If your child has been experiencing significant academic or social/emotional challenges, now is the time that is begins to be discussed and interventions begin to be put into place. As a parent, this can be very overwhelming and frightening. Suddenly, your precious child has been identified as potentially having special educational needs. Take a deep breathe and let me help guide you.
Last time, I laid out my thoughts on CCSS instructional materials. This time: Special Education The basics of the special education guidance for CCSS is ok, at face value. It stressed the additional supports available to students, assistive technology, and flexible teaching methods. This all sounds pretty great, right? Then I read this: An Individualized Education […]
Yesterday was a day in our house. It was a day full of butting heads, tantrums, meltdowns, and unrest. At the end of the day, I looked back over what we had accomplished, and found one key element lacking: predictability. My munchkin is at an age when she can understand first A, then B. But […]