Tag Archives: Education

How to Read the Wright Book

Even if you are brand new to education advocacy, you have probably already heard of Wrightslaw.  Developed by Attorney Peter Wright  and his wife, Psychologist Pam Wright, Wrightslaw is an incredible source of information on special education law and advocacy.  Their books, website and trainings are renown.  Last week I was able finally to attend […]

After the Fall

At the start of the summer, the ceiling came crashing in. Reading that, I realize it is the kind of experience any parent of a special needs child might relate to. But, no, I mean our air conditioner overflowed and literally dumped a ton of water, sheetrock and soggy insulation onto the middle of my […]

Boomerang*

Our therapist calls them boomerang kids. Teens who were doing pretty well as older kids; when, wham! They’re back in therapy with all the emotional upheaval, distorted thinking and outrageous behaviors of six years before. Well, not quite. There is a level of maturity and complexity that disguises these episodes of classic reactive attachment disorder […]

Making Classroom Observations: Seeing the Obvious

As a Special Education Parent Consultant and Advocate, one of the services I am able to provide my clients is a trauma sensitive classroom evaluation. I recently observed a classroom and made several recommendations to address the sensory needs of a client’s son. I had gone expressly to evaluate the environment and teaching styles used through a trauma […]

Who Has Potential?

I was once told by one of my daughter’s special education teachers, a women with several years of classroom experience, that as a parent, it was my job to hope.  Clearly, she felt my daughter had very little potential.  She was proven wrong.  Attachment disorders, PTSD, and other trauma based disorders have a nasty way […]

Schools Coming; but, Where Is it Leading?

Summer is racing to a foggy ending here in Massachusetts. It seems odd not to be consulting a long list of required paraphernalia for the start of school. But, this year, my daughter is attending a program that is fully funded by private pay residential students and paper, pencils, pens and binders are provided. She […]

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