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Anxiety During a National Emergency

As the news about COVID-19 gets more alarming every day, it is understandable that everyone is feeling anxious right now. With schools closed, special needs children are missing their normal routines and caregivers are faced with the overwhelming task of helping children make sense of what is happening. Our children are looking to us for […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to keep your child occupied

Every parent is struggling right now to manage work or unemployment with everyone at home together, but parents of special needs kids have a particularly difficult job. Family routines have been disrupted, social outlets have been removed, and professional supports have been decreased or eliminated.  Create a flexible routine?Routines can create structure and give your […]

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Transitioning to Online Learning due to the closing of Harbor School during COVID-19

Anne Gunteski, principal of the Harbor School of Eatontown, New Jersey describes the process of transitioning to the virtual home learning model in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. A Monumental Task On February 28, we sent the first letter to parents and staff regarding the virus outbreak. At that point, we were monitoring the situation, increasing […]

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New Jersey 11th district awarded Harbor School a vetted designation for their role in special education

The New Jersey 11th district awarded The Harbor School a vetted designation for their role in 50 years of special education in New Jersey.The Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey have proclaimed a joint legislative resolution honoring and saluting The Harbor School, and affirming the school’s importance to the people of […]

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Harbor School’s Speech Program: Methods used in Speech Therapy

Everyone has the right to communicate their wants, thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The speech therapy department at Harbor School is dedicated to providing each student with a means to functionally and socially communicate with others throughout their school day in a caring, supportive, yet challenging environment. Our speech therapy program uses several methods of augmentative […]

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