Of course, it can be empowering for children with learning disabilities to see characters portrayed in books that they can relate to. Not only do these stories help explain the differences and challenging situations children with learning disabilities experience, they also promote tolerance, and acceptance and instill an important sense of pride. In fact, a number of these selections tell the story of real-life heroes who have overcome obstacles associated with their learning disability in order to achieve great acclaim in their field. You’ll be glad you spent some time reading all of these wonderful books with your special student.
What You Need to Consider When Transferring Your Child’s IEP
Even though all public schools in the United States are governed by theIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), special education policies, systems and services can differ vastly from state to state. They also vary within Ohio public schools and among local, public school districts. That means if you move or decide to transfer your student, the programs and services may not look the same at the new school – even though they are required by lawto provide comparable services to what your child had been receiving as designated by his/her Individualized Education Program (IEP). Know that you are able to amend your child’s IEP in order to address special concerns, but the school’s IEP team must be in agreement with any proposed amendments before implementing any changes.
School is out, the weather has warmed up and summertime is finally here! That means it’s time for vacation and all kinds of fun-filled activities. When you have a child with autism planning family activities can be overwhelming. The good news is that more and more playgrounds, theme parks, ball parks, museums, and movie theaters in Northeast Ohio are making their experience inclusive and accessible to kids of all abilities.
Keep in mind that sensory-friendly programs limit accessibility to a specific location, event or time, sensory-inclusive activities ensure the appropriate accessibility modifications and staff training is in place, every day, to address the special needs of individuals with an autistic spectrum disorder.
Welcome summertime with a special invitation to sensory-friendly and sensory-inclusive fun for the whole family.
Continuing to provide meaningful activities for children that learn differently during summer months helps them in the classroom once they return to school in the fall. Engaging in fun activities and programs with family and peers during the summer months also helps develop self-confidence and social skills! Discover some of the best summer activities for your child or teen with learning challenges
Myth: Speech/Language therapy is for students who have difficulty articulating or pronouncing words.
Finding a school in the state of Ohio that focuses on special education all day, every day can be a challenge, especially when looking for one that will meet the unique academic and social needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Julie Billiart Schools, with campuses in Akron and Lyndhurst, offer students with autism (and other specific learning challenges) in grades K-8 the opportunity to receive the educational programs and therapies they need to reach their full potential.