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Providing a Healthy Lifestyle for Your Child With Autism

Autism is a complex neurobiological, developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed in childhood and often lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. While children with autism and other developmental delays may have the same metabolic profile as typically developing children, young people with autism can find it more difficult to eat healthy, control their weight, and be […]

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Reading Together: Tips for Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities

Like all children, your child will learn and develop, yet she will likely develop more slowly than other children her age. Reading aloud and talking about the story and the pictures will help your child improve her vocabulary and help teach grammar. When your child reads to you or names objects on the page, she […]

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Growing Your Child’s Amazing Mind

Although the brain is a very complex organ we are learning more and more about how the brain functions and what we can do to assist our children to learn well. Let’s discuss just a few important skills and methods that are used to train the brain. Let’s start at the beginning!  How does the […]

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College for Students with Learning Disabilities? Of Course!

Most of the three percent or so of high school students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities struggle so much in their high school classes that they often give up on hopes of college, setting back their job and career prospects, according to statistics compiled by the National Center for Learning Disabilities. But there […]

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School Based Social Skills Instruction

Never being asked over for a “playdate,” being picked on or bullied on the playground, acting inappropriately in the classroom, or sitting alone on a Friday night as a teenager are all scenes a parent of a child with social difficulties are likely to face.  In order to build gratifying peer relationships, it is vital […]

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Individualized Therapy: The Missing Ingredient in Special Educational

Special education is specially designed instruction for students with exceptional learning needs.  Unfortunately, the services and programs typically available to students via the traditional special education model do little to identify underlying learning problems and address them to produce permanent change.  The answer to this problem, the ‘missing ingredient’, is to offer individualized educational therapy […]

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Self Contained or Mainstreamed… Perhaps a Blend of Both is Best

What is the most effective and beneficial classroom for a student with developmental and learning disabilities?  Parents, teachers and administrators have passionate and varying opinions based on research and personal experience.  Modern education has shifted its directive on the educational placement of students with exceptionalities over the years, often leaving parents and educators confused in […]

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Classical, Christian Education – A Beautiful Education for Any Child

Some parents and educators have the misconception that classical education is only for “smart kids.” It is easy to understand why some might think this way. Latin at age eight? Homer’s Iliad at age 12? With such high standards, one might reason, surely classical education is only for born geniuses – the very brightest of […]

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Imago Dei School Invests in Your Special Needs Student’s Potential

The Imago Dei School at Trinity is a unique place for students with special needs.  Named Imago Dei (Latin for “in the image of God”) for the belief that these students ARE made in God’s image, IDS is a Christian school who cares about them – heart, soul and mind, and believes in their potential. […]

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Executive Functioning: The CEO of Your Child’s Brain

A number of years ago, most parents and teachers of students with ADHD didn’t have a clue that a child’s academic success was contingent upon strong executive skills. “What? Executive skills? My child is only seven years old!” However, today’s tuned-in parents and educators realize that deficits in critical cognitive skills known as executive functions […]

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