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Starting Early With Pre-Vocational Skills

Parents can’t stress enough how crucial pre-vocational skills must play a part in their child’s education. Their only wish is for their children to obtain the best skill set they can by being as independent as they can once they are adults. Our occupational therapy related services curriculum is mostly comprised of pre-vocational skills. They […]

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Eight Helpful Tips for Parents of Children with OCD

The struggle for a special needs child dealing with an Obsessive-compulsive disorder is not only a daily challenge for the child, but also for the parent(s) or guardian. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is classified as an anxiety disorder, yet there is a great deal of resistance to the notions of coping skills such as relaxation and […]

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How Teachers Can Cope With OCD In The Classroom

​Obsessive-compulsive disorder is not synonymous with fastidiousness. In other words, the next time you feel pleased by how organized your house or desk is, try to avoid uttering the phrase “I am so OCD!” People who have OCD experience obsessions and compulsions that feed each other in re-occurring, hard-to-escape loops. These obsessions are always unpleasant […]

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Understanding and Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects a child’s ability to recognize and manipulate the sounds in language. The relationship between sounds and written symbols is called phonics. Phonics instruction is therefore associated with print. This is not, however, the only sound-spelling relationship that dyslexic children suffer from. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate individual sounds […]

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Helping Your Special Needs Child Make Friends

It’s not easy for some children to make friends. Even the most sociable children will eventually struggle to find meaningful relationships in life. Now, imagine what this is like for special needs children. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, finding friends for your son or daughter will present unique challenges. […]

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