Dr. Jennifer Jencks presents at School Trauma and the Complex Learner: Identification & Intervention

School Trauma & the Complex Learner: 3 Takeaways from Wolf School’s Annual Conference

Now in its third year, The Wolf School Complex Learners Conference continues to bring together speakers with a variety of expertise and perspectives in order to grow a greater understanding of how children who learn and interact differently, can unlock their potential. This year, with a focus on the impact

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A Parents Perspective

On April 28th, parent co-chairs Russell Carey & Rebekah Ham received a standing ovation after their moving speech at The Wolf School’s annual fundraising gala, Discover the Difference.  As parents of a child with complex learning needs, navigating their daughter’s educational journey hasn’t always been easy but it’s always been

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WOLF WEDNESDAY: KINDERGARTEN AND THE COMPLEX LEARNER

Early intervention research unequivocally points to first grade as the time when education has its greatest impact. Unfortunately, students with complex learning needs are often overlooked. Here, Leah Valentine, The Wolf School’s Kindergarten teacher extraordinaire, explains what a difference it can make getting Complex Learners ready to learn when there

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WOLF WEDNESDAYS: MAY THE OT BE WITH YOU

Winning the Battle with Complex Learners  When I first started as a teacher at The Wolf School I was certain my students would enjoy each lesson, gain confidence, and learn. But from the very first forty-minute math class I found the majority of time was spent redirecting and correcting behaviors.

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WOLF WEDNESDAYS: WHAT’S WITH THE CHICKEN NUGGETS?

Seven Strategies for Picky Eaters Not many kids get excited about broccoli. Or ask to have spinach quiche at their birthday party. Or choose the crudité over potato chips. But some kids are pickier than others when it comes to food. They only eat chicken nuggets, or mac and cheese,

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WOLF WEDNESDAY: IS IT ANXIETY, OR IS IT ANXIETY?

3 Suggestions for Complex Learners If your child is a Complex Learner, you have seen anxiety in action. It could look like a jittery body, a “deer in headlights” expression, crying, a full-blown tantrum, refusing to go to school, physical aches and pains, fear of crowds, procrastination, making excuses, asking

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WOLF WEDNESDAYS: ORGANIZING THE UNORGANIZED

Three Things to Keep in Mind It’s January, and yes, all the holiday decorations and New Year’s glitter is gone, but in its place, there’s a marketing ploy at hand. Get organized. Storage bins of every size, color coded files and boxes, cleaners and vacuums and new sheets are all

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Time for YOU!

It’s time for our Wolf Wednesday blog post and the final Holiday Tip! This is the one that everybody tells you about, and you read about in all the magazine and blogs, and you know you should do it, but somehow it always falls to the bottom of your list.

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Move It!

If the temperatures continue to make outdoor play difficult, you need to keep things moving inside! As you know, movement is important for all kids, but it’s even more critical for Complex Learners, helping with sensory regulation, mood, focus and organization. During the break from school and the regular routine,

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On the Road, Again

It wouldn’t be the holidays without visiting family. And for some of us, the visits can be lengthy. From a half-hour ride and an all-day visit, to a six-hour car ride staying several days, to plane travel with a week in-between, travel is inevitable. Most children love the idea of

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