Independent, not a word often used to describe children with special needs. But there comes a time when they must be given the chance to show themselves that they have the ability to accomplish daily tasks on an independent basis. Read the rest of this entry →
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I was about six years old when I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I was sitting on the staircase with my older brother and my leg started shaking. I couldn’t stop it and my brother and I thought it was very funny. When my Mom came over to see what was going on she wasn’t amused. The doctors told my parents I had a seizure that was caused by epilepsy. Read the rest of this entry →
A month into my son’s kindergarten year a new little boy was moved into his classroom. This little boy had been causing problems in his original classroom and the teacher couldn’t handle him so he was moved into my son’s class. During his time in kindergarten this little boy got suspended over and over again for various violent misdeeds. Read the rest of this entry →
Summer is a time for fun, laughter and lazy days!!! But it’s also a time for a change in routine which can be difficult to deal with. My son thrives on structure and has had hard time with a change in his routine. Whether its bedtime, certain foods or activities he does on a daily basis change is difficult. Read the rest of this entry →
Reading is a highly complex, integrated activity that daunts as many as 33 percent of the population. Many children become proficient readers regardless of how they are taught. However, for children who experience difficulty learning to gain meaning from print, reading must be systematically and carefully taught. Read the rest of this entry →
Max had dreamed of going to college ever since his father told him, “Everyone in our family goes to college.” Max related well to people. They trusted him. He had a head for business. His manner inspired confidence. Max wanted to major in business. But, in order to be admitted to business college, he needed to pass a statistics class. Read the rest of this entry →