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Parent’s Corner: Speaking to Your Child’s Classmates About Down Syndrome

Editor’s Note:  Today is World Down Syndrome Day.   Here is a great article to help children understand Down Syndrome.  [Source: Friendship Circle] My daughter Sophie is almost fourteen. She has Down syndrome. She’s in eighth grade and has been … Continue reading

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Education Corner: Why Don’t Teachers Get Training On Mental Health Disorders?

[Source:  MindShift] Teaching may be one of the most difficult jobs in the world, with expectations and demands coming from all sides. Teachers juggle content standards, the social and emotional needs of students, behavior, and often trauma, but they also are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday OT! Will You Be in Philly at AOTA?

Happy Birthday to the OT profession!   Have you seen the new OT Centennial Website, sponsored by AOTA?  It’s very cool and has videos, quizzes and lots of stories to share about the history of this amazing field. From what … Continue reading

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Advocacy Corner: Procedural Safeguards Under IDEA

[Source:  Special Education Law Blog] What mechanisms does the special education law have for parents who disagree with decisions by a school district about the education of a child with a disability? Are there procedural safeguards that protect a school … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: Good Share for Parents Re: Eating Disorders

Editor’s Note:   Here is an excellent article by the Washington Post that was published yesterday under the title “Here’s How to Get Your Kids to Eat Well, and Avoid Eating Disorders.”   It would be an excellent share for … Continue reading

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