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Where Parents Are

Where Parents Are

Compiled by Helen Jones (former G.E.A.R. staff member) through personal experience. There are 30-31 days in a month. Here are 31 examples of everyday life for us, the parents of children with special needs!   Sitting in an emergency room or hospital with their...

Intervention Strategies For Attention Deficit Behaviors

Intervention Strategies For Attention Deficit Behaviors

Reduce stimuli whenever possible. Pay attention to and respond warmly to the child’s positive behaviors often. (such as playing quietly or being responsible) Communicate approval by facial expression, tone of voice and touch. Show excitement around accomplishments....

Importance of Maintaining Your Composure

Importance of Maintaining Your Composure

As parents, many of us are full of emotion when we finally make the call to someplace/someone to help “fix” things for our child with special needs. What happens is, our emotions alienate the very person that can help us. Our emotions come through as frustration and...

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