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Suggestions on How to Support the Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Suggestions on How to Support the Parents of Children with Special Needs

Our guest blogger this week is Karen Wolters. Karen is a Professionally Certified Educational Consultant, Regional Educational Consultant and a Middle School Specialist. After spending the last twelve years overseas participating in the fields of business and education, she and her husband are on an extended home assignment in Texas. In her free time she enjoys reading and taking long walks. First, please note that communication is everything! As an Educational Consultant, your role will take on many facets. An email, text or call from a parent with a child who is struggling needs to be...

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Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners (Part 3)

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners (Part 3)

This is article is by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE. You can read part 1 of the article here and part 2 of the article here. Melissa was a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years, and has served with SHARE Education Services since 2002 as both a full-time and associate education consultant. She now lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Over the last two weeks, I’ve written about some challenges that TCKs face that could disguise themselves as more serious learning issues: transitions, behavior/discipline expectations, second...

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Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners (Part 2)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners (Part 2)

This is article is by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE. You can read part 1 of the article here. Melissa was a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years, and has served with SHARE Education Services since 2002 as both a full-time and associate education consultant. She now lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Nearly every consultant is called upon at some point to help a family figure out why a child is struggling in his or her education. Last week, we walked through questions to ask related to transitions and discipline/behavioral issues....

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Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Getting to the Bottom of Things: Helping Families with Struggling Learners

This is article is by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE. Melissa was a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years, and has served with SHARE Education Services since 2002 as both a full-time and associate education consultant. She now lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Trying to help parents who have a child who is struggling in their learning is no small feat. We never want to raise alarmist bells and immediately call for special needs testing. However, we often work with families as they seek explanations for a child’s learning and behavior....

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Roundup of Education Headlines 3.23.15

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Roundup of Education Headlines 3.23.15

How to get kids to read independently Here is some newly-published information about the reading habits of children. While some aspects of this (such as access to a library) might be irrelevant for our families, I believe that there are many takeaways from this study that we can share with the parents we serve about how to encourage reading.   As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out For those of you consulting with families returning to the US, here’s a good glimpse of the state of Common Core Standards and testing at the moment.   Autism is largely down...

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