I frequently hear parents’ misconceptions about the Special Education system. It’s a fallacy to think that every student may receive services under the same qualifications. Students may receive services for a number of reasons including: Autism spectrum, Speech, Learning Disability, Emotional Disturbance (ED), Intellectual Disability (ID), and Other Health Impairment (OHI). Students can qualify with at least one of the aforementioned categories. A student may have more than one area in which the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team is focusing on.
With the holidays right around the corner and the schedule filling up, I’m reminded how busy this time of year can be. Don’t get me wrong, the holidays can be a fun-filled season with holiday cheer and delicious food. However, for many, this season can also mean higher than average levels of anxiety because of the additional costs, events, and more socializing. While every individual has a slightly different strategy of reducing their winter woes, I wanted to provide some tips on what you can do to keep the holidays merry and bright.
Do you consider yourself an introvert? Do you get tired after social engagements? The holidays are tough enough, without being overwhelmed by all the social engagements. The trick is navigating through the maze of holiday parties and still feel like you’re able to recharge your battery. Renewing our battery levels may vary a little from person to person. Following these tips will help you glide through the holidays.
Megan Bowling, M.A., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been in the mental health field for more than ten years and is passionate about sharing mental health wellness strategies.
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