Tag: special education

April brings showers and IEP meetings

April brings showers and IEP meetings

April is a time when most school systems schedule meetings with parents to review all of the services their child is receiving and to establish a plan ...
Prematurity, disabilities and special education

Prematurity, disabilities and special education

A mom recently wrote to AskUs inquiring about services for her child who was born 12 weeks early. Her child was now in elementary school, had a hearin ...
Prematurity, learning disabilities, and ADHD

Prematurity, learning disabilities, and ADHD

Premature birth is a leading cause of lasting childhood disabilities. October is Learning Disabilities and ADHD Awareness Month - a good time to becom ...
Learning differences, disabilities and disorders – are they all the same?

Learning differences, disabilities and disorders – are they all the same?

In a word…no. People learn differently. Some people need to hear information in order to learn it; others need to see or write down items in order ...
Children with Congenital Heart Defects and Their Use of Special Educational Services

Children with Congenital Heart Defects and Their Use of Special Educational Services

A guest post by Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Some new research gives us encouraging information showing tha ...
Helping babies with FASD

Helping babies with FASD

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause your baby to have serious health conditions, called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Alcohol c ...
IEP season is here

IEP season is here

It’s April. Finally. This was one winter that I thought would never end! The beginning of spring usually signals the start of beautiful weather as wel ...
The special language of special needs

The special language of special needs

If you have a child with special needs, you have no doubt heard tons of words, initials or acronyms that you did not understand. You may have had to s ...
Good-bye NICHCY. Hello CPIR.

Good-bye NICHCY. Hello CPIR.

Like most people, I am resistant to change. Once I get used to something, I am irked when it is re-arranged or changed, or worse, eliminated. But, tod ...

Table of Contents for the Delays and Disabilities series

If you are new to this series, or if you want to catch up on posts you may have missed, this is a good way to see all the posts. They are grouped by t ...