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Back to School for Good

Admin 8/5/2020
Back to School for Good
 
If you are a school administrator, business owner or otherwise responsible for people interacting together in the same space, check this out!!!  Jess Thompson, M.Ed, BCBA drew on lots of research to put together advice for establishing proper social distancing protocols, and more importantly, the following diligence and systems that keeps folks following those protocols to keep people healthy, happy and moving forward.

The Summer 7- Great Things to do with Your Child Over Summer Vacation

The Summer 7- Great Things to do with Your Child Over Summer Vacation

Counting the days until summer break?  Most of us are!  We daydream of warm, lazy days when we can play with our kids, plan day trips and generally relax from the stress of keeping tight, school-driven schedules! While days filled with sun screen and bug spray related activities are fun and certainly important, summer is also a great time to address some of those skills which may have been harder to work on with your child during the colder months or days that are filled with school, sports, hobbies, therapies, etc. 

The "Power" of Power Cards

Admin 4/3/2019
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Parents and caregivers! Do you ever wish you could help bridge the gap between home and school expectations? Do you want a simpler way to relay directions without saying the same thing over and over again? There’s a neat tool that can help. They are called Power Cards and they are powerful!
Power cards are a visual strategy used to help promote desired behaviors. They are similar to social stories in that they give the individual using them reminders of tools to help them succeed in a given a situation. They are also simply written in a story format that is relatable and specific to the individual.  

Are some toys REALLY better for learning???

Are some toys REALLY better for learning???
Its that time of year again! Well meaning relatives ask “ What does Jonny want for the holidays?” I don’t know about you, but my son has 10,000  vehicles and he doesn’t need anymore but I often find myself at a loss for toy recommendations.  At a recent conference, I had the opportunity to listen to speakers from  Northwestern Early Intervention Research  group speak about how to empower PARENTS...