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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 …

Calming Strategies for All Ages

Calming Strategies for All Ages

When your child/student, is feeling emotional or upset, what can we do to help? Be the regulator – the adult stays CALM. Calming voice, soothing, eye contact, be a comfort, relaxed body posture, NO yelling Don’t use too many words. Give the student wait time Model deep breathing (in through the nose, out through the …

Anybody Can Work and We All Should

Anybody Can Work and We All Should

This is true for people with and without disabilities. You need to make money if you want to live an independent life. Money isn’t the only reason people want to work. We like to work to meet new people, stay busy, and feel good about ourselves. Finding a job or picking a career can be …

Positive Time Out

Positive Time Out

Many parents and teachers say, “Go to your room (or to the corner) and think about what you did.” Many parents are used to the approach to addressing behavior because that was the way they were parented. Most adults do not realize that children are constantly making decisions about themselves, about their world, and based …