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Anxiety Books for Teens – Books to Add to Your Classes’ Reading List

The teen years are a tough time for many students. Not only are they dealing with social and emotional concerns, but they are also gearing up to become adults and make big decisions for their life. Of course, some teens also have other problems happening in their life. Depression, anxiety, self-injury, abuse, and other factors may be a reality for them. These are challenging topics for an adult to understand, not to mention a teenager. While it may help them to talk to someone, many teens may not be comfortable going to traditional therapy sessions with adults while in school. Teachers and school health professionals can be crucial figures in these students’ lives. They not only deliver academic instruction, but they can also be valuable resources for students to turn to for mental health help and anxiety reduction.

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ABA Therapy for Autism – How ABA Therapy Helps Autistic Students

When a child is diagnosed with autism, it can leave parents feeling overwhelmed. They initially need to learn what this means for their own child. After this, they must share the news with family and friends. At the same time, many will begin to advocate for their child's needs. For many parents, this is a confusing time that can make them feel overwhelmed. Depending on the age of their child, they may not know where to go for assistance.

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Cognitive Flexibility Game

What is Cognitive Flexibility?

Working with children can be a challenge. There may be times within the school day when students need to transition, whether physically or from one task to another. When it is time to transition to a writing lesson after recess, many kids may be upset with the disruption. Of course, most children will be able to make the move back into the classroom and get to their writing, but some children will still struggle with the transition. Practicing this from week to week makes it easier for the majority of kids. When you practice this with your students you are improving their cognitive flexibility.

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Increasing Need for Sign Language Interpreters

Imagine being in a classroom where you are unable to hear what people are saying. In addition to this, you cannot communicate what you want to say to others. This reality happens to children who are deaf or hearing-impaired who have been integrated into traditional schools. School districts may have sign language interpreters who they hire for some events, but they are not always part of the school community. Part of the reason this happens is the shortage of sign language interpreters. This leaves a wide gap between the supply and demand in many settings, including schools.

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Maintaining Progress with Speech Therapy Exercises

Winter and summer breaks are an excellent way to prevent both students and school professionals from being worn out. However, it is also important for students to stay consistent with not only their school work, but also any therapy they are doing during typical school hours. Progress can be lost both academically and socially during extended breaks if a student doesn’t practice what they have been taught in class and therapy.

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