What are special needs?

What are special needs?

What are special needs anyway? Here is how I see it: all children are special and all children have needs so basically all children have special needs. We are a society of labels…what is yours? ADD, ADHD, OCD, ASD, PDD, and the list goes on and on and on! What

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Time to Start Packing!

Time to Start Packing!

  It’s time to be packing those school lunches again.  Ready or not, here they come…. It can be easy to fall into the traps of convenient processed foods or lunches that look like everyone else’s. A pre-packaged food isn’t always faster and usually not healthier. Start

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Inclusion is Challenging, but…

Inclusion is Challenging, but…

Just because inclusion is challenging, does not mean we deny children the opportunity to be included. Marian Hope Academy is a school that is rooted in Christian principles, has high standards and expectation for all children and includes children of all learning abilities. The reason many schools do not accept those with various learning

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App Review: Shadow Puppet

App Review: Shadow Puppet

As a speech-language pathologist, I individualize my treatment plan for each child.  For example, some children are more motivated by outdoor play whereas others might be more interested in books or structured games.  One tool that I have added to my bag of tricks over the last

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Books are Brain Food

Books are Brain Food

Books are to the brain like food is to the body. The food choices available today include “fake” food such as Skittles, fast food, and processed box foods as well as God-made food such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.  When a child is accustomed to “fake” food,

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