8 Back to School Tips-2017 Edition

  1. Begin with a fresh start. This is a new school year, which means it’s an opportunity for a brand new start! Your child has different teachers, different classmates, maybe your child is even in a new school.  Either way, this year you know...

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....