Friday, March 31, 2017

Respecting Parents’ Feelings in Special Education Planning: 8 Facts to Remember

I was sitting in one of those meetings where everyone wished they were someplace else. The fake smiles could not dissipate the thick fog of tension that impaired our vision. I, the parent of a child with disabilities, was being told that my son’s dysfluency (I used to call it stuttering, but I’ve caught up with the jargon) had reached serious levels and needed immediate and intensive intervention. My husband and I believed the recommended intervention was inappropriate and might lead to an awkward self-consciousness for my son. As far as we could tell, he did not appear even remotely aware of his…  Read in browser »

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