Category Archives: Special Education

From Special Olympics to Meet of Champions!

When Jane Havsy of The Daily Record contacted my son for a phone interview she never knew how much that would mean to our family. Of course, any parent is excited when their child makes the newspaper for an accomplishment … Continue reading

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Dr. Ross Greene Seminar

I had the pleasure of attending a seminar given by Dr. Ross Greene last year.  Some of you may be familiar with him, author of,  “The Explosive Child” and “Lost at School“. Dr. Greene is also an Associate Professor in … Continue reading

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The Listening Program

Well we are at the halfway point of completing The Listening Program. It is just one more therapy to add to our list that we’ve done. I’m excited to see the results that this therapy will harvest. But before I … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Logical and Fair

On June 21, 2005 the interim superintendent responded to my letter. He said that he would accept my letter as my formal complaint against the learning consultant and investigate the matter IMMEDIATELY! He also directed me to to the Board’s … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Project Read Trained Teacher

I wrote a letter to the case manager regarding the IEP Draft that I had picked up on June 2, 2005 that was the proposed IEP from the May 27th meeting. I had called for another IEP meeting that was … Continue reading

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Firstborn: It’s all phonetics!

It was June 2005. My son was still in the process of vision therapy. The children’s desks at school were starting to be emptied out and all their work sent home. I received a writing journal that had been kept … Continue reading

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Firstborn: FERPA

So I decided to contact the Family Policy Compliance Officer at the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C.. I explained to him how the child study team hadn’t given me access to the teacher’s notes that had been … Continue reading

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