Back to School for Kids with Special Needs


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Can you believe it’s almost time for school to start?

Here at Kid’s Creek, we’ve enjoyed the more relaxed rhythms of summer, but we appreciate the structure that a new school year brings. We understand, though, that the beginning of a new school year can bring uncertainty and unease for some of our families. For this week’s blog post, we share some posts we felt would be helpful to some of you as your child begins a new school year.

Schools Reminded Not To Discriminate Against Kids With ADHD – The U.S. Department of Education just sent a new letter to school districts and released a “know your rights” document on its website regarding students with ADHD.

4 Practices Parents Can Do at Home That Will Help Children with ADHD at School – This post by a retired teacher provides simple (but not necessarily easy) tips for helping children with ADHD succeed in school.

How to ace an IEP: Tips from a parent pro – Special needs mom and blogger Ellen Seidman shares her best tips for Individualized Education Plans (IEP).

School Based Therapy and Clinic Based Therapy: Is There a Difference? – Often, parents wonder if their child should receive therapy in clinic when they’re already receiving services through the school. This post refers to occupational therapy specifically, but the principles apply to other therapies, as well.

Let’s Chat About the 504 and the IEP – Andi Sligh, mom to two children with special needs, has experience with both 504 plans and IEPs, and shares her tips for making the most of them.

6 tips to help your special needs child go back to school – The information provided in this post is geared toward children with autism and/or sensory processing disorders, and some of the tips are unique (like the lime in the lunchbox!)

Sending a Child with Autism to School – This post provides some excellent guidelines on back-to-school (or starting school for the first time) for children with autism. Every kid is different, but this post is a good place to start developing a plan for back-to-school.

With school starting next week for most area children, it’s time to consider your needs for the fall and confirm sessions for the new school year. If you haven’t done it yet, please contact the front desk to confirm scheduling.

We hope you have a great first week of school!

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