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The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide [Review]

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Be sure to read all the way to the end. I’ve got a GIVEAWAY of this award-winning book!

When Future Horzions asked if I wanted to review Cara Koscinski’s The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide: Handbook for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities & More!, at first I thought I didn’t need it because I’m a homeschooler. Then I realized many of my readers might like to know about it, so I said yes.

Boy, am I glad I did! This is one of those books that I wish I’d had seven years ago at the beginning of my autism journey. I’m also thankful I’ve got my hands on it now, because it’s still very useful to me. Chapters include information on IEPs, therapy, handwriting, fine motor skills, autism, sensory issues, behavior, attention/organizing, and learning disorders. This book is intended for parents who send their child to a school so they can ensure the student gets the help they need. However, I find it very useful as a homeschool parent because Cara tells me activities to do to help my child in different areas.

Let me tell you why I love this book. (more…)

School and Sensory Issues

Here is another tip-filled article about ways to help children deal with sensory issues while they’re in school. Time again to grab that paper and pen! Thanks to the May-June 2005 issue of Autism/Asperger’s Digest. This is reprinted with their permission.

Q. My child has sensory issues that interfere with his learning andĀ  behavior at school. How can we better meet his sensory needs in this environment? (more…)

Tips on Getting your Kids Organized and Self Dependent this School Year

Today I have a guest post for you from Katherine of Part Select. She is in charge of community relations and reached out to me, offering to share some ideas with my readers. Whether you have three children to get ready for a yellow bus in the morning, five children to get to the homeschool table every day, or one child going either place, you will benefit from Katherine’s tips! Most schools have already started, but there is still great information here.

Tips on Getting Your Kids Organized and
Self-Dependent This School Year

All parents struggle with this, so please do not feel as if you are alone! Getting your kids organized andĀ self-dependent not only helps them mature, but also helps you get through your morning routine smoothly and stress free. (more…)