Language Experience Book

  One of the best ways to keep children who are deaf or hard of hearing learning during the summer is a language experience book.   This is a time-honored tradition in deaf education classes, and is also used by English as a Second Language teachers, speech...

What is an Extended School Year (ESY)?

  What is ESY? Extended School Year (ESY) IS additional special education services needed for a child with a disability that is  “necessary [for] the child to benefit from his or her education…so that the child can make progress toward the goals...

The Anatomy of a Home Visit

It’s Monday and I have a home visit with a new family this week.  A new 6-year-old boy, “Shawn,” who is starting to show signs of struggling to learn to read.  This will be the Initial Home Visit, and it begins before my actual appointment time with the family....

I Told You So!

Knowledge is power! It’s one of my favorite quotes anyway, but I’m an educator through and through-it has to be my mantra. So many times we get so busy in the back-to-school-hustle that the first day comes and goes. Without a chance to really let the...