Penelope Anne Cole: Author of Award Winning Children’s Books the Magical Series

Penelope Anne Cole: Author of Award Winning Children’s Books the Magical Series

Folks behind our Special Needs Blog are pleased to welcome award winning author, teacher, tutor and children’s book reviewer, Penelope Anne Cole.  We have reviewed two of her children’s books on our Special Needs Book Review site, Magical Matthew and the second one, Magical Mea. Also we have an awesome interview with her on that same site where she tells us about her first book and her first teaching jobs.

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Evangelina’s HeartStrings – – – Hope For Evangelina.

Evangelina’s HeartStrings – – – Hope For Evangelina.

We often get emails from families with special needs kids. Often these messages are emotional.

My post today is about such a family. As a Canadian, I am usually stunned at the financial hardship that my neighbours to the south endure. This story is no exception.

Hope For Evangelina was written by Mom Amanda, using a MOBILE PHONE. Complete with vivid images, her message brought up the memory of my own 30 wk premie. Their financial and family issues are unlike ours, but the helplessness of having to watch your child struggle, is shared. Many of you will also empathize, Evangelina pulls at the HeartStrings…

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Two Books on Behavior Solutions IN and BEYOND the Inclusive Classroom

Two Books on Behavior Solutions IN and BEYOND the Inclusive Classroom

Parents and teachers should know about two great books on behaviors solutions by Beth Aune, OTR/L, Beth Burt and Peter Gennaro. The first published was Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: A Handy Reference Guide that Explains Behaviors Associated with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other Special Needs. However as all who work in the school system know that challenging or different behaviors do not only happen in the classroom but in all areas of the school, the authors wrote a second book, a great companion for their first one, More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom.

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Meet Dr. Duncan McKinlay, the Psychologist with Tourette Syndrome

Meet Dr. Duncan McKinlay, the Psychologist with Tourette Syndrome

I must introduce you to a remarkable person who can be the answer to your prayers if you know, love  or work with a person who has Tourette syndrome. For our Author Interview Series, I was honored to interview a renowned fellow Canadian, Dr. Duncan McKinlay. He is the author of Nix Your Tics! Eliminate Unwanted Tic Symptoms  A How-To Guide for Young People. Duncan McKinlay is the psychologist with Tourette syndrome himself who has become the perfect mentor for all families coping with Tourette.

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