Interview Nicole Bovell, Ed.S., Author and Advocate for the Special Education Community

Nicole Bovell, ED.S. is a longtime advocate of the special education community. She is the author of The Journey of Special Education: Informational Posts to Get You Through,  A Parent’s IEP Guide: Understanding the IEP Process in Simple Terms, and How to Have a Great School Year. These books are informational resources to help special needs parents with the special education process.

In Nicole’s guest post introducing this book, she wrote: “The Journey of Special Education is a book compiled of informational posts that will give parents the confidence to advocate for their child, encourages parents to keep going even when things get too difficult and …

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Interview Samarra St. Hilaire, OTR/L, Author of  Writing in Stages: Getting Back to Basics

At the beginning of her handwriting workbook, titled Writing in Stages: Getting Back to Basics, Samarra St. Hilaire, a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist, writes, “Although handwriting appears to be an easy task, it is far from simple. Handwriting requires the use of numerous skills such as visual motor, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills, to name a few. Rushing to handwriting and demanding perfection often results in the development of bad habits, confusion, and lack of confidence.

Having raised three children and been a teacher in French elementary schools for thirty years,  I know the importance of having an easy, child-friendly …

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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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