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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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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 […]
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 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 […]