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? […]

» Read more

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 […]

» Read more

December 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout December. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. Special Education Day –  December 2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3

» Read more

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) Is Like a Fast Moving Game

Parents whose children have an IEP understand the dilemma of taking sides. Many parents are adamant about what they want for their child, yet fail to discuss the needs and wants of their opponent, albeit, the teachers. Of course not…it wouldn’t be a game then, right? Sports teams don’t care one bit what the other team needs because both teams are there to win. Just like any sports team, both parents and teachers have a plan for success. […]

» Read more

October 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout October. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. ADHD Awareness Month Blindness Awareness Month Disability Employment Awareness Month Down Syndrome Awareness Month Dwarfism Awareness Month Learning Disabilities Awareness Month Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Spina Bifida Awareness Month World Cerebral Palsy Day –   October 6, 2017 International Stuttering Awareness Day –  October 22  

» Read more
1 2 3 6