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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...

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.

Book Recommendation:The Out of Sync Child

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder By: Carl Kranowitz The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets...

A Play Date Primer

While many children excel in the realm of social interactions, others struggle with learning to play with their peers. When children have problems making friends in school or social settings, play dates can be a valuable means of developing their social skills. For children, the...

The Honeymoon is Over

Transitioning into a new school year takes time. School professionals are getting to know each individual child. Teachers are assessing and gathering information to ensure a well-structured and accommodating environment in which students can succeed. Other educational...

Summer Letter from Jamie

As I dropped my son off at his first day of camp, he picked up his cute, curly head, eyes filled with tears, and whimpered, “Momma, I don’t think this camp is for me. The day is going to be too long.” Though it broke my heart to see him so upset, I hoped he...

Transitioning to Summer

The transition to summer can be a challenging one, especially for children that need structure, which is why it is important to maintain a routine. In order to do that, you must first figure out what is the basis of your routine. Is it a full, half, mini or drop-in camp? Or no...

Letter From Jamie, Let’s Meet!

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jamie Levine and I have worked in the education/mental health field for the past 11 years. I do not claim to be a therapist or a mental health specialist, but I consider myself an expert on parenting and connecting with...