The information provided in this newsletter is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice.
Suggested tips for overcoming separation anxiety for the first day of preschool by Karen A. Bilich and Ilisa Cohen, Parents, November 23, 2022. First Day of Preschool: Tips for Separation Anxiety and More (parents.com)
As your child ages, stress will start to impact pre-teens more than in early grades. They may begin to feel the stress that results from more demanding homework or the increased social pressures that come with the pre-teen years. You may want to explore physical exercise as a stress releaser, such as going on a walk, Yoga, shooting hoops. School stress may require a discussion with the teacher.
When students enter high school, especially those students with disabilities, a whole new range of challenges develop. Up until now, students just did assignments, but now they will add more studying techniques. This also is the time when students look forward to life after high school.
An excellent resource: About Susan Kruger, M.Ed. America's #1 Learning Expert (studyskills.com)
Help them manage time to study effectively. Many students with disabilities have a very difficult time recognizing the passage of time. It even has a name, “time blindness."
Time management is a taught skill. Students do not learn it on their own. A physical calendar, phone calendar, or home-based family wall calendar will help students track what needs to be done and by when.
Help them to learn how to prioritize assignments and other activities.
Discuss potential career, personal, or higher education goals with your child. Support your student’s dreams for their future.
Decision making skills for high school students are critical when they soon will be heading out into the world and making adult decisions.
Lisa Rudy said it best in her article of tips for parents of disabled children “Yes, it should be the school’s job to be sure your child has what they need to succeed. But the bottom line is that no one cares about, understands, or advocates for your child as well as you can!”
If you need assistance, remember we are just a phone call or email away when help is needed. OCECD phone: 740-382-5452 or email: [email protected]
For additional resources, visit our website: www.ocecd.org
Also check out:
Search Results | Understood Back-to-school resources
Families of Students with Disabilities | Ohio Department of Education
Students with Disabilities | Ohio.gov | Official Website of the State of Ohio
Are There Other Resources and Supports for My Child and Family? | Ohio Early Intervention
Developmental Disabilities Services Toolkit | Department of Developmental Disabilities (ohio.gov)
Resources for Parents | Ohio Children's Trust Fund
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The last few days of summer are upon us! To help parents, especially those of children with disabilities, OCECD has compiled tips to keep in mind as summer winds down and the school year begins. This newsletter will provide ideas and tips for transitioning out of the vacation mindset and back into study mode and getting the new year off to a positive running start.
Studies show that parental involvement and communicating directly with their children’s schools is one of the key factors in students’ success.
The more your child knows about what’s coming next, the better prepared they will be for the new school year.
More details are included in the OCECD publication, What is an IEP?
The Daily report card
Weekly monitoring report
Here are a few of the challenges you might to tackle in the summer, rather than waiting until the first day of school. Taken from Weekly monitoring report.pdf
There is more to starting school than school supplies. Children with disabilities are more likely to have additional health issues. As a result, they may visit the school nurse’s office more than other students.
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