years. The holidays can be filled with family and friends, presents, traditions, and lots of food. This departure from...

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Trick or Treating with Kids who Have Special Needs

Halloween is literally tomorrow. For many, it is a holiday filled with candy, costumes, and parties. For others, it can be a stressful day filled with overwhelming feelings like stress and fear. When your child struggles on a regular basis, a day like Halloween can be...

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Halloween Crafts, Games, and More

The anticipation for Halloween started about a month ago at our house. My kids love Halloween. I’m sure candy is one of the biggest reasons why, but donning a custom on and playing dress up all day long is a close second. If your kids are getting antsy for Halloween,...

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Cheap and Fun Halloween Costume Ideas

Can you believe how quickly this month is zooming by? It is already mid- October! Halloween will be here is just a few short weeks and it is time to start thinking about costume ideas. We have found several websites with cheap and easy costume ideas that your kids...

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Fall Fun Ideas!

Fall has officially begun! It's time to hang your festive fall wreath and bake anything and everything pumpkin. Fall is such a fun time of year as you watch the outside world transition and invite winter in. With the onset of Fall means Halloween and soon after...

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Does my Child Need a 504 or IEP?

You hear the terms 504 and IEP thrown around a lot in regards to school. What exactly is a 504? IEP? How do you qualify for them? How do you know which one is right for your child? We won’t talk much about the qualification process because we have discussed it in a...

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A Guide to Understanding my Child’s Speech IEP

Congrats! You have finished the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your child. They have given you a copy of it and when you go to read you realize it makes little to no sense. Hopefully this brief guide helps you to better understand your child’s IEP.   Terminology...

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Understanding my Parental Rights for an IEP

If you have ever been to an IEP or 504 meeting then you have probably been offered a booklet titled, Procedural Safeguards Notice For Students With Disabilities And Their Parent, and most of the time you have either declined the booklet or placed it in a stack of...

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What Accommodations Can my Child’s IEP for Speech Include?

Having your first or even your tenth IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting can be stressful and confusing. There is a sense of relief that the appointment for the IEP has been scheduled and soon your child will start receiving the services and help he/she needs. You...

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The IEP Process

The IEP Process can be a confusing and stressful process for parents. Most likely you and the teacher have identified a problem that needs to be addressed in school. You may wonder what the next step will be. Is this something the teacher can just handle in their...

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Advocating your Child’s Special Needs in School

With the school season already upon us, parents everywhere feel that mixture of relief and stress as their children return to school. But parents of children with speech challenges feel a particular stress. Stress that their child will be teased, ignored, or have a...

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