Special Needs

June 17, 2019
Physical Therapy Tips for Special Needs Children | LA County Education

Physical Therapy Tips for Special Needs Children

Many special needs children who are facing physical challenges find that regular therapy with a licensed professional physical therapist can help them function better in the […]
June 11, 2019
Easing Loneliness during the Summer | LA County Special Education

Easing Loneliness during the Summer

The summertime brings all sorts of major changes to young children’s lives. Their routines are gone, and they no longer see their friends every day. Special […]
May 30, 2019
Benefits of Drama Camps for Special Needs Children | LA County Special Education

Benefits of Drama Camps for Special Needs Children

Summer camps can be particularly helpful for children as well as their parents. Not only do they free up adults’ time so that they can continue […]
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 […]

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September 7, 2018

The Art of Negotiation

In the ideal world, parents of special needs students would get the perfect IEPs and extra services for their children and be satisfied with what the […]
August 27, 2018
Short-Term versus Long-Term Planning | Los Angeles Special Education

Short-Term versus Long-Term Planning

Both short-term and long-term planning have a place in special education planning. However, you may see only one type of planning being used for your child. […]
August 21, 2018
Sharing with Teachers | Los Angeles Individualized Special Education Plan

Sharing with Teachers

For great success during the school year, parents and guardians of school-age children must be sure to share certain aspects of their children’s personalities, growth, development, […]
August 15, 2018
Starting the School Year Anxiety-Free | Los Angeles Special Education

Starting the School Year Anxiety-Free

Anxiety is a fact of life for many children who begin something new. They may feel nervous about meeting new children at a playdate or about […]
August 6, 2018
Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine | Los Angeles Special Education

Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine

Back-to-school is right around the corner, and special needs children of any age are going to need a bit of help easing back into their new […]
July 27, 2018
How to Pick the Right School for Your Special Needs Child | Los Angeles Special Education

How to Pick the Right School for Your Special Needs Child

If you have recently moved to the area or are wanting to change schools for another reason, it may seem easiest to choose the closest school […]
July 20, 2018
Boosting Summer Learning at Home | Los Angeles Special Education

Boosting Summer Learning at Home

Nearly every parent has experienced seeing a child lose vital educational knowledge over the summer, and this can be even more pronounced for special education students. […]
July 13, 2018
How to Prepare Your Child for an Evaluation | Los Angeles Special Education

How to Prepare Your Child for an Evaluation

Before your school-age child can be set up with an IEP or special education services, he or she must be evaluated to prove that there are […]
July 11, 2018
Planning for the First IEP Meeting | Los Angeles Special Education

Planning for the First IEP Meeting

IEP meetings are held at least once per year for every special needs student in the school district. This meeting will include the parents, the teachers […]
June 29, 2018
How Does Divorce Affect Special Needs Planning? | Los Angeles Special Education

How Does Divorce Affect Special Needs Planning?

Divorce can be hugely difficult for any family to navigate and is doubly so when special needs children are involved. Whereas most children of divorce must […]