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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.

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Classroom Accommodations?!? THAT IS NOT FAIR !!!!

Posted by PAM BROGDON on October 20, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

 

Nothing is so unequal as the equal treatment of unequals”. I love this quote by Thomas Jefferson! It is especially appropriate when referring to accommodations for students with a learning disability. The quality of support children receive in school is crucial to their academic success. Collaboration between general and special educators is the key to guaranteeing all children receive a free and…

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SPD Awareness Month: The upcoming 17th International SPD Symposium “Strategies, Science and Success: The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder”

Posted by Diana Ashby Henry on October 13, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

In preparation for celebrating SPD Awareness month, this blog will highlight the upcoming 17th International SPD Symposium scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona.

In this blog, I will first speak very briefly about SPD.

Then I will discuss one of my presentations “Use of Playground in Therapy Tour session”.

I will also discuss items which will possibly be on display at the exhibitor booths.

And finally, I will list the other speakers and many…

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10 Ways to Improve Focus & Attention in the Classroom

Posted by Cecilia Cruse on September 18, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Just in time for back to school check out these great tips on how using sensory strategies may help with attention and focus:

  1. Allow opportunities for movement! Many students today do not get enough vestibular (movement) input in their daily life due to decreases in physical education, recess and free time play.  Swings, trampolines, bicycles are all great tools, but during the day even small tasks such as taking a note to the front office or getting up to feed the fish in the…
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ADHD Awareness Month: Can ADHD mask sensory processing challenges?

Posted by Diana Ashby Henry on September 1, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

On the NIMH website you will read that “ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).”



Because September is ADHD awareness…

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lacking sense of balance while carrying things and with him self

Started by vincent Causse in Testimonials. Last reply by vincent Causse Aug 9. 2 Replies

My autistic student 8 years old has trouble with balance! he lack confidence walking on benches and walking over voids as i make space between benches. He has trouble too carrying things, like this…Continue

autistic children and colors !

Started by vincent Causse in Testimonials. Last reply by vincent Causse Jul 22. 4 Replies

i am wondering if it s possible that some autistic do not recognize colors at all!!! or is it that they just dont know. One of my autistic student is incapable to put a series of 2 color beads on a…Continue

Summer Threrapy

Started by RiverKids Pediatric Home Health in Fun Activities. Last reply by ardila tarx Jul 10. 1 Reply

What are you doing to maintain therapy for your child during the summer?Continue

autistic who refuse to eat

Started by vincent Causse in Ask the Expert. Last reply by vincent Causse Jul 8. 4 Replies

one of my autistic student (8 years old ) has never really ate! The parents have told me the situation only recently. In school he has only a snack time so it was not really obvious. I ve started to…Continue

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