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Could You Recognize the Signs of Dyslexia in Your Child?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Raising a child with dyslexia is a journey. As you move through it, you’ll gain a lot of knowledge about your child’s challenges with reading—and about the many ways you can help her succeed at school and in life. If you’re concerned your child may have dyslexia, here are…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting an ADHD Child

Raising a child with ADHD means parents need to adopt different approaches to parenting. Parents must accept the fact that children with ADHD have functionally different brains from those of other children. While children with ADHD can still learn what is acceptable and what isn’t, their disorder does make them more prone to impulsive behavior. Fostering the development of a child with ADHD means that you will have to modify your behavior and learn to…

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Special-Needs Summer Activities in MA

With summer vacation quickly approaching, you may be starting to wonder about how to keep your child active and having fun over the break. We know this isn’t always an easy task, so if you’d like some ideas to kick off the summer, please see below our list of some June special-needs events in Massachusetts.  Accessible & Adaptive Recreation Fair WHERE: Artesani Park/Herter Park, Brighton, MA WHEN: June 3rd, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.…

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Holiday Events for Special Needs Children

During the holidays, it can be challenging for parents of children with special needs to find events that will accommodate their needs while still being fun and festive. To make the search easier, we have compiled a list of holiday events for special needs children ranging from Santa visits to sensory friendly plays. Read below to find out about events near you!   1.North Pole Express Scituate, MA December 11th, 2016 Reservations required At 12:30…

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Events for Children with Disabilities During the Holiday Break

Most parents who have a child with autism or other sensory sensitivities would love for their child to experience sitting on Santa’s lap and snapping a photo of it for the family. The atmosphere of a shopping mall is chaotic around the holiday season, which makes it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy their experience with Santa. Luckily, there are multiple disability camps, workshops and events happening in the Greater Boston area to…

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Cotting School

“A tradition of innovation and excellence since 1893” Boston Tutoring Services interviews Lindsay Jean Casavant, Outreach Director at Cotting School, a special education school in Lexington, Massachusetts. Cotting is Different “Quite simply, we give students opportunities to succeed. Staff members focus on abilities; what the student can do becomes the single foundation for an individualized plan. Because our staff-to-student ratios are strong, programs and activities are tailored to each student’s individual learning style and ability.…

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Camp Howe

Camp Howe is an inclusive recreational camp located in Goshen, Massachusetts that supports a wide variety of special needs to its youth. Through their Echo Program, Camp Howe is a legacy partner of the National Inclusion Project and has been awarded the prestigious Eleanor P. Eels Award for Program Excellence from The American Camp Association twice. In February, Camp Howe was featured in the Boston Globe Magazine in a story on local camps that support…

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Bay Cove Academy

In a new blog series, Boston Tutoring Services highlights Massachusetts Special Education Schools. This week, we feature a submission from Judith Gelfand of Bay Cove Academy: Bay Cove Academy is a small therapeutic school that works with a wide range of students ages 12-21 from the greater Boston area who have a history of emotional, social or learning difficulties. We provide a comprehensive academic curriculum, a full array of clinical services by our in-house LICSW clinicians, and…

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The Manville School

In a new blog series, Boston Tutoring Services highlights Massachusetts Special Education Schools. This week, we interview Suzanne Tiberii from The Manville School. Boston Tutoring Services: What types of special needs/disabilities does your school support? Suzanne Tiberii: Manville is a 766-approved private therapeutic day school. We serve children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. About 1/3 of our students are on the high end of the autism spectrum (Asperger’s, NLD). BTS: What types of therapeutic services do…

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The Development of Executive Functioning Challenges

Staying organized and using time effectively and efficiently is a daunting task that most people (both children and adults) struggle with in various aspects of their lives. We call these executive functioning skills, but there is so much more attached to the stigma of these words. Frustration, anxiety, depression, passive aggression, oppositional behavior, and active aggressive behaviors are just a sample of the myriad of challenges parents and professional educators face on a daily basis…

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