Interactive Metronome Therapy offered this summer

Special Needs NJ is now certifying therapists to provide Interactive Metronome Therapy!

REVOLUTIONARY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF ADHD, AUTISM, STROKE, PARKINSONS AND OTHER DISORDERS AVAILABLE IN Andover NJ, or in your home!

Special Needs NJ, LLP Offers Interactive Metronome Training to Improve Cognitive, Behavioral, Social and Motor Skills

Special Needs NJ. LLP will be offering a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning, in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading difficulty, Auditory Processing Disorders as well as the physical effect of stroke and Parkinson’s.  Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer-based technology that encourages users to match the computer’s rhythm, thereby improving their internal sense of timing, An increasing amount of scientific evidence demonstrates that the brain’s internal clock is integral in the development and maintenance of many cognitive, behavioral, social and motor skills.

Unfortunately, when the brain’s timing malfunctions due to a medical condition—such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism—or is disrupted by a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, or even a degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, the associated physical, mental and emotional symptoms can be difficult to overcome. Locally,Special Needs NJ. LLP (starting this summer) will be offering Interactive Metronome’srhythmic and movement training exercises to improve functioning in children and adults.

“We’ve always known that timing in the brain affected a wide variety of conditions, but until Interactive Metronome we did not have a single therapy that could improve timing in both children and adults” says Linda Leenstra of Special Needs NJ “Both our therapists and patients find Interactive Metronome to be a challenging, yet fun therapy that keeps their attention, and produces significant results.”

Interactive Metronome involves the principles of the traditional musical metronome, combined with the precision of a personal computer to create engaging interactive training exercises. The program uses head phones along with hand and foot sensors to coordinate movements to computer-generated musical beats. Like training wheels on a bicycle, a patented auditory guidance system progressively challenges participants to improve their motor planning, sequencing and rhythmic timing performance.

Interactive Metronome® training is currently available in Andover, NJ at Special Needs NJ, and through a growing network of innovative clinical therapists, child psychologists, and educational specialists throughout the United States. The training can also be done in the comfort of your own home, with IM-Home. For more information, visit www.interactivemetronome.com or www.imhome.org

For further information, and to register for this summer contact

       Linda Leenstra, Special Needs NJ

               (973)940-6923

or email  specialneedsnj@hotmail.com

Video Clips:

For ADHD….. testimonial

For Auditory Processing Disorder

For improved Athletic Timing

IMMEDIATE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

ABA Therapist/Technicians needed to do in home therapy with children living with Autism. Services are needed in the form of child centered instruction, family/care giver training of ABA strategies, involving behavior modification, life skills training, executive functioning skills. This is an IC position with “Make your own hours” benefits

The primary role of an ABA Therapists is to teach play, communication, self-help and academic skills to children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. An ABA Therapist works as part of a team, alongside the family and other therapists, and is supervised and trained by an ABA Program Supervisor.

The ABA Therapist works one-on-one with the child. Initially, the therapy takes place within the home however, as the child grows and develops, the sessions can take place elsewhere. For example, at kinder, school, shopping centres, playgrounds etc. Many of our clients are of middle school and High School age and require community/home/school cross training activities to promote socialization and cognitive awareness

The most important requirement for a potential therapist is a genuine interest in working with children with autism.

ABA therapy is more than just a part-time job and should not be considered as a means of earning extra income. It is a commitment as well as a potential career path for those interested in working long-term with children in the disability field.

Please submit your cover letter of interest, resume, and references to Specialneedsnj@hotmail.com

subject titled: Human Resources/ABA

Patience, problem-solving abilities, creativity, discretion, the ability to think on your feet and lots of energy are general traits that exhibit an ABA therapist. A sense of humour, a positive outlook, the ability to accept constructive criticism and to be able to work independently and as part of a team is critical to the success of this role.

Moving the therapy outside of the home environment is an important part of the child’s education, as s/he needs to be able to generalise the skills developed within the ABA program to other environments, other people and to be able to cope with the distractions encountered in the outside world.

Hudson County Special Education Parent Leadership Round Table

Hudson County Round Table Feb 2015

Hudson County Special Education
Parent Leadership Round Table
This is an opportunity to meet face to face and exchange ideas around what works to enhance and sustain family engagement in schools to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Strategies to start and run local special education parent groups/advisory groups will be discussed and shared. Come and network with other parent leaders in your county.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24th 2015
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm (registration and networking 6:30PM-7PM)
Location: West New York Housing Authority Building
515 54th Street
West New York, NJ
Entrance to the building is on 52nd Street. Municipal parking across the street (on 52nd
Street)
Snow date: Tuesday, March 3rd (Same place and same time)
To register go to http://hudsoncospecialedroundtable.eventbrite.com or contact Myriam Alizo at malizo@spannj.org or 201-960-7159

Parent Education Opportunity

 

RESOURCES 4 CHILDREN, LLC
Presents

Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2015
BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WARNER STUDENT LIFE CENTER
LINCROFT, NJ

Pete Wright is an accomplished special education attorney, law professor, author and advocate whose passion for advocacy grew out of his own personal educational experiences. Pete represented Shannon Carter before the U. S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District Four v. Shannon Carter, 510 U.S. 7 (1993), winning a unanimous decision on Shannon’s behalf. His website, Wrightslaw, is the #1 ranked website about education law, special education law, and special education advocacy.

This one day, six hour program focuses on four areas:
• Special Education law, rights and responsibilities
• Tests and Measures to measure progress and
regression
• SMART IEPs
• Introduction to tactics and strategies for
effective advocacy

WRIGHTSLAW: Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program
Featuring: Pete Wright

download flyer click here

COMING SOON!

INTERACTIVE METRONOME THERAPY

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REVOLUTIONARY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF ADHD, AUTISM, DYSLEXIA, STROKE, PARKINSONS AND OTHER DISORDERS AVAILABLE IN Sparta/Newton NJ

Special Needs NJ Offers Interactive Metronome Training to Improve Cognitive, Behavioral, Social and Motor Skills

 

Special Needs NJ will be offering a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning, in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD and Autism, as well as the physical effect of stroke and Parkinson’s.  Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer-based technology that encourages users to match the computer’s rhythm, thereby improving their internal sense of timing, An increasing amount of scientific evidence demonstrates that the brain’s internal clock is integral in the development and maintenance of many cognitive, behavioral, social and motor skills.

Unfortunately, when the brain’s timing malfunctions due to a medical condition—such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism—or is disrupted by a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, or even a degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, the associated physical, mental and emotional symptoms can be difficult to overcome. Locally, Special Needs NJ now offers Interactive Metronome’srhythmic and movement training exercises to improve functioning in children and adults.

“We’ve always known that timing in the brain affected a wide variety of conditions, but until Interactive Metronome we did not have a single therapy that could improve timing in both children and adults” says Linda Leenstra of Special Needs NJ. “Both our therapists and patients find Interactive Metronome to be a challenging, yet fun therapy that keeps their attention, and produces significant results.”

Interactive Metronome involves the principles of the traditional musical metronome, combined with the precision of a personal computer to create engaging interactive training exercises. The program uses head phones along with hand and foot sensors to coordinate movements to computer-generated musical beats. Like training wheels on a bicycle, a patented auditory guidance system progressively challenges participants to improve their motor planning, sequencing and rhythmic timing performance.

Interactive Metronome® training is currently available in Sparta, Andover, and Newton and through a growing network of innovative clinical therapists, child psychologists, and educational specialists throughout the United States. The training can also be done in the comfort of your own home, with IM-Home.

For local information call Special Needs NJ at (973) 940-6923 A company that cares for ALL people with “Special Needs,” by providing Educational Consultation/Advocacy, IEP reviews and services, Tutoring, ABA, Speech, OT, and PT therapies, and soon… Interactive Metronome!!

or visit www.interactivemetronome.com or www.imhome.org or call toll free 877-994-6776 to be connected to a provider in your area.

Happy Holidays!

MERRY

CHRISTMAS

&

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

From all of us here at

 

SPECIAL NEEDS NJ, LLP

 

We sincerely want to thank you all for  visiting our site, and hope you continue to stay plugged in for 2015

We are excited about new therapy options that will be offered in the New Year

(read below)

And invite you to take advantage of our tutoring special.

New Year update and specials: 

As of the week of January 4thSpecial Needs NJ, will be moving all of their tutoring services and some ABA therapies to 820 Limecrest Rd. Andover NJ.

We have found that we can better serve our students on site where we have access to more computers, i-pads, printers, scanners, copiers etc… along with a new program utilizing Interactive Metronome therapy.

We feel the price of gasoline, along with the time constraints of traveling to individual homes leads to less preparation time, inabilitiy to access internet information, and provide additional materials for our students to utilize post session. Therefore, we feel it is the right time to make this change.

SPECIAL: For the New Year, and in lieu of this change, we are offering a special for all of you!!

For 10 pre-paid sessions: your student will receive an extension of 15 minutes each session, PLUS 2 sessions FREE!

All tutoring and ABA (Life Skills) sessions will be scheduled for Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 2:30pm-7:30pm. Please email or call (973) 940-6923 to book your space.

In home ABA sessions will be booked for Tues., Thurs., and Fridays at a minimum of 2 hours per. (These are Insurance provided therapies).

Pre-paid special will run from Jan. 2, 2014 through March 31, 2014

Here’s wishing all of our families the brightest of this Holiday season!

Transportation and carpooling opportunities are available.

Call our office for information.

(973) 940-6923

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and connect through our new domains: njspecialeducation.com and njspecialeducation.net

TUTORING: Summer and After School

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Special Needs NJ, LLP believes that ALL children have the potential to succeed in school. Our dedicated tutors

are committed to helping improve your child’s academic abilities—no matter the subject or skill level. We work
to pinpoint the exact skills your child needs to learn.
All instruction is differentiated to the students learning ability, mode of learning, with implementation of adaptive
technology, auditory, visual, or tactile aides.

Special Needs NJ, LLP works with each student individually, so your student receives the specific help he/she
“needs.” To ensure success across communities, our tutors will work hand in hand with your school district/
teachers to provide support and guidance.
Our tutors are all NJ certified Special Educators, and Highly Qualified in all subjects.

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1-1 tutor

 

 

 

 

Instruction “Individualized” for the needs of
your child’s learning style and mode.
Learning made FUN !!

 

Our tutors are not just another teacher… We form special bonds with our students, by providing positive supports, praise, and feedback, teaching organizational/executive functioning, and coping skills your child will use for a lifetime

 

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Special Needs NJ named Newton Educational Consultants of the year 2014!
Call (973) 534-3402 today to schedule summer or after school tutoring in your home, community gathering place, or after
school program.

We’ll work with your Board of Education for subsidized services: call for EIN

 

 

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Special Needs NJ, LLP Receives 2014 Best of Newton Award

Special Needs NJ 2014 Best of Newton Educational Consultant
Special Needs NJ 2014 Best of Newton Educational Consultant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Special Needs NJ, LLP Receives 2014 Best of Newton Award

Newton Award Program Honors the Achievement

NEWTON June 5, 2014 — Special Needs NJ, LLP has been selected for the 2014 Best of Newton Award in the Educational Consultant category by the Newton Award Program.

Each year, the Newton Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Newton area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Newton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Newton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Pathways Kids to Perform

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Pathways’ Rock Band is having another amazing concert on May 10, 2014 from 7:30pm-9:00pm at the Montville Township High School Auditorium. We will feature songs from the 1950s to current times and will even be highlighting a Beatles medley! Pathways’ disc jockeys, dancers, martial artists will also be performing. This concert features children of all abilities that have been working for over a year to get ready to perform for you. Click on the rock band logo to the left to download a flyer about the concert. Click below to order your tickets online now! Check out the video below…we are inviting P!INK

click here to learn more

or here to order tickets online

IEP HELP

IEP meeting
It’s IEP time! Where did I put those report cards? FAPE IDEA What was that teacher’s name? LRE Should we keep him in speech? IEE Don’t get caught in a rush, wondering what to discuss, not understanding a single word they say! Call: specialneedsheader.jpg Special Needs NJ…. NOW! 973-534-3402 Our experts can help you interpret those test sores, percentages, rankings etc… But more importantly; we know the law! If you’ve ever been afraid, intimidated, feel unsure, bullied, unheard, talked down to and think your child needs a better written, more individualized IEP? Don’t wait for the last-minute. This is your child’s education! Let’s get together, so this year you feel confident, prepared, educated, and not intimidated. Our advocates are ready and waiting to serve you and your child. Not only will we meet you and your child in the comfort of your own home, but we will accompany you to the meeting at your school. We want to help educate you about the education your child has a right to receive within your home community. Negotiate and work with school professionals to ensure your child gets the best possible education that will address his/her disability “needs.” And not simply pigeon-holed into a one size fits all model of what the school thinks is representative of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Call NOW! 973-534-3402 for your FREE consult