Monday, January 26, 2015

3 Books on Sensory Proccessing Challenges for Kids Who Feel Too Much

Temple Grandin, Ph.D. has written, “One of the most debilitating symptoms for some children and adults with autism is sensory oversensitivity, for example to loud noises or fluorescent lights. These oversensitivities make it impossible for a child or adult with the disorder to participate in normal activities …” Many of our children with special needs have sensory issues along with autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, etc.

Survey: Family income affects IDEA due process

Higher-income families are more likely to access due process protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, according to a recent survey of more than 500 parents. "That's a huge problem, to see that parents who come from low-income backgrounds have less access to these safeguards," said Meghan Burke of the University of Illinois who conducted the research. Disability Scoop (1/14)

5 Preschool Activities for Children with Special Needs from Friendship Circle Blog

During preschool, kids experience structured time together that is both fun and educational. They learn how to bond with their peers, follow directions and stick to a schedule; all skills that prepare them for school. For children with special needs, there are certain pre-school activities that work particularly well to keep them engaged, focused and actively learning. Here are five suggestions that help children with special needs, both in the classroom and at home, get the most out of their learning experiences.