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45. Rebooting Our Systems after Breaks

It’s now October and the school year is well underway.  I hope all you parents out there used this past summer as a time to rest and recharge your batteries as much as possible.  I am sitting here thinking of the … Continue reading

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44. Focus on the Positive

I recently posted a story written by a father about his daughter on the Florida Fathers Network page. Of several comments I received, one stood out to me. It reflected that we all need to hear more about positive things … Continue reading

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18. Persistence, Interpretation and Acronyms!

I had made some changes in policy and services in my community applying things I had read and learned from others.  My son had settled in and all the other children with hearing impairments had been placed in age and grade … Continue reading

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16. OCR Investigation Is Complete. Back to The Neighborhood School!

The day finally arrived when I went to the mailbox and peered inside to find a fat letter with a return address from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in Atlanta, Georgia.  I opened it and began to read.  OCR … Continue reading

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4. Entering the Public School System

We entered into the public school system and my son was placed in regular class at his neighborhood school with four hours a week instruction from a teacher of the hearing impaired and an hour of support from a speech … Continue reading

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3. Pre-K

My son continued to progress and continued with therapies. Still no speech at home. He would cry if displeased but no real words. He was working with a speech therapist and had started producing some sounds. It wasn’t until he was almost … Continue reading

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2. Early Intervention

I can barely remember all of the early intervention process. I know that after the return home from the hospital and subsequent doctors’ visits there was mention from our pediatrician that we should contact an agency called Florida Diagnostic Learning … Continue reading

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