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Oct 17, 2017

Putting the “happy” back in Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-treating can be a new, anxiety-causing experience for many children who have special needs, but by talking about and teaching what’s expected, you can turn the event into something that is understandable and fun. Here are 5 simple ways to make trick-or-treating more fun for everyone!
Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.
Sep 15, 2017

5 tips to help your child (and yourself) become more resilient following Hurricane Harvey

Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane or other traumatic event can leave a lasting impression on a child. Thankfully, children are naturally resilient and can recover with the right supports, empathy and empowerment. We share 5 tips to help turn a traumatic event into a lesson on compassion.
Aug 30, 2017

Supporting children who have special needs during a natural disaster

Navigating Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath can be challenging for adults, let alone our youngest citizens. Children who have communication disorders can have an even harder time processing their experience and expressing their feelings. Below are tactics you may find helpful for supporting your child through a natural disaster or other high-stress situations.