Special Accommodations

4 Strategies for Forming an Inclusive Classroom

Are you ready to make a truly inclusive classroom? To do so means challenging the status quo, removing curriculum barriers, and presenting educational goals in interesting ways to engage all learners and serve all students equally. Inclusive learning provides all students with access to flexible learning choices and effective paths for achieving educational goals in spaces where they experience a sense of belonging. In an inclusive education environment, all children, regardless of ability or disability,…

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Speech Language Pathologist Melanie Adelman is Currently Available for Consultation

Hi everyone! My name is Melanie, and I am an ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist. I have a great deal of experience working with children ages 3-12 in order to give them the tools/strategies to be able to better access the classroom curriculum. I have worked with children diagnosed with a variety of disorders and disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, reading and writing disabilities (e.g. dyslexia, hyperlexia),…

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BRYT: The Cambridge Program Helping Students Re-Enter School

Ava had always felt comfortable at the small, private K-8 school she attended just north of Boston, but in high school everything changed. Ava first began to experience anxiety and depression after her parents divorced when she was still in grade school. These problems increased as she entered her teen years, and became even more severe in ninth grade, when she enrolled at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, a vast campus with nearly 2,000 students.…

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Does Your Child Get SSAT Accommodations? What You Need to Know

Will your child need special accommodations to take the SSAT test? The exam proctors will make every effort to arrange special administrations for students who are unable to take the SSAT under standard conditions because of a documented learning difference or a physical challenge. Read on for instructions on eligibility and how to apply for accommodations. As far as eligibility, any student with an identified disabling condition or impairment which substantially limits their ability to…

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Does Your Child Get ISEE Accommodations? What You Need to Know

Will your child need special accommodations to take the ISEE test? The exam proctors will make every effort to arrange special administrations for students who are unable to take the ISEE under standard conditions because of a documented learning difference or a physical challenge. Read on for instructions on eligibility and how to apply for accommodations.  As far as eligibility, students with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations such as extended time (50…

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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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