Tag Archive: School

May 16th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

If your child has mastered foundational listening and spoken language skills and is good at early reading comprehension, it’s time to take the task away from parent/teacher/therapist-read stories and to give the child tools for […]

May 9th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand written text and use that information in meaningful ways.  It’s a skill that can be difficult for many children, including those with hearing loss, but it is an […]

March 28th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

On day two at the school, I started by learning some great new songs that I can’t wait to bring back and modify for English speakers!  Then, I observed a reading lesson.  It was very […]

March 28th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

After a whole lot of airport delays, I’m back from the Dominican Republic and excited to share with you all that I experienced about hearing loss in the developing world. First, some background.  It is […]

January 16th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Writing goals for a child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can be stressful.  This document, which is legally binding, spells out the child’s goals for the year.  While it can be changed and altered as needed, […]

December 2nd, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Yesterday, I attended a panel presentation given by a group of itinerant teachers who serve students from kindergarten to graduation (or age 21, per IDEA — whichever comes first) in various school districts around my […]

September 7th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

“Inclusion is more than just geography” I wish I could take credit for the quote above, but it came from a great presenter I heard at this year’s AG Bell Convention, Dr. Sarah Wainscott (see […]

July 11th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Is my child receiving good services from our teacher of the deaf/SLP/AVT/early interventionist?  Well, how on earth would I know?  How can I tell “good” therapy when I see it?  How do I choose between […]