10 Steps In Special Education

When a child is having trouble in school, it’s important to find out why. The child may have a disability. By law, schools must provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called special education and related services. There’s a lot to know about the process by which children are identified as having a disability and in need of special education …

10 Note-Taking Apps To Assist Students

One of the biggest struggles that my son faced was note taking due to his disabilities.  The school system balked at making accommodations at first but in the end, we were able to find ways to assist him.  He had a struggle with writing and organizing their notes while listening. Added to this he had trouble keeping up with a teacher …

Can A Child With An IEP Be Expelled?

Can a child be expelled with an IEP?

When a child with a disability engages in behavior or breaks a code of conduct and the school proposes to remove the child, the school must hold a hearing to determine if the child’s behavior was caused by his disability. This hearing, a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR), is a process to review all relevant information and the relationship between the …

Special Needs Educational Apps for iPad

Technology has made leaps and bounds especially in the ability to assist special needs families and children with their daily skills and educational needs. As many people use the iPad for entertainment purposes, it has also proven itself to be a powerful tool in businesses, education and healthcare industries. For children lacking motor skills, touch screens are more intuitive devices. …

Organizations That Assist With Medical Equipment and Assistance

There are many special needs organizations in this country that are dedicated to serving those children who require assistance for medical, mental or psychological disabilities. Alex’s Lemonade Stand – provides travel grants to medical institutions for families battling childhood cancer The Arya Foundation – provides medical equipment such as ramps – special beds and walking aides. MY GYM Challenged America – …

Assistive Technology Tips

What happens when your child needs modifications and devices to assist with their hearing impairment in the classroom.  Modern technology has provided opportunities for students with hearing impairments to access the general curriculum. These include: Hearing Aids and Auditory Training Devices: Hearing aids are one of the most well-known types of devices used by individuals with hearing impairments. There are …