Before Back to School.

Before we get back to school, yes, unfortunately it is almost that time of year again. The time of year when we have to pack up the pool gear, change our late nights and late mornings to early bed time and early rise. Who doesn’t enjoy summer? Sure it’s hot, the kids run up your … Continue reading Before Back to School.

What is RtI?

Original Post: Nov. 26, 2013 The buzz acronym for the last couple of years has been RtI. RtI was developed to help reduce the number of students identified and placed into special education programs and to provide services to those students who do not qualify for services. RtI helps students who may not need special … Continue reading What is RtI?

School Bell.

Original Post: Nov. 11, 2013 By this time 1st report cards have been distributed  and parent/teacher conference should have occurred. If at this point you are worried because there’s is little to no progress and your gut is telling you something is wrong, then something is wrong. First, schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. … Continue reading School Bell.

Growing and Developing.

Original Post: July 19, 2013 My 6th months old speech and language development appears to be right on track. She is babbling away. Sadly her first string was dadada, really after all we’ve been through, dada. Well of course it’s not her first “true” word but still “mama” would have made me feel so good … Continue reading Growing and Developing.

Oh Baby.

Original Post: January 20, 2013 First I have to say Happy New Year! Next I would like to apologize for my absence. 2012 was a very interesting year for my family. My family was in the process of moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where my husband got a new job. In the process we found … Continue reading Oh Baby.

The Core of the Problem.

Original Post: April 12, 2012 It is that time of year again where promises are made, sound bites are replayed and polls are taken on which promise the American public believes the most. One hot national, state and local topic is always “EDUCATION”. Everyone knows what is wrong with it and everyone has an idea … Continue reading The Core of the Problem.

Parents’ Back to School List.

Original Post: August 12, 2011 For most a year is marked from January - December but for most parents and educators the year begins the end of August and last until early June. We are quickly approaching the beginning of a New Year, a new school year that is. As a parent this means no … Continue reading Parents’ Back to School List.

My Child can Read, now What?

You’ve done all of the pre-reading work from the time they were in the womb. They started school and can read! For some of us are kids are reading above their expected rate. So, what do you do when your child has their phonics and decoding skills but their fluency, comprehension and or desire to … Continue reading My Child can Read, now What?

Language on TV.

Original Post: July 13, 2011 I confess the speech-language pathologist let’s her children watch TV, probably a little more than they should but not as much as most. We actually have time at home without the TV being on for hours. Yes, this professional knows all about the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says, “Don’t … Continue reading Language on TV.

Enjoy Summer.

Original Post: July 9, 2011 We are approaching the second week in July and this is the time when I begin to realize that the end is near. So, far we haven’t completed all the things I had planned but we have had some fun and a lot of learning moments. We do “try” to … Continue reading Enjoy Summer.