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Nature is the best way to nurture pupils with special educational needs






Sometimes, the best way to get the most out of the classroom is to leave it and take learning outside. Outdoor learning can make for happier, healthier, well-rounded students – particularly for those with special educational needs (SEN). Sulivan primary school in Fulham, London, a maintained school where 30% of pupils have SEN, set up a “reading forest” for…

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Happy Holidays!






It’s our opportunity to reflect on all the ways our lives are so amazing — and a time to share those blessings with others. The Stepping Stones Group family (which includes Cumberland Therapy, MyTherapyCompany, and AlphaVista) wanted to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday and New Year! It’s compassionate individuals like you,…

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Spring and summer is good time to educate families that drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable!






This summer, across the state, families will take time to appreciate the beauty and joy of waterways and recreation opportunities. This also makes spring and summer a good time to educate families that drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable! The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has recently updated the Drowning Prevention Web page at http://www.dds.ca.gov/Drowning/Index.cfm, and there…

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I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING






Written by Nichole On February 8, 2016   In Every Day Life, EncouragementTagged Education, School, See, Never Give Up TO THE TEACHER’S AIDE IN MY SON’S SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM: I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING As the parent of a child with special needs, I cannot help but be an overemotional ball of overprotectiveness most of the time. I have decided that this is…

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Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism






by Michelle Diament | July 28, 2015 Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism. In a letter to states, officials from the U.S. Department of Education say they’ve heard that an increasing number of kids on the spectrum may not be receiving services from speech-language pathologists…

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CEU Event – Delivering Quality Services






DELIVERING QUALITY SERVICES –A TREASURE CHEST OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGES  Presented By: Jean Blosser, CCC-SLP, Ed.D. and Holly Kaiser, M.A., CCC-SLP  Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills Loker Student Union – Dominguez Ballroom A & B 1000 E. Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747…

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The Holiday Season is upon us – and that means possible travel. Great tips on traveling with anyone with disabilities.






Traveling by plane can be stressful for anyone―the long wait, the security hassles, lost luggage.  But the process can be even more grueling for people with disabilities. Recently, news outlets have reported on the unfortunate situation when airlines refuse travel to people with disabilities.  While no one is suggesting that the airlines are acting intentionally,…

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How Are you Doing with your Health and Longevity?






Take this simple test to find out and get easy to implement ideas to improve your health and possible add years to your life. http://apps.bluezones.com/vitality/ Calculate your: Biological Age Overall Life Expectancy Healthy Life Expectancy Years you’re gaining/losing because of your habits http://apps.bluezones.com/happiness/ They measure: How you remember your life How you experience your life…

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Speech in the Schools






What We Actually Do September 4, 2015 10:59 AM by Teresa Roberts Share A colleague told me that during the first Special Education staff meeting of this school year, an administrator pointedly asked her, “What is it that you actually do?” The principal was questioning team members about their individual roles and the services they provide for students.…

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Open Auditions: Theater and Autism






Open Auditions: Theater and Autism Clarence Rector, MBA, MS,CCC-SLP Client Services Coordinator, MTC   Many clinicians who work with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face difficulties with getting them to respond appropriately to various social situations. Often, we make our best attempts to simulate “live” social situations with structured group interaction, social stories, and…

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