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Types of Dwarfism — Part 1

Most people do not know that there are many different types of dwarfism (also known as skeletal dysplasia or short stature). In fact, there are too many types of dwarfism to discuss in just one blog post. Learn about all

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Help Your Child with Disabilities Transition from School to Summer Vacation

In just a few weeks, school will be out for the summer, and children all over North America will have to transition into summer vacation. Most children are thrilled at this news, but for others this transition may not be

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You Can Help Your Special Needs Child Learn Important Social Skills

Did you know that, as a parent, you can help your special needs child learn important social skills? It’s true. Many parents take children with special needs to various health care professionals, such as occupational therapists, to help them learn

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Summer Activities for Kids with Disabilities

Summer is upon us, and with summer comes swimming, grilling out, and spending time with family and friends. Children with disabilities have just as much need as anybody to make summer memories. However, certain disabilities can sometimes cause a child

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What are Sensory Stories?

Sensory problems are a major issue among many children (and adults, for that matter). Just ask any occupational therapist or teacher. Disabilities that negatively affect a child’s ability to process sensory input, such as sensory processing disorder, sensory defensiveness, autism,

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iPad Apps for Your Special Education Classroom

If you are a teacher for special needs students, there is no doubt that you are aware of apps that can help your students grow academically, socially and behaviourally. Apps are becoming staples in today’s special needs classrooms, and for

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Resources for Special Needs Classrooms

This week the Disability Living blog has been writing about special needs teachers — who they are and what they do. DL has also published blogs that feature tips for individuals who educate children with special needs and disabilities. Are

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Should Special Education Teachers Grade Their Students?

This week the Disability Living blog is writing about special education teachers — what they do, who they are, and how they help kids with disabilities. Special education teachers have responsibilities much like any other type of teacher; they must

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Tips for Teachers of Special Needs Students

Just like all teachers, special education teachers sometimes need tips to help make educational methods more effective and classroom time more exciting and fruitful. Are you a teacher for children with special needs and disabilities? If so, continue reading this

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What Does a Special Education Teacher Do?

Special education teachers are people who make amazing impacts on the lives they touch. Although special education is not necessarily an easy field to be in, teachers who choose it are often excited about getting to work with students and see them grow

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