Deafness and Hearing Loss
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), formerly the Education of the Handicapped Act (P.L. 94-142), includes "hearing impairment" and "deafness" as two of the categories under which children with disabilities may be eligible for special education and related services programming.... Children with Disabilities Understanding Sibling Issues
Abstract For many families, raising a child with a disability or chronic illness poses many challenges. Some of these challenges focus on the relationship between the siblings in the family which influences the social, psychological, and emotional development of each child. The relationship... Respite Care
Raising a child with disability or chronic illness poses many challenges. As families meet these challenges, time off can become a necessity for the caretakers. In recent years, the growth of respite care services--short-term specialized child care-- has begun to provide families with some... View from the Top: How Principals View Learning Problems
As school leaders, principals define and shape the "culture" of schools. How do principals view children who have learning problems? What should schools do for children who have school and learning problems? In 1997, "How Administrators Understand Learning Difficulties" (by Allington,...
IEP - Waiting For A Response
November 14, 2013, 12:07 pm
Itís now been a month since Iíve been trying to get some answers about my childís education. It started when my husband and I noticed that when my daughter came home she had little knowledge of what was being taught although her grades reflected differently. Then she would tell us that she would... To The Principle Office We Go!
November 6, 2013, 5:27 pm
The past few weeks Iíve been noticing that my daughter has been coming home with very high grades in subjects that she struggled really hard with. My daughter struggles with anything that revolves around reading comprehension due to her disability. I noticed that she would come home with 100ís... IEP Ė The Meeting Finally!!!!
December 10, 2013, 7:00 pm
So we finally went to the meeting for my daughters IEP. It has been about a month since I last wrote about it but I was absolutely shocked at the fact of how the teachers would not take responsibility for their actions. It seems as though they were trying to blame everything on my daughter and...