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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“FREE” Easy Research Writing ‘Template’ For a Simple 5 Paragraph Essay

Help your student write independently ***Click below for a FREE blank template  Students who learn differently might find the attached “Research Writing Template” helpful when constructing their own 5 paragraph essay. For a personal narrative, persuasive, or argumentative essay, students will find this basic outline easy to use. Simply fill-in the areas using their own data and information. Remember, a persuasive and argumentative essay is an attempt to change someone’s opinion so students will look for […]

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3 Reasons to Add “Teachers’ Notes” to the IEP and 3 Reasons It’s a Mess

Students with “Copy of teachers’ notes” as an accommodation should take ‘note.’ I couldn’t resist that pun, but really, this is no laughing matter. If your student has this accommodation on the IEP, most likely by now, you’ve realized that it doesn’t work as smoothly as it should. If parents are not aware of this accommodation, they can request to have it added as an addendum to the IEP. The case manager and the regular […]

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Does Communication at Your Kid’s School Stink? Join the Parent Teacher Student Organization

Make new friends at the meetings I recently attended a two-hour long high school PTSO meeting. Yes, it was long, and yes, it was information overload on a weekday that seemed full of way too much to do anyway. As I sat at the meeting table, I couldn’t help wonder what motivates these other parents that they are so actively involved at their child’s school. By the time the meeting ended, I had my answer; it was their children. Most […]

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