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February 23rd, 2015
This post explores a new way of viewing attention seeking behaviors.
I’m grateful for the wonderful response to my last post, Ten Things to Ask of Professionals working with your Special Needs Child, which focused on helping the adults in your child’s life to see the positive, not just the deficits. In the coming weeks, I’ll focus on each point individually, elaborating more specifically on [...]
December 4th, 2014
A Fresno, California mother made headlines when she sued her daughter’s teacher and school administrators. The mom had paid a surprise classroom visit and allegedly found her developmentally delayed seven-year-old locked in a makeshift cage and wearing a soiled diaper.
The principal of the school reportedly told police that the enclosure was a safety precaution that [...]
Valuable information can be gleaned from autistic persons writing about their educational experiences. A common theme arising from such writings is that all too often, behaviors are taken at face value and competence is not presumed. Because the neural circuits connecting the motor system to ideas or intention can be seriously impacted in autism, taking [...]
There are many reasons IEP’s can be stressful. Here is a list of a few related to the emotional ramifications of the process on parents. Please feel free to respond and add your own. The implication here is not that school administrators and teaching staff ever intend to make IEP’s an adversarial process. The reason [...]