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Living in a Visual World

…The importance of visuals in home, group and school settings. Parents and teachers can reinforce listening skills and improve behavior at home and in school by integrating more visual cues into daily life. Presenting a visual schedule  is a simple and practical way to...
Play Date

Play Dates With a Purpose

Aside from the usual tantrums and sharing snafus, toddler play dates are generally fun for little friends-in-training. But for children with developmental delays, speech issues, or weak conversation skills, they can be a real struggle. Hence the new facilitated play date program...

What is a SEIT?

Jamie Levine, MS. Ed, a Special Education Itinerant Teacher, describes how SEITs work with special needs kids to help them integrate into mainstream classrooms and reach their individual goals.
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5 TIPS TO MAKING PLAY DATES EASIER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

“The play that two children can do in an organic setting is something that cannot be constructed in a classroom,” says Jamie Levine, MS, founder of Team Esteem, a private special education company based in Manhattan. “That connection…allows children to forge a...

Teachers’ Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

Here is a great story from NPR about teachers’ expectations. “It’s far more powerful to work from the outside in than the inside out if you want to change expectations,” he says. In other words, if you want to change a mind, simply talking to it might not...

Book Recommendation:The Practicing Mind Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life

The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life By: Thomas M. Sterner Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the...

Book Recommendation: What Children Learn From Their Parents Marriage

What Children Learn from Their Parents’ Marriage: It May Be Your Marriage, but It’s Your Child’s Blueprint for Intimacy By: Judith P. Siegel, Ph.D., C.S.W. How are your children learning about intimacy? What are they seeing when they watch you interacting with...