Teaching Students With Visual Impairments

How do you go about teaching students with visual impairments? In your classroom group, there will be a wide range of abilities and needs for individual pupils.  It is important to devise strategies to enable each individual to have the greatest access possible to your daily activities and lessons. The chances are that you will

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Helping Kids With Anxiety

As adults, we all imagine that kids are carefree and have nothing to worry about.  Helping kids with anxiety is a really important tool to have in your parenting toolbox.  Some kids have a constant level of anxiety and others experience situational anxiety.  Check out this article on anxiety in kids. Sometimes we can have

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Identifying Sensory Issues that Impact Learning in the Classroom

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Sensory issues that impact learning Teaching in classrooms can be challenging, but also can be extremely rewarding. There is such a mix of students these days with learning disabilities, diagnoses including autism, ADHD, other developmental difficulties, kids with trauma and a history of abuse, other behavioural difficulties, as well

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Reducing Back To School Anxiety

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist How To Reduce School Anxiety in Children When Transitioning Back To School The summer holidays can be a carefree, fun-packed time of adventure and shared experiences which neither kids nor parents want to end.  It can be very tempting (and rightly so!) to make the most of every day

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