Family Recommendations & Resources

Family Recommendations & Resources2020-04-28T15:49:06+00:00

Ask Our Behavior Experts

SESI and our network of schools have created an email inbox where you can send questions you may have about managing behaviors at home.  Questions will be answered confidentially by our national network of behavioral experts so that we can help you manage through this period of stay-at-home living. Please let us know how we can help – send questions to the Ask the Behavior Experts at behaviorsupport@sesischools.com. We will answer your questions as soon as we can.  Ask away! Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. We will do our best to keep this information confidential. The [...]

Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals: Active Learning (Video)

The second video in our Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals series discusses how to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities with three examples. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. ALLEVIATING BOREDOM PDF

Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals: Provide Options and Adjust Pace (Video)

The first video in our Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals series discusses how to provide choice and adjust pace within daily tasks to motivate your child, in addition to sharing three ways to turn everyday activities into learning experiences with examples. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. ALLEVIATING BOREDOM PDF

Motivating Students Through Choice: Breaking Up the Day (Video)

The fourth video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series discusses three strategies to break up the day to increase motivation. Learn why it's important to provide breaks from task demands within your child's daily schedule. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

Dr. Diane Myers Shares How to Support Students with IEPS During Distance Learning

Everyone Deserves to Learn interviewed Dr. Diane Myers, SESI SVP of Special Education - Behavior Management, about supporting students with IEPS during distance learning. Students with IEPs and their families are facing some of the greatest disruptions from the pandemic, and administrators can help with that by listening to the needs of students and families, potentially reallocating resources (e.g., for students with severe behavioral challenges, an administrator may approve a more robust incentive system to have available reinforcers for those students via a token economy adapted to remote learning), and making sure that teachers and students have the technology [...]

Motivating Students Through Choice: Reducing Task Demands (Video)

The third video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series focuses on how to reduce task demands for your children daily in order for them to be the most productive. Learn why it's important to provide breaks and shorten tasks within your child's daily schedule. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

Motivating Students Through Choice: Providing Options (Video)

The second video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series focuses on tips on how to provide options for your children daily. Learn all about why it's important to provide options within your child's daily schedules in order to make their days run smoother. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

Motivating Students Through Choice: Daily Activities (Video)

The first video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series focuses on including choice in daily activities. Learn all about why it's important to provide choices in your child's daily activities in order to increase the likelihood of participation. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed

To slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), many schools have closed unexpectedly. To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students. Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish). Visit the Find Meals for Kids website here to find access [...]

Establishing a Learning Environment (Video)

The second video in our Maintaining Structure at Home Series focuses on establishing a learning environment. Included in our video are five tips for parents and guardians to help set up a school-like setting at home for academic and behavioral success. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. Maintaining Structure in the Home PDF

The Importance of Routine (Video)

The first video in our Maintaining Structure at Home Series focuses on the importance of a routine. While daily schedules may have been disrupted recently, finding a new routine can help provide a sense of control, predictability, well-being, and calm for everyone in your household. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. Additional resource from National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Maintaining Structure in the Home PDF

Tips for maintaining structure in the home

How can families support children who are home for an extended period of time? Download Resources Now 11 Tips For Families Institute a regular schedule Monday-Friday with an agreed-on wakeup time and designated hours for instructional time (e.g., work sent home, online modules suggested by the school, reading books, etc.). First 30 minutes: Complete silent reading (could be a chapter book, iReady, assignment sent from school). Second 30 minutes: Complete math activity (could be assignment sent from school, online module, or around- the-house project, e.g., measuring the dimensions of a room or figuring out cost [...]

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