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If your student is not eligible for an IEP, it may be time to consider pursuing a 504 Plan to help them get the support they need. This article will help you navigate the difference between the 504s and IEPs, and offer suggestions for other interventions that could help your student.read more
If your student is struggling in school and is not getting the level of support they need, it may be worthwhile to consider an IEP. To do so, it’s important to understand what that is, the evaluation process, and the available accommodations and modificationsread more
The transition from summer to school is notoriously challenging for children and families. This year, in addition to getting up early and learning a new schedule, children must also get used to being around more people in the school building and practice a host of safety protocols. Check out these tips to prepare you and your student for the year ahead.read more
Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by difficulties with social communication and restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. While each child with autism presents differently, there are hallmark symptoms and features, as well as a common process for treatment and proper diagnosis.read more
Mindfulness has become a popular term associated with self-care and therapeutic treatments, but what exactly is it? And how do you practice it? Follow these tips to help foster a happier and healthier mindset by staying in the present moment and consciously managing your patterns of thought.read more
Childhood anxiety can be effectively treated with cognitive behavior therapy, medication, and a combination of both. But there is no one-size-fits-all approach. As you research the best option for your child, here are a few questions to ask yourself.read more
While anxiety is challenging to overcome, the right balance of empathy and encouragement can help your child to face their fears and foster confidence so that they can find a way to climb their bravery mountain and proudly stand at its apex.read more
Anxiety is familiar to many of us, yet it isn’t always easy to recognize when a child is feeling anxious. Anxiety goes beyond shyness or nervousness. So how do you know if your child is feeling anxious? And how can you help?read more
Often, it’s difficult to focus on the present moment. In this tenuous time, anxious thoughts can distract us from what is currently going on in our lives. Mindfulness is an essential practice for anxious times. It helps us combat anxiety and maintain a level head so that we can make effective decisions.read more