Planning your Classroom Management Strategies for the School Year

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Classroom management strategies are in class strategies that are developed over time by teacher. Teacher training, mentoring, trial and error and hours clocked in the classroom help teachers to fine tune these strategies as they develop their own personal classroom management strategies “personality”. Classroom management refers to “the wide

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What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

In some toddlers, or even older children, parents may notice an unusual dislike to noise or light, or a clumsy attitude or distressful reaction during basic self-care tasks like tying their shoe laces or brushing teeth. However, it can be more disturbing in situations where their children start exhibiting extreme behaviors. These might include unusual

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Ways Parents Can Help Kids with Autism Handle the Stressors of Going Back to School.

Simple ways to transition back to school for kids with Autism Written by Deb Hopper Originally published by Autism Parenting Magazine at www.AutismParentingMagazine.com. Fall (September 2017)  Download your FREE PRINTABLE PDF of the magazine article here: Ways parents can help kids with autism handle the stressors of going back to school.   Returning to school

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Fireworks Survival Guide

New Year’s Eve starts with a bang and it should. The fireworks fascinates almost everybody. The light, colour and sound adds to their brilliance. It’s definitely intense, complex, unexpected with fast pace movement, and that is why it’s alerting and exciting for us. But for many children, the fireworks can be scary, overwhelming or even

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