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

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

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

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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How Make-Believe Can Help your Child’s Development

How Make-Believe Can Help your Child’s Development

In a previous article, we discussed the benefits of being bored. When my kids are bored, they tend to fall back on pretend play or make-believe. A typical day for my kids during the summer involves playing house. Often in this game of house, my youngest son is the dad...

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Summer Craft Projects

Summer Craft Projects

DIY Games What could be better than a craft that becomes a game afterwards? The craft is definitely would probably be best for older kids or a great mommy and me project. Ladybugs vs. Tadpoles Tic Tac Toe Balloon Cup Shooters Marble Maze DIY Funny Face Flip Book Side...

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Activities that Help Develop Attention Skills

Activities that Help Develop Attention Skills

Focusing on one task might seem like an easy for some, but for others, it can be a huge obstacle. No matter what your child’s diagnosis, learning to focus can be a useful tool that can help them in school and with accomplishing their goals whatever they might be. But...

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25 Free Activities That You Can Do at Home

25 Free Activities That You Can Do at Home

4th of July is over and we all know summer can get expensive. Not every fun activity needs to cost money or even mean you have to leave the house. Here is a list of 25 activities you can do with your kids that will make them think you are the coolest parent in town....

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Fostering Independence

Fostering Independence

One of the scariest milestones for me is the day my child decides they can pour their own glass of milk. It usually happens around the age of 3-4 and I cringe inwardly as they reach for that gallon of milk. I envision the counter and the floor that I will have to...

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4th of July Family Fun

4th of July Family Fun

Independence day is one of our favorite holidays. We love everything about it from the parades to the barbecues to the fireworks. We just can’t get enough of this holiday. We start our day with an extended family breakfast and end it with a barbecue and fireworks....

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The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Each Grade

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Each Grade

For many summer means road trips and vacations, but I feel like summer also means quiet time reading. I love nothing more than walking around the corner to find one of my kids with their face shoved in a book. As they read, you can see their wheels turning and their...

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How to Keep your Child Learning All Summer Long

How to Keep your Child Learning All Summer Long

Summer is a time to relax from the structure of school, to play, and grow. While we do not have set hours to learn, we still have plenty of opportunities to encourage it during the summer. Kids are like sponges and love to learn, especially when it can be fun. Here...

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The Art of Entertaining Yourself

The Art of Entertaining Yourself

If your house is anything like mine, then the first few weeks of summer vacation, the kids come to tell you they are “bored”, like “really bored”. I don’t think this is because our house is boring, but I think the kids have been in school five days a week for 8 hours...

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