The Parish School Blog

Oct 30, 2017

Big Birthday Bash gala celebrates 35 years of empowering students

The Parish School proudly announces its 25th Annual Gala: The Big Birthday Bash, to be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at the JW Marriott Houston, 5150 Westheimer Rd. More than 500 guests are anticipated to attend this year’s event, which celebrates The Parish School’s 35th anniversary and honors the vision of the late Robbin Parish, founder.
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.