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Back to School 101 . . . Brought to you by Child Mind

09/19/2013 Published by: Suzanne

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Categories: Moving to a New School, Your Child's Ages & Stages, Special Topics

All families with school-aged children go through a period of adjustment when a new school year begins, but those families with special needs students face challenges particular to their circumstances and educational needs.  That’s where the folks at the Child Mind Institute® come in.  They have put together an extensive list of information and resources in their “Back to School Guide” for the families of Special Needs children getting back into a school routine.  Here is a list of the many subjects covered in their guide:

Parenting Areas Addressed Include:
  • Back to School Dos and Don’ts
  • Extracurriculars Without Extra Stress
  • Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly
  • Helping Challenged Kids Go Back to School
  • Kids Who Need a Little Help to Make Friends
Working with the School:
  • Building Your Education Team
  • Understanding Special Education Laws
  • Making the Most of Your IEP Meeting
  • Being an Effective Advocate for Your Child
  • How to Work with Your School District to Get the Services Your Child Needs
  • Improving School Safety and Ensuring Student Wellness
Learning Issues:
  • Helping Kids Who Struggle with Executive Functions
  • Help for Kids Struggling with Learning
  • What is a SEIT?
  • Off to a Good Start in High School
Changing Schools:
  • Top 10 Things to Look for in a School for a Special Needs Child
  • Tips for Changing Schools
  • 10 Tips for Going to College with ADHD
  • ADHD and College: Advice for Parents
  • Going to College with Autism
  • Helping Your Kids Get a Good Start in College
  • What Does Your College-Age Child Need from You?

“Resources for parents looking to help kids get off to the best possible start and bolster their success, academically and socially” … check it out and enjoy a great new school year!

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