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5 Questions to Ask a Therapeutic School
August 25, 2020

5 Questions to Ask a (Prospective) Therapeutic Program or School by Michelle Grappo, M.A., Ed.M., NCSP Is your child (or teen or young adult) struggling? If you are beginning the process of exploring a program or school with clinical therapy, it’s important to do your homework. The best way? Interview personnel at programs — personally….

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5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas
July 28, 2020

5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas I did a brief presentation at the Families in Global Transition conference in Washington, DC, for internationally mobile families about taking special needs children overseas. These are my “Top 5” tips based on years of experience working with international families as an Independent…

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15 Things to Know if You Want to Do Your University Studies Abroad
July 1, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Attending School Overseas Have you considered doing your university studies outside the United States? Many globally-minded students are strongly considering various international options now, and the good news is that universities around the world are eager to welcome students from around the world to study overseas. For the last 5…

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10 TIPS and TRICKS I’ve learned homeschooling during quarantine
April 28, 2020

 10 tips and tricks I’m learning while homeschooling my four children. I have four boys that range in age from 6-16 years old. With a child in high school, junior high, elementary school, and kindergarten, it’s been a bit of a circus trying to meet the physical and emotional needs of each child. Here are…

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Five Signs a College Student may Benefit from Extra Support
May 22, 2019

Challenge is a part of the normal transition to college. The difficult parts of life are the parts where we learn and grow. And, sometimes students struggle an extraordinary amount and require support. Here are five signs a college student may benefit from extra support: 1. Communication: What is communication with home like? Are students…

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Texas Colleges and Universities: Texas A&M, Rice University, Trinity College, Schreiner University and the University of Houston
July 25, 2018

  Starting the Texas Tour Prior to the IECA Conference in Austin this year, I had the opportunity to visit 6 Texas colleges and universities in east and central Texas with a group of other IECA college consultants. Starting on a Sunday night at the Hilton School of Hospitality Management at the University of Houston,…

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