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Understanding Dyslexia in Children: Definition, Signs and Symptoms

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the U.S.; it’s estimated that one in five Americans are affected by it. While 20 years ago educational provisions for the reading disorder were virtually nonexistent, the government now spends around $11 billion annually to help support school children with dyslexia (and other disorders).

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Speech Therapy Activities for Toddlers and Preschool

Children of all ages within schools receive speech and language therapy. Some are not native English speakers, others need assistance with articulation, and some may have pragmatic needs due to an autism diagnosis. Each individual has different needs for their therapy sessions. It is important to look at the goals for each child and set up ways to actively engage them when they are with you for therapy.

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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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