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Articles in Special Needs

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by 2019 Family Favorites on July 7, 2020
Top 5 Special Needs Preschools in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019
by 2019 Family Favorites on July 7, 2020
Here are the 2019 Top 5 Special Needs Preschools as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England ... Read full article
by Malia Jacobson on April 15, 2020
How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying
by Malia Jacobson on April 15, 2020
When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a... Read full article
Each child learns differently, which may mean that additional support in school is needed in certain areas. If this is the case, your child’s teacher or a school administrator may discuss having your child evaluated for special education services wi... Read full article
When you have a child with academic, social, or behavioral challenges, providing them with the correct supports can be an overwhelming and confusing process. How do you ensure that teachers and therapists effectively meet the needs of your child? For... Read full article
Transition Assessments are most commonly performed when a child has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or a 504 plan. By Federal law the transition age begins at 16 years old but in the state of Massachusetts it begins at 14 years old. When student... Read full article
During the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) creation process, it is not unusual for a parent to disagree with a recommendation from one or more of the school’s team members. If a compromise cannot be reached, there is a risk that this difference ... Read full article
by 2019 Family Favorites on July 22, 2019
Top 5 Health and Special Needs Summer Camps in Greater Boston and Massachusetts in 2019
by 2019 Family Favorites on July 22, 2019
Here are the 2019 Top 5 Health and Special Needs Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Greater Boston and throughout New England... Read full article
by James V. Major on May 6, 2019
The Next Wave of Recess Renaissance
by James V. Major on May 6, 2019
Adaptive Playgrounds and Physical Education Programs Help Special Needs Students Be Their Best Selves... Read full article
by Tracey Sutherland, cPNP on February 1, 2019
What Prepared Parents Bring to the Emergency Department
by Tracey Sutherland, cPNP on February 1, 2019
As a parent, an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department can be extremely stressful, unpredictable and even scary, but, being prepared can help keep your focus where it needs to be, on your child. No matter the nature of the emergency, being under... Read full article
Many excellent articles have been written about effective parenting for siblings. Always eager to cut to the chase, we asked families and pediatric providers to share what they had learned, their favorite “real-world” advice.... Read full article
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