Posted on May 29, 2012 by DebCNY
AC is now 15 and finishing up his Freshmen year of high school. Time does fly!
I wanted to share a website here that was recommended to me by our school district’s audiologist: Phonak: GAP (Guide to Access Planning): http://www.phonakonline.com/MyGap/GapMain.html.
It has a ton of information for kids – especially teens, parents and professionals about hearing loss and benefits of technology. There are assessments to help determine just what an individual’s needs might be, and has lots of links to other resources and videos. Check it out:
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Posted on May 11, 2010 by DebCNY
I wanted to share this blog entry from The Wrightslaw Way Blog… since it seems to be a reoccurring issue… and that is that kids do NOT need to be failing their classes BEFORE they qualify for IEP or 504 plans…
check it out:
Is Child with Passing Grades Eligible for Special Ed Under IDEA?
“They say he is not eligible because he does not have failing grades. Is this correct?
Nope. The law says just the opposite . . .”
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Posted on June 22, 2009 by DebCNY
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Life has been crazy… but, good. AC is finishing up 6th grade, his first year of middle school. He’s done remarkably well. We had his 504 plan meeting last week, and basically will just repeat it for next year. The main thing it entails is the use of the FM system, and some basic consideration. Right now, it seems that is meeting his needs. AC actually won two awards last week at the awards ceremony – one for being on high honor roll with distinction all year, AND the other was a math award. We’re very proud of him.
Next year, he will be in 7th grade, and will take ASL (American Sign Language) as his foreign language. He’s looking forward to that. I just finished up a little beginner ASL class for staff where I work. I learned a lot, but feel like I have so much to learn. ASL, and the Deaf culture in general, are Continue reading
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Posted on November 25, 2008 by DebCNY
The big brain on my son, that is… (my side ;) ).
I hope this doesn’t come off the wrong way… but, I am pretty psyched and wanted to share. We just got AC’s first report card from middle school today. He got strait A+’s!! . =) We’re so proud of him!!
I thought he was doing well… but, I wasn’t sure just how well.. and half expected to have at least one class or teacher that he might be having some problems with. So, when he called me today (obviously pretty pleased, himself) and he told me he made high honor roll – well, can you say “ecstatic?”. =) This was just wonderful news. =) A relief even. Like, “Whew! Maybe middle school won’t be so bad.” sorta feeling…
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