Lesson Plans and Children’s Books on Differences and Disability Awareness

One of the things that I absolutely love about working in the schools is the opportunity to build community with my students and advocate for them with their teachers and peers. One of my favorite ways to do this is through our school social/emotional curriculum called Pride. I've mentioned Pride in a past blog post and … Continue reading Lesson Plans and Children’s Books on Differences and Disability Awareness

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A Fun and EASY January Activity for Speech and Language – New Year’s Resolutions!

Today I want to share with you a fun and easy activity I like to do with students when we return from winter break. The activity involves New Year's Resolutions and goal setting, so first I wanted to provide a little information on what I have learned about student goal setting since I started working … Continue reading A Fun and EASY January Activity for Speech and Language – New Year’s Resolutions!

Back to School!

I can't believe today is the last day of summer! Teachers at my school go back to work tomorrow for 4 days of professional development and work time to get ready for the upcoming school year before the students start on August 10th. We're adopting two new curriculums this year - "The Write Tools" and "Math … Continue reading Back to School!

Following Directions Activities and Resources – Links to Freebies!

I recently wrote about the diagnosis of (C) APD as well as treatments that are available for this diagnosis and other learning difficulties - treatments that are supported by research and those that are not (According to Macquarie University Special Education Center (MUSEC)). Students who are diagnosed (or misdiagnosed, depending on who you ask) with (C) APD … Continue reading Following Directions Activities and Resources – Links to Freebies!

If It’s Too Good to be True, it Probably Is – Treating (C) APD

Controversy is a good thing. I take that back - controversy with an open mind is a GREAT thing. It spawns evaluation of current information, a motivation for additional research, and a sharing of ideas. It forces us to evaluate our beliefs and come to understand new information. With this new information, we either solidify what we already believe … Continue reading If It’s Too Good to be True, it Probably Is – Treating (C) APD