April 30 2007 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
Elementary School Transition
Transitions during the elementary school years can be well planned and supported so that children with special needs may concentrate on educational opportunities, maintaining self confidence and developing healthy relationships.
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Universal Design for Learning - Access to General Education Curriculum
The philosophy, strategies and techniques behind the Universal Design for
Learning have created new opportunties in engagement, learning and
expression for students with special needs and their mainstream classmates
Preparing for Emergencies - Children with Special Needs
Families of children with special needs prepare for every day emergencies
as well as using new plans from government agencies and first responders
Autism, Nutrition and Special Diets
Some children with autism have food allergies or digestive disorders that
require medical treatment. Families who are investigating and trying out
dietary interventions claimed to treat autism spectrum disorders by
eliminating specific kinds of foods should have their child followed
closely by their doctors.
School Violence and Children with Special Needs
The terrible events at Virginia Tech, and news coverage that includes
reminders of previous school violence episodes, will cause deep anxiety
and traumatic stress for children and families.
School Bus Rides
IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
Cousins of Children with Special Needs
The Diagnosis of Learning Disability
Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs
Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs
Humor - Preparing for the IEP Meeting
Inclusive P.E. for Children with Special Needs
Down Syndrome and Diabetes Dual Diagnosis
Celiac Disease in Children
Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Early Intervention
Communication, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities
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