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Keeping Children with Exceptional Needs Safe at Home with Child Senior Safety

When you have little ones, the most important step you can take to keep them safe at home is baby-proofing. As inconvenient as electric outlet plugs, cabinet latches, and baby gates can be for adults, these safety measures are musts as babies develop into curious toddlers.

Hearing Screenings: Why Are They So Important For Your Child?

Hearing Screenings: Why Are They So Important For Your Child?

With the hustle bustle of “back to school,” important screenings are often overlooked. Did you know that it is highly recommended for your child to have a hearing screening or test at the beginning of the school year? Doing so is not only beneficial in the short term, but will also influence how successful your child will be in the future, both socially and academically.

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How Can Your Child Practice Social Skills at Home?

How Can Your Child Practice Social Skills at Home?

If your child would benefit from continued social skills practice during this time at home, there are a variety of different activities that can be used to target social skills virtually via platforms such as Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. Many children who are currently working to improve their social skills require cues and reminders for appropriate body language, eye contact, and topic maintenance.

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8 Steps to Immediately Take if You Suspect Your Child May Have a Developmental Delay or Disability

8 Steps to Immediately Take if You Suspect Your Child May Have a Developmental Delay or Disability

If you suspect your child may have a developmental delay or disability, the time to act is now. Each day that goes by is valuable time you can’t get back. Each day that goes by is a day of intervention or therapy that your child isn’t receiving. Each day that goes by, the gap between your child and their optimal level of success widens. It’s a race against time, but it’s a race you don’t have to lose.

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Sensory Responses Versus Behavior Challenges

Sensory Responses Versus Behavior Challenges

One of the questions I am most often asked is if a child is presenting with sensory responses or behavioral challenges. This question can be difficult to answer as oftentimes challenges with sensory experiences can result in behaviors and vice versa. The most important thing to remember in either a sensory or behavior-based situation is to provide your child with an intervention BEFORE the meltdown occurs.

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Collaborative Corner’s VPK At-Home Guide

Collaborative Corner’s VPK At-Home Guide

Because of COVID-19, some of our VPK student’s families do not feel comfortable sending their children to a brick and mortar campus at this time. With no distance learning option offered to these students, our families began to share with us their concerns that their children would be missing this vital window of opportunity to gain Kindergarten-readiness skills, so we got to work.

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How Can I Help My Child Sleep at Night?

How Can I Help My Child Sleep at Night?

Although sleep issues can be common with many kids, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can often have an especially hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Chronic sleep problems not only negatively impact the learning ability of children and make challenging behaviors more likely to occur, but they can also increase stress in the home by making it more difficult for parents and siblings to rest at night.

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How Can I Support My Child’s Handwriting?

How Can I Support My Child’s Handwriting?

Handwriting is a key skill that children start to learn as soon as they grasp a marker and try to color on the wall. There are so many different skills that must work together with handwriting including hand-eye coordination, grasping, strength, vision, and control of the tool the child is using to write. It is key to begin working on handwriting skills as soon as a child shows interest as we must first learn how to make simple shapes before we are able to write short stories.

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Collaborative Corner

Collaborative Corner

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We believe it shouldn’t be as challenging as it is to gather professional and accurate information about your child’s diagnosis. At Collaborative Corner, our core value is to offer families the assistance they need to help their exceptional children. We strongly feel that you should not have to spend countless hours researching for answers that our panel of experts can answer very quickly and accurately. We are passionate in that the exceptional needs community is one not to be feared, but to be embraced and accepted. It is our pleasure to be that place of support for your exceptional family.

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