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A network to share best practices for children with special needs

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Welcome to teachers, therapists, parents and all others to our Special Needs Network.This is a social network for you to discover learning solutions that kids with special needs will love.

OUR GOAL:

1) Provide a trusted private network
2) Connect, network and have fun
3) Share and learn best practices

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Come Join Us at Our Upcoming Tradeshows!

 

AOTA -

April 3-April 5, 2014

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, MD

 

CEC -

April 9-April 12, 2014

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia, PA

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Autism/OT Month: Understanding the Distinction between Sensory Integration and Sensory-Based Strategies

Posted by Rick Ruess on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

There are many interventions and treatment techniques for assisting children diagnosed with autism.

Research indicates that about 90% of children diagnosed with autism also have sensory processing challenges. Therefore sensory processing must be evaluated.

Two of my favorite standardized rating scales are the Sensory…

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3 Quick Inclusion Tips for Students on the Spectrum

Posted by Cecilia Cruse on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

 About 1 in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from the CDC (Center for Disease Control).  April is Autism Awareness Month. If you know a child on the spectrum, consider these tips as part of a good sensory lifestyle and help promote inclusion in daily activities.…

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How Video Games Benefit Children with Autism

Posted by Kyle H. Albert on April 8, 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Touted previously as an inhibitor of brain…

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Come Visit Us at the CEC Conference!

Posted by Cecilia Cruse on March 24, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

We are thrilled to once again be attending the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference hosted this year in Philadelphia from April 9-12. This is one of the largest professional development events geared towards…

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HAVE ANYONE USETABLETS WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS CLIENTS?

Started by SUELI ZUPPANN in Testimonials. Last reply by SUELI ZUPPANN Dec 10, 2013. 2 Replies

I HAVE HEARD OF OTHER PROFESSIONALS USING TABLETS WITH THEIR CLIENTS - SOME GOT GOOD FEEDBACK OTHERS DIDN'T. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT OTHER PROFESSIONALS ARE DOING IN THIS AREA. ANY COOL WEBSITE YOU…Continue

SLI - the best methods for teaching vocabulary

Started by MELISSA KARYDAS in Testimonials Jun 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I have had enormous success with a method I have used with my own daughter who was born with a Language Impairment. I have developed a great resource based on 10 years of my own work and…Continue

Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Behavior Problems

Started by Jessica Allen in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Cecilia Cruse May 4, 2013. 1 Reply

I am currently student teaching right now and I would just like to know more about the best methods, strategies, accommodations, modifications, activities, etc. to deal with students who have…Continue

Extracurricular Activities for Children with Special Needs

Started by Nicholle Taurins in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Tasha Bockness Apr 9, 2013. 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience with including children with special needs in extracurricular activities? What types of activities did your kids participate in? What types of accommodations were made?Continue

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