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The Impact of a First Impression

by C. Finkbeiner August 19th, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs
We live in a social world where populated playdates and pre-k are the norm for kids aged one through five. But for many children, kindergarten is the first time they are completely surrounded by twenty or more peers at once, and one adult.

Imagine being five years old for a
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Homeschooling Special Needs Kids: Elementary Age

by C. Finkbeiner July 22nd, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs
Back to School… or not?

The first day of the school year is approaching, and for kids (and parents) with special needs it can be a confusing, anxious and depressing time. For those who have gone to preschool or daycare, the routine of going to school every day may be
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Summer Proofing for Special Needs Kids

by C. Finkbeiner June 24th, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs

Summer vacation is the 8 weeks out of the year that kids look forward to most. No school busses to catch or tests to take, and all of the warm weather and lazy days ahead for doing nothing. For most kids the break

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Speaking Up for Better Speech

by C. Finkbeiner May 27th, 2015| Elementary, Special Needs
Did you know that May is also Better Hearing and Speech Awareness Month? Communication disorders are now commonly considered the first sign or symptom of another underlying diagnosis, but it is also the most common special need most children share. By kindergarten age, children often have a vivid vocabulary and