You might be wondering, what is a 504 Plan? Well, 504 Plans are designed to help students learn alongside their peers in a mainstream classroom setting. They do this by removing personal barriers to learning. This system of support is beneficial for a variety of students, including individuals who have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This means that students with apparent (i.e. behavior, difficulty in sustaining atten
Fall is upon us and school is back in session which can mean increased anxiety in children and ourselves. We have all felt this stress before. We are enjoying our weekend with our family and then all of a sudden it is Sunday and the anxiety of the approaching week starts to set in. In our house we affectionately refer to those feelings as the Sunday “scaries”. We may begin to feel stressed about what work or chores around the house we may not have completed. Maybe we have put
Routine is part of all of our lives. Whether it is a cup of coffee every morning before work, a daily jog through the neighborhood, or watching a favorite TV show in the evening, we all develop patterns that create consistency in our day-to-day lives. Simple routines make our lives predictable and stable. Furthermore, rituals provide us with a sense of belonging and connection to others. Family rituals are consistent over time, but not necessarily part of the family routine.