NPR Friday News Round Up – Free books, Cussing, Bullying, and Screen Time

Happy Friday! Baby’s Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy “A busybody.” That’s how Raven Judd describes her 10-month-old daughter Bailey. “She loves tummy time. She likes to roll over. She’d dive if you let her,” says the 27-year-old mother from Washington, D.C. There is one thing, though, that will get her baby girl to … More NPR Friday News Round Up – Free books, Cussing, Bullying, and Screen Time

Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back … More Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Happy Friday from ST4K! Today, we have 2 news stories. The first one was published in 2015 and highlights the story of a teenager dealing with autism and puberty. The second story is more recent. In the decision of the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court ruled a school must offer an “individualized education … More Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Friday News Round Up: Screen Time and Learning Braille

I hope you all are enjoying the Friday News Round Up blog posts. I like sharing interesting articles that I’ve seen or heard over the past week, especially ones that I haven’t seen posted all over the internet. I have 2 new articles from NPR today. One is about parenting and screen time, and the … More Friday News Round Up: Screen Time and Learning Braille

Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s school district or teacher: Sensory Processing Disorder

I’ve been debating on whether to post this now or later in the school year, but I figured there’s no such thing as asking too many questions. Parents and students must advocate for themselves and the services and support they need. While many states have mandated  providing free special education services, these services may be … More Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s school district or teacher: Sensory Processing Disorder

January 6, 2017 is the last day to submit public comments about special education services in Texas public schools!

Happy New Year everyone! Back in October, I posted about Texas public schools limiting special education services due to an arbitrary 8.5% cap. You can read about it here. Well the US Department of Education launched an investigation into this. I should have kept better track of this. In December, there were listening sessions held … More January 6, 2017 is the last day to submit public comments about special education services in Texas public schools!