A network to share best practices for children with special needs
I always find it curious to have special months creating awareness. While I think it is a good idea as a reminder to everyone, I think it also promotes the idea that we only need to concentrate on specific topics at a specific time. That is why I wear an autism wristband every day; have an autism puzzle piece on the…Continue
I wish I had coined the phrase Response to Intervention at the same moment it was embedding itself into the fabric of the school system. I could have retired early. However, Response to Intervention, or RTI as it is known, is a good thing. First of all from the Parent perspective, we have been doing it from day…Continue
As teachers we know that test taking is not something you do only on Test day. It is something you prepare for every day. We work on test taking strategies with every task we attempt to do so that hopefully at test time they are intrinsic to how we approach a test.
With that said, if you have an IEP, the…Continue
I remember when my five year old son came home devastated with a note from the teacher. He asked me what “tarded” meant. After reading the note and deciphering his five year old jargon, I realized that another child had called him “retarded.” After regaining my composure I grabbed a book I had on the shelf…Continue