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October 12, 2019
Helping Special Needs Students Get Used to Technology | LA Special Education

Helping Special Needs Students Get Used to Technology

Children these days often seem to know more about technology than their parents or teachers do. Turning on a tablet or playing a game on a […]
October 5, 2019
Can Schools Really Help with Emotional Support Goals? | LA Special Education

Can Schools Really Help with Emotional Support Goals?

When you think of your child’s Individualized Education Plan, commonly called an IEP, you most likely think of the academic goals listed on it. While school […]
September 28, 2019
Communicating with Teachers: How Much Is Too Much? | LA Special Education

Communicating with Teachers: How Much Is Too Much?

For the special education student, frequent communication between parents and teachers is critical to continued success in school. Communication can answer important questions, solve critical problems, […]
September 23, 2019
What to Do Before Requesting a Formal Evaluation | LA Special Education

What to Do Before Requesting a Formal Evaluation

An evaluation can be a stress-free experience if you know what to expect and understand why your child needs an evaluation. Plus, if you are prepared […]

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August 17, 2019
The Benefits of Having an Evaluation | LA County Special Education

The Benefits of Having an Evaluation

It can feel harrowing to have your child go through his first evaluation for special education services. Neither of you may know what to expect, and […]
June 29, 2019
Keeping Playdates Safe and Fun | LA County Education Representation

Keeping Playdates Safe and Fun

During the summer, playdates are particularly important for special needs children who may be missing the social activities that they were involved in during elementary school […]
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 […]
April 20, 2019

Tips for Special Needs Caregivers

Caregivers of special needs children often feel beaten down by their many responsibilities. They may feel as if no one understands what they are going through […]
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 […]
March 16, 2019
Help Teenagers Advocate for Themselves | LA County Special Education

Help Teenagers Advocate for Themselves

As a parent of a special needs child, you probably have years of experience advocating for your child. You have worked for years to get the […]