How to Prepare Kids for Back-to-School

As you and your family prepare for a new school year, be aware that kids may be feeling many different emotions. Some are ready to get back to their routines, after-school activities and seeing their friends, while others might be more nervous about a new teacher or making friends. Having conversations with them and planning ahead as a family can make a big difference! Our resources help your child take on this school year with confidence.

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Back-to-School Conversation Starters

Use this list of back-to-school conversation starters so you and your child can reflect on the summer and get prepared for the upcoming school year.


Helping Children Minimize Back-to-School Anxiety

Back-to-school anxiety is often a part of the transition to a new school year for children. Since the start of the pandemic, it has affected some kids more intensely. Learn tips to help your children through their anxiety.


IEPs, 504 Plans and FBAs Explained

Students who have a hard time at school may benefit from programs designed to help meet their educational needs or learning styles. The most common offered are 504 plans, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs).


Getting Ready for the First Day of School

Many kids feel lots of emotions about their first day of school. This is a great opportunity to start a conversation with them about how they’re feeling.


6 Tips for Students in the Age of Online Learning

Now, as kids are heading back to school – many online again – here are some tips to make sure the year goes smoothly.


Dyslexia: Helping Kids Who Struggle with Reading, Writing and Spelling

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability resulting from deficits in phonological awareness, rapid automatic naming, working memory and processing speed.

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