Back to School Time with Complex Medical Needs

Back to School Time with Complex Medical Needs

As a parent of a child with complex health needs, I am left here yet again feeling very sorry for myself–and my child–at this time of year. This is the second year in a row that my four-year-old child with multiple disabilities does not have a school to...
ADHD: Impacts on Learning

ADHD: Impacts on Learning

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Why Good Visual Processing (all 8 kinds) Is Important!

Why Good Visual Processing (all 8 kinds) Is Important!

Did you know 65% of the population are visual learners? Now, what do you do when you have a child that has vision loss in one eye, reduced peripheral vision in the other eye, BUT is STILL a visual learner?  Think about that for a minute.  Yes, Joseph, my son with only...
What is Anomia? A Look at Speech Disorders

What is Anomia? A Look at Speech Disorders

What is Anomia? A Look at Speech Disorders Speech or Language Impairments (SLI) is one of the 13 categories for disability recognized by IDEA. There are many reasons why a child may end up with an SLI eligibility for special education including children with autism,...
Don’t Take Away Recess!

Don’t Take Away Recess!

Don't Take Away Recess! I recently posted an article from The Telegraph about how children have greater energy levels greater than endurance athletes. Immediately parents in my IEP/504 Assistance group on Facebook started complaining that their child has/had lost...
Braille: Time For A Comeback!

Braille: Time For A Comeback!

September 30, 2018|ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL EDUCATION, VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (VI) My son, Joseph, Brailled this birthday card for me. Though there are several versions of the alphabet for the visually impaired like the Moon Alphabet,  Gall’s...