Do you have an IEP meeting coming up? Here are some recommendations from Julie Hagy-Hancock, Special Education Advocate. Ask to see results of testing prior to the meeting. Write down your thoughts before the meeting. IEP meetings can be emotional, and it’s easy to forget to address important points. You can request specific staff members […]
The Peak Parent Center annual conference will be in Denver this February 12-13th. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about inclusive education and find resources to assist parents of diverse learners. Scholarships may be available.
Common misconceptions as well as the facts about dyslexia are covered in Dr. Chhabildas’ presentation that she gave to a crowded room during our Parent Resource Group on December 3rd. In case you missed it, or would just like to review the slides, they are here for your review.
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BVSD is offering parent support groups this year. There is a group specifically for parents of children who learn differently, otherwise known as NeuroDiverse children. This group starts on Wednesday, September 4th from 6-8PM and will meet monthly. Membership is open for the first two meetings and then will close. For more information, contact Anna […]
Learning Differences World is an online community providing services and resources to parents of children who learn differently. Some of their upcoming phone seminars are free and open to the public, including, I Thought Summer Vacation Was Supposed to be Fun, being held on June 25th from 8:30 – 11:30AM. Click HERE to register. Or, to check […]
From Audio books to YouTube (does anyone know one that starts with “Z”?) the availability of assistive technology has exploded in recent years. Many of these tools can positively impact the learning experience of students with learning differences. But, how do you know what tools to choose for your student? Jim Sandstrom, a Senior Instructor and Assistive […]
Jim Sandstrum will be speaking at the Lafayette Public Library on May 4, from 1:30-3:30 and will be discussing the newest technologies available to support reading, writing and organization for students with reading disabilities. Learn how to use iPads and other iOS devices, Chromebooks and Mac/Windows software as tools to support reading, writing, note taking, study skills, organization, and research. […]
Have you EMBRACED dyslexia? This documentary accurately portrays the experience of so many dyslexic children, their parents, and teachers that it is well worth finding an hour in your day to watch it. It will help you realize that many others share your experience and the many action steps you can take to not only […]