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Let’s Talk About Emotional Regulation

Let’s Talk About Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is the process of controlling your emotions and how you respond to them.  Students should:  Take a break  Express anger constructively   Focus on finding a solution   Emotional regulation exercises:  BUBBLE BREATH WITH FORCED EXHALATION  This is a good strategy when students are feeling emotionally dysregulated because it delivers oxygen to the brain, which …

In the United States, More Than 36 Million Adults Cannot Read or Write Above a 3rd-Grade Level.

In the United States, More Than 36 Million Adults Cannot Read or Write Above a 3rd-Grade Level.

This lack of literacy skills affects unemployment numbers, family literacy, poverty, and incarceration rates. Literacy skills affect each one of the following areas: Unemployment Not only do adults without a high school diploma or equivalent have the highest unemployment rates, but they also have the lowest median weekly earnings. Family Literacy Parents’ and caregivers’ literacy …

What Does it Mean When Someone Says Neurodiverse?

What Does it Mean When Someone Says Neurodiverse?

Neurodivergence is the term for when someone’s brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered “typical.” It is not a disability but a difference in how the brain works. With this shift, practitioners are no longer treating neurodivergence as an illness. Instead, we view neurodiversity through a lens of an individual needing different methods of …

How Does a Therapeutic School Program Differ from a Standard Preschool?

How Does a Therapeutic School Program Differ from a Standard Preschool?

The Importance of Low Child to Teacher Ratios Research strongly suggests that smaller class sizes and low student to teacher ratios within classes greatly impact the success of all children. Particularly in early education programs, children need individualized attention and proactive services. The Center for Public Education recommends that 15 students to 1 teacher is …

3 Underserved and Overlooked Student Populations

3 Underserved and Overlooked Student Populations

3 Underserved and Overlooked Student Populations in Public Schools  When it comes to equity in education, we often think of ethnic and racial minorities, students with disabilities, or students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. However, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to equity. There are many student populations that can use extra resources. This blog post explores some …

A Cookbook by Neurodiverse Young Adults for Everyone!

A Cookbook by Neurodiverse Young Adults for Everyone!

By Dr. Ford The stories in the cookbook are packed with ways that the neurodiverse students benefit! However, in summary our culinary arts program provides critical life skill instruction, an outlet for creativity and an opportunity for students to gather in community. We decided to collaborate with a celebrity chef quite simply to elevate the …