6 IEP Tips for Professionals

  Language builds on language. 80-90% of what a 5 year old knows going into kindergarten is learned incidentally – that means without thinking, without trying, the brain is listening and hearing and building language.  Kids with a hearing loss don’t have the...

5 IEP Tips for Parents

Organize and bring your child’s paperwork with you. The most important ones to bring are: your child’s current IEP new audiological reports new evaluation reports Take paper to use to write notes during the meeting. The Beginnings parent notebook is a great...

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...