The Journey of Special Education: Informational Posts to Get You Through by Nicole Bovell, ED.S. 

The Journey of Special Education: Informational Posts to Get You Through by Nicole Bovell, ED.S. 

Are you the parents of a child with special needs? This post introduces you to a wonderful resource to help you navigate your journey to get the best support and services to help your special child. This special needs parenting book is The Journey of Special Education: Informational Posts to Get You Through by Nicole Bovell, ED.S,

The Journey of Special Education by Nicole Bovell is divided in six sections with the following titles:

The World of Advocacy
 Know Your IEPs
Special Needs Children and Behavior
In the Classroom
Planning for Your Child’s Future
Real Life

Readers will also appreciate the APPENDIX titled: DISABILITIES – DEFINITIONS and the long list …

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Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook by Nimali Fernando and Melanie Potock

Posted in Educational, Nutrition, Reviews by - Jan 12, 2018
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook by Nimali Fernando and Melanie Potock

Folks at Special Needs Book Review have been following Melanie Potock’s  accomplishments since we reviewed one of her books, Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids: How to Teach Your Child about the Joy of Food! . We receive her informative newsletters and always learn some parenting tips from her lively videos on her You-Tube Channel. This post introduces our readers to another book, Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating by Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH, and Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP.

Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater shows the way to lead your baby, toddler, or young …

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Handwriting Workbook – Writing in Stages: Getting Back to Basics by Samarra St. Hilaire

Handwriting Workbook – Writing in Stages: Getting Back to Basics by Samarra St. Hilaire

Having raised three children and been a teacher in elementary schools for thirty years, I know the importance of having an easy, child-friendly method to teach hand writing skills. Samarra St. Hilaire, a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist, has written a much needed workbook titled Writing in Stages: Getting Back to Basics. So that there is no confusion, Ms. St. Hilaire’s workbook teaches “PRINTING” not cursive writing. In many schools cursive writing is not taught at all and has not been for ten years or more.

At the beginning of her 74 page workbook, Samarra writes, “Although handwriting appears to be an easy task, it …

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Interview Tamara Harpster: Raising an Autistic Son to Adulthood 

Interview Tamara Harpster: Raising an Autistic Son to Adulthood 
  • Release Date: 9/19/2017

We thank John M. Harpster and Tamara Harpster for their guest post introducing their book, “You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism. We hope to learn more about raising an autistic son to adulthood with this interview.

Tamara Harpster writes, “We started in the 1990s, before widespread Internet access and when autism was still viewed as a lifelong disability that needed to be cured. Over the last twenty-seven years, we have seen the view of autism change.

John writes, ” One of the purposes of this book is to show that while there are differences between …

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Interview Kelly Beins OTR/L: About Sensory Integration, Private Practice, Book Series

Kelly Beins is an Occupational Therapist certified in sensory integration, and owner of a private practice, Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC. Ms. Beins is the author of Ovis Has Trouble with School. She hopes children with sensory challenges will be able to relate with Ovis. Ovis is her  main character and is a lovable sheep that has sensory processing issues; therefore, he misbehaves.  He isn’t BAD he’s just bothered!

Ovis has Trouble With School is the first in a planned series of children’s books that will address other activities that are hard for children with sensory issues. We look forward to learn more about Kelly …

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“You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism

“You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism

This week I have been reading “You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism by John M. Harpster and Tamara Harpster. The authors, parents of a son with autism, tell their story of raising an autistic child to adulthood. Their autism parenting book is helpful for others travelling the same path and educators and others who want to know more about autism.

Tamara Harpster writes, “We started in the 1990s, before widespread Internet access and when autism was still viewed as a lifelong disability that needed to be cured. Over the last twenty-seven years, we have seen …

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