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Are You and Your Child Coachable?

BY TOM CURRY Colleges today may want to recruit a certain student athlete to fit into their program. But remember that the student and parent must be able to fit in with the program. The other day, we had an assistant college football coach in our athletic department recruiting one of our players. As I sat in and listened



Blunders™ is a board game designed for children ages five and up who would benefit from learning polite behavior in an informal setting by identifying rude behavior from polite behavior, while learning appropriate responses to situations and scenarios. In this game the Blunder children, like real children, know that good manners will also help them make more friends, do better in school and develop self-confidence.


Finding Their Voices

Camp Program Helps Kids Who Use Computers To Communicate  Every August, a caravan pulls up at Camp Chatterbox in New Jersey and when the car doors open, campers pile out to begin a fun-packed week of activities. Some are Chatterbox veterans, others are tentative newcomers, but all of them are excited to be there for an


Having the Conversation with Your Seriously Ill Child

BY LAUREN AGORATUS, M.A. Pediatric Starter Kit In the interest of full disclosure, I have a daughter with multiple life-threatening conditions who “coded” and had to be resuscitated on several occasions. So reviewing the Pediatric Starter Kit, which was designed by The Conversation Project to help parents of seriously ill children who want guidance about “having the conversation” with their children, was



This Artic Attack and other S and Z games are designed for use in the classroom, treatment, or home, and is for individuals with lisps. By playing the game, the player works on the correct pronunciation of words. Addresses frontal and lateral lisp articulation errors. Follows The Entire world of S & Z methodology. Includes exploded “T” (/ts/final) and initial, medial


ep 2015 Teachers of the Year

BY VANESSA B. IRA, EDITOR EP MAGAZINE Three outstanding Teachers of the Year are being honored in this edition of EP (Exceptional Parent) magazine, our Annual Schools & Camps Issue. These are teachers whose work requires extraordinary patience, sometimes in the midst of constant emotional outbursts. Teachers who must focus always on what a student can do – and not on



The Air-Lite Ball Pit is designed for use by children who are exploring their senses or by children who would benefit from sensory integration activities and/or gross motor therapy. Recommended for children who are tactile defensive. Children can roll, crawl, balance and burrow in this large sensory ball pit. The balls massage and provide deep pressure and relaxation. Cushioned bottom for soft landing



BY KIMBERLEE RUTAN McCAFFERTY  This past summer my family and I spent a day at Great Adventure. It’s the only place Justin, my severely autistic son, willingly stays for more than an hour (I have often joked with my husband that wherever we live has to be within a 30 minute radius of a Six Flags parks.) It’s usually