The governor has announced that school is closed through May 20, 2020 and the Commissioner of Education made clear that closure through the end of the school year is possible. It’s April 14, 2020 and most schools have been closed since March 16. This means parents have been stepping up to the plate to educate their children at home for almost three weeks. It’s hard for adults to imagine continuation of “distance learning” for 6 or more weeks. For kids, that concept is even more difficult to grasp.
It is National Eating Disorders Awareness week. People don’t often think about eating disorders when they think about special education, but eating disorders can have a significant impact on education. Eating disorders can impact cognitive functioning. Children with eating disorders often have co-occurring disabilities, like depression and anxiety.
I am excited to present at SpEdConnecticut’s 12 week Special Education training series. My presentation, “Emotional Disturbance – Advocating in the School,” will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm.
September is suicide awareness month and I keep thinking about something I came across recently. As I often do when writing a blog post, I looked back at previous blog posts to see what I had written on the topic, in this case service animals.
National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th, but if you ask me we should celebrate our furry friends every day! One of the best things about having a dog in the office is that Harley is always readily available for comfort.
Yes, they can! Schools often overlook children with mental health needs like anxiety and depression, particularly when those mental health needs that manifest themselves internally. Depression and anxiety are often invisible.