Education

May 24, 2019
Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is a part of life for many special needs families. Some children begin working with these therapists before they ever head to school while […]
May 21, 2019
Get Ready for a Calm, Productive Summer Break | LA County Special Education

Get Ready for a Calm, Productive Summer Break

With summer break less than a month away for most elementary, middle school and high school students, now is the time to start considering what your […]
May 11, 2019
Tips for Working with Speech Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Speech Therapists

A surprising number of children have problems with speech, including children who have no other noticeable medical problems or mental delays. In fact, statistics from the […]
April 26, 2019
Making Time for Therapy in a Busy Schedule | LA County Special Education

Making Time for Therapy in a Busy Schedule

Families with special needs children are routinely busy. Not only do they have the usual activities of school and extracurricular activities, but also they must grapple […]

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April 13, 2019
Finishing the School Year Strongly | LA County Special Education Plan

Finishing the School Year Strongly

While it is certainly important to get a strong start at the beginning of the school year because this is what sets the tone for the […]
April 9, 2019
The Basics of Student Progress Monitoring | LA County Special Education

The Basics of Student Progress Monitoring

You may assume that your child’s progress is being constantly monitored in school. However, if you do not know for sure how your child is being […]
March 29, 2019
Tips for Parents to Address Bullying | LA County Special Education

Tips for Parents to Address Bullying

Bullying can happen to any child of any age, gender, size, socioeconomic level or family background. However, children who have certain disabilities are more likely to […]
March 26, 2019
How to Build Personal Interests into an IEP | LA County Special Education

How to Build Personal Interests into an IEP

After a while, school can seem pretty basic and boring for most students. Every class day may seem like the one before it, and tests may […]
January 30, 2019
Test-Taking Tips for Special Education Students | Los Angeles County Special Education

Test-Taking Tips for Special Education Students

Tests can be anxiety-provoking for even the best students, but they can be particularly problematic and even traumatic for special education students who may struggle with […]
December 21, 2018
How the Inclusive Classroom Should Look | Los Angeles Special Education

How the Inclusive Classroom Should Look

An inclusive classroom is one that includes both special education students as well as their peers who do not need special help. Research has shown that […]
December 20, 2018
Report Cards and Transcripts | Los Angeles Special Education Planning

Report Cards and Transcripts

Report cards and transcripts are either the joy or the affliction of every parent with school-age children. For the academically-inclined child, these reports can be like […]
December 10, 2018
Skills Special Needs Students Need to Succeed | Los Angeles Special Education

Skills Special Needs Students Need to Succeed

Special needs students are often faced with greater challenges than their peers in general classrooms are. They are often asked to perform at much the same […]
November 26, 2018
Does Your Child Need More Breaks? | Los Angeles Special Education

Does Your Child Need More Breaks?

Regular breaks are a part of any good school day. However, while some children seem to take advantage of this process by taking bathroom breaks every […]
November 19, 2018
Visual Learning for Special Education Students | Los Angeles IEP

Visual Learning for Special Education Students

There are three major ways that most people learn. Some learn by reading, some learn by doing and others learn by watching. Visual learning supports can […]