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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January 2018 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout January. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. Birth Defects Awareness Month World Braille Day – January 4 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day – January 24

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