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Parenting Children with Special Needs: Feelings of Isolation, Grief, Guilt and Fear

Parenting Children with Special Needs: Feelings of Isolation, Grief, Guilt and Fear | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Parenting children with special needs cannot be done alone. Advice how to find support, do what is right for your marriage, and lighten the load you feel.
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This is a good one -- and important to read. It is so hard to feel isolated and alone - you can't exist in a vacuum as a special needs parent!

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plazafamilia – The Benefits of Music for Children with Special Needs

plazafamilia – The Benefits of Music for Children with Special Needs | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Research has shown that children of all ability levels benefit from the magic of making music. Weather it's a music enrichment class or learning to play a specific instrument, music classes can be a joyful and transformational ...
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Music is like another language for my own children, who are all on the autism spectrum - so I totally get this one!

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Test Modifications and Accommodations (How to Modify Tests for Children with Special Needs)

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Something good for all parents to know too!

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Special needs kids learn gourmet lessons - Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City

Special needs kids learn gourmet lessons - Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
Special needs kids learn gourmet lessons
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MURRAY, Utah — Young, aspiring chefs with special needs learned a lesson in cooking like a pro on Saturday thanks to a catering business in Murray.
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Jemelene Wilson: Raising a child with special needs - NRToday.com

Jemelene Wilson: Raising a child with special needs - NRToday.com | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Jemelene Wilson: Raising a child with special needs
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... hospital stays, broken adoptions, typical parenting heartaches and has given us beauty in His own miraculous way.
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#GivingChristmas – Give, Receive & Win as part of Giving Christmas (Gifts)

#GivingChristmas – Give, Receive & Win as part of Giving Christmas (Gifts) | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
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Professional Dental Care for Children with Special Needs - WorlDental.org

Professional Dental Care for Children with Special Needs - WorlDental.org | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
WorlDental.orgProfessional Dental Care for Children with Special NeedsWorlDental.orgDentists offering care for children with special needs, undergo themselves special training and learn all the important skills and techniques needed.
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Special needs disability parenting BLOOM: Social-skills programs ...

Special needs disability parenting BLOOM: Social-skills programs ... | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Articles in BLOOM are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Resources listed in BLOOM do not signify endorsement by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Where appropriate, please ...
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Guest Report - PATH Provides Help For Those With Special-Needs Children - DoorCountyDailyNews.com

Guest Report - PATH Provides Help For Those With Special-Needs ChildrenDoorCountyDailyNews.comP.A.T.H.
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10 great mobile health apps - CNN.com

10 great mobile health apps - CNN.com | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it

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5 Apps for Learning and Media Creation for Elementary Students in the Inclusive Classroom

5 Apps for Learning and Media Creation for Elementary Students in the Inclusive Classroom | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it

"When using iPads with students, consider apps which allow students opportunities to create media which demonstrates understanding and lets them show what they know and how they feel. This is a very engaging, challenging, and meaningful way for students to learn and for teachers to understand and assess what their students comprehend."


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Aplicaciones del Pad en el aula inclusiva.

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Wearing a Medical ID Part 7: Special Needs Children - Sticky Jewelry

Wearing a Medical ID Part 7: Special Needs Children - Sticky Jewelry | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
With the increase in patient education, it's likely that more people are wearing medical ID's today than ever before. With all these newcomers to the medical ID world, a lot of new uses for medical ID's are being pioneered.
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Abortion Best Choice, Child with a Disability “Not a Blessing” According to Reality Check (Part 1)

Abortion Best Choice, Child with a Disability “Not a Blessing” According to Reality Check (Part 1) | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it

Sierra argues continuously that while she supports people with disabilities, she feels that abortion can be and often is the best “choice” when an unborn human is diagnosed with a genetic condition or disability. However, the reasons why she believes this are empty.

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20 Visual Timers For Children With Special Needs

20 Visual Timers For Children With Special Needs | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
If you have a child with special needs you now how difficult transitions are. Children with special needs, especially children with autism have difficulty with moving from one activity or event to ...
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Homeschooling the Special Needs Child

Homeschooling the Special Needs Child | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Do you have to be a special education teacher to homeschool your child with special needs? Absolutely not. Here are some tips to help you get started.
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Access YouTube- A Great Web Tool for Disabled Learners

Access YouTube is a great web tool  that provides YouTube services for users of assistive technologies and allows them to play YouTube videos independently. Access YouTube has a simple interface...

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Police investigating after child with special needs found alone in Highland ... - Dallas Morning News

Police investigating after child with special needs found alone in Highland ... - Dallas Morning News | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Police investigating after child with special needs found alone in Highland ...
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The police sought the help of a neighbor to reach the child's mother on her cell phone, after finding the baby on the second floor.
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App Review: My PlayHome App Makes Speech Practice Fun ...

App Review: My PlayHome App Makes Speech Practice Fun ... | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
SEARCH. Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog ... With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app.
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Great share from the folks over at Friendship Circle - their newer App Review section is kicking it with lots of great reviews for those in the special needs community.

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Special needs kids get wish - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Special needs kids get wish - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Special needs kids get wishWilkes Barre Times-LeaderThis Sunday he'll get a very special visit with Santa thanks to The Grille restaurant in Luzerne, which is hosting a breakfast with Santa geared toward special-needs children.
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#GivingChristmas – Email for Kids Great Potential Gift with Free Trial

#GivingChristmas – Email for Kids Great Potential Gift with Free Trial | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
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ANN ARBOR: 'Caring Santa' allows special-needs children alone time with Old ... - Heritage Newspapers

ANN ARBOR: 'Caring Santa' allows special-needs children alone time with Old ... - Heritage Newspapers | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
ANN ARBOR: 'Caring Santa' allows special-needs children alone time with Old ...Heritage NewspapersMore than 30 families with special-needs children and young adults had the opportunity to have very special photos taken with Santa Claus Dec.
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We participated in Caring Santa in Lafayette, In and it was a great experience for our kids as well! Great post about the program here!

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More Apps for Letter ID/Sounds

More Apps for Letter ID/Sounds | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Share This:Pin It Here are a few new apps I have been using in my class. You can find other literacy app recommendations HERE http://mattbgomez.com/apps-we-use-in-kindergarten-update/ and HEREhttp://mattbgomez.com/newliteracyapps/ . Montessori Letter Sounds $2.99- This app has four games that ...
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Best Halloween Apps for Kids of ALL ages!

Best Halloween Apps for Kids of ALL ages! | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it


Since tomorrow is Halloween we decided to go out trick-or-treating TODAY to bring back the BEST Halloween apps available this year! See which we found BEST!


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Report Finds Military Schools Struggle to Meet Severe Special Needs

The Government Accountability Office found that some military families are being sent to overseas assignments that lack the educational resources for their children with special needs. There are various reasons for this, GAO ...
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Abortion Best Choice, a Child with a Disability “Not a Blessing” According to ... - Live Action News

Abortion Best Choice, a Child with a Disability “Not a Blessing” According to ... - Live Action News | Special Needs Parenting & Blogging | Scoop.it
Live Action NewsAbortion Best Choice, a Child with a Disability “Not a Blessing” According to ...Live Action NewsSpecial needs children aren't high-maintenance pets that exist to teach you lessons about fortitude and compassion.
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