Independent Educational Evaluations and 3 Reasons to Keep Them Private

A “psycho-educational evaluation” is an overall assessment to determine learning disabilities, identify strengths, weaknesses, and cognitive deficiencies. These standardized tests are administered in full and the special sections are performed by various disciplines such as, occupational, speech, and physical therapists. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), before a child can receive special education support services, an initial evaluation needs must be completed within 60 days of the initial request. So what happens if a parents’ request is denied? […]

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When Other Mother’s Stink

We’ve got to have an honest discussion here about what a mothers’ role is; to nurture, protect, guide and love their children. Seems easy enough and I can come up with a few examples why these are the most important traits a mother should possess. But, NOT. SO. FAST! There are additional traits that some lovely women seem to be born with, or at least have developed over the years. Oh please, you know the […]

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Mother’s Just Want to Teach Their Kids Something–Anything!

It’s amazing how many teenagers I meet seem to know more than everyone else I know combined. In fact, these young adults know everything–And. I. Mean. Everything! Take technology and social media for example; teenagers will be able to tell you every “app” which exists today, and if that’s still not enough, they will tell you how to “spy dial,” make an anonymous crank call, or log into a site for instant coupon savings. Impressive. Millennials today […]

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Has Your Child Been Stigmatized? Why Labels Hurt at School

The idea behind the word “stigma” leaves a painful scar–labels stick. As kids get older all that “nice-nice treat others with respect” goes right out the window once those same students transition to middle school. Sorry but your kidlet who is integrated into the regular classroom will get bullied. If I sound a bit flippant about this, I don’t mean to be. Consequently, this is not about respecting other classmates or what should happen at […]

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UT Austin’s Version of “Fahrenheit 451” Poses a Challenge for Their Diverse Student Population

The University of Texas at Austin has a library problem and the disabled community might be the biggest losers of the new plan. In an effort to find new library space to meet current trends in circulation and technology, the college has determined that the resources in the Fine Arts Library, inside the Doty Fine Arts building, must go to make way for other growing college programs. Sort of like Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” where […]

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