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Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Kids

In my last post I discussed the importance of parents and teachers playing a proactive role in maintaining and teaching their kids and students about mental health. In this post, I am sharing a list of resources on the topic of mental health, that I have found useful when working with my students or my own… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Kids

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The Year of the Visual Schedule – Part 3

In my last two posts (read here and here), I talked about the benefits of visual schedules, why I think they work, and how to create them. In part 3 I would like to share how I implement the schedule. The first thing I do when getting started, is get the student excited about their visual plan.… Continue reading The Year of the Visual Schedule – Part 3

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The Year of the Visual Schedule – Part 2

In my last post (read here), I talked about the benefits of visual schedules and why I think they work. In this post, I would like to talk more about how I create my visual schedules. As mentioned in my last post, I am writing more specifically about individualized visual schedules for students with needs, but this same format can also be… Continue reading The Year of the Visual Schedule – Part 2

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The Year of the Visual Schedule – Part 1

I’ve been working in student services for nearly 5 years now, and therefore writing individualized plans for equally as long. A standard adaptation in all of my plans over the years (seriously, probably in every single plan I have written) has been to “provide a visual schedule” for the student in question. I’m embarrassed to… Continue reading The Year of the Visual Schedule – Part 1