I Hope My Kids Get C’s
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by Sarah Marchwiany
3w ago
By TMoM Team Member, Ashley Quinn Kibby When I was in grade school in the 1990s, nothing mattered more than academic performance. I had to get A’s because I needed them to prove my intellect, make my parents proud, and get into college. In college, I had to make Dean’s List for many of the same reasons. But once I started my career in advertising, my ability to score big on a test was not the most useful skill, and it certainly did not prepare me to navigate the complexities of life. Sure, memory and retention are great muscles to exercise. But we need much more than good grades to devel ..read more
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7 Ways to Advocate for Your Child at School
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by Sarah Marchwiany
3w ago
By Guest Blogger Neely Turlington If you’re like me, the start of a new school year can bring on a range of emotions. There can be excitement for the possibilities ahead, worry about the challenges and confusion about how to get the year started on the right track.  As the parent of a child with learning difficulties, special needs or differences this can be a difficult time of year.  But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming if you have a game plan. If you are ready to welcome the new school year and get your student off to a great start, consider these seven tips to make it a great y ..read more
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Resources for Moms and Students
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by Suzy
4M ago
By TMoM Team Member Lauren Warren In today’s Friday Finds, learn about resources for moms and students….. Educational Support for Your Kids Discover Our Lady of Grace Catholic School Staying Updated with TMoM on Instagram ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Set Your Student Up for Success with Academic Coaching Collegiate Academic Support specializes in academic coaching to support students who need assistance with executive function skills and assignment submissions. They empower students to develop skills in organization, se ..read more
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Nurturing Strength: Medical Advocacy for Your Medically Complex Child
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by Sandy Harper
7M ago
By Guest Blogger Marilyn Beaver Embarking on the journey of parenthood is filled with joy and hope. But for some parents, it takes an unexpected turn when they find themselves caring for a medically complex child. These children face ongoing health challenges, requiring specialized care and advocacy beyond conventional parenting. My own journey began five years ago with my first pregnancy. Although there was incredible excitement, we had enough scans and tests along the way to know that, by the time my due date approached in December 2018, we were heading solidly down a medically complex path ..read more
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Thanksgiving with Gratitude: Celebrating with the Autism Community in the Triad
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by Suzy
7M ago
By Guest Blogger Seph Bartholomew, of Key Autism Services The month of November is a time for reflection and thankfulness, where families and communities express gratitude for their blessings. In the Triad region of North Carolina, this year brings an additional reason for the autism community to be thankful – the establishment of the Key Autism Services Autism Center in Winston-Salem. Key Autism Services has a strong reputation for its commitment to supporting individuals with autism and their families. They focus on evidence-based therapies and maintain a dedicated team of professionals, ma ..read more
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7 Strategies for a Successful End of Year IEP Meeting
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by Sandy Harper
7M ago
By TMoM Team Member Britney Dent As the school year draws to an end, most teachers are scheduling end of year IEP meetings or “re-eval” meetings. An IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a legally binding document that lays out accommodations for students receiving special education services. Having IEP meetings can be very hard on parents of a special needs child. Often, these meetings are very intimidating. Being in a room with the support team for your child, often 6 or more people can seem daunting. Although, it is important to remember they are there to help your child. In these meeting ..read more
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Triad Resources for Special Needs
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by Sarah Marchwiany
7M ago
By TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders When your child has a special need, regardless of severity, you may feel isolated and as though no one has experienced what you are going through. Then, to find the resources your child needs, and are the right fit for you and your family, feels like a daunting and time-consuming task. We created this directory of special needs resources that features local services and other supportive programs that benefit children with special needs and their families. We started this directory with the help of reader referrals and we continue to add to it and update ..read more
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Doing Good Things – Solutions for Independence
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by Sandy Harper
7M ago
Guest Blogger Cameron Egan, Solutions for Independence’s Outreach Coordinator Did you know that one out of every four adults in North Carolina has a disability? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,198,903 adults are living with a disability (Disability & Health U.S. State Profile Data: North Carolina, 2022). Founded in the early 1990s, Solutions for Independence (SFI), is a federally funded, nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to people with disabilities. Solutions for Independence We recognize the need for accessible and in ..read more
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Multisensory Math: The Golden Nugget For Students With Learning Differences
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by Sarah Marchwiany
7M ago
An Interview with Toni DeFiglia by Noble Academy Administrators As we enter Dyslexia, ADHD, and Learning Differences Awareness Month, Lower School Teachers Hannah Adelman and Toni DeFiglia spent an entire week this past summer focused on professional development in Multisensory Math (MSM). You may have heard about multisensory approaches to reading and writing. Well, the multisensory approach and the benefit of it to students with learning differences can be part of a math curriculum as well. The Multisensory Math Approach The Multisensory Math Approach is the brainchild of Marilyn Zecher, MA ..read more
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Oct. 18, 2022: Mental Health For Students With Learning Differences
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by Rachel Hoeing
7M ago
Parent Education Series Mental Health for Students With Learning Differences Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 pm Noble Academy 3310 Horse Pen Creek Rd Greensboro NC, 27410  As we enter Dyslexia, ADHD, and Learning Differences Awareness Month, Noble Academy will kick off its 2022-2023 Parent Education Series with Mental Health for Students With Learning Differences. This event will be held on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 pm in the Upper School Auditorium. Jo Hughes, PA-C, CAQ-PSY, of Triad Psychiatric & Counseling Center, PA will discuss adolescent neurodevelopment, anxiety disorde ..read more
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