Parents of children diagnosed with autism face a difficult and uncertain path. There are worries about school, how a child will be treated by others and whether he or she will be able to function on their own, said Michael Ott, the parent of a 10-year-old boy with autism. Michael and his wife, Ginger, are […]
In the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center at Akron Children’s Hospital, two Lindsays – Dr. Katrina Lindsay and Lindsay Akers – help kids with disabilities so they can achieve their potential in the classroom. Dr. Lindsay is a licensed pediatric school psychologist, and Lindsay Akers is a licensed school psychologist. The “two Lindsays” work in the School […]
If you’re confused about the role a 504 education plan can play in your child’s education, you aren’t alone. Many parents don’t fully understand what 504 plans are meant to accomplish or whether their child’s school is obligated to make allowances for one.
In the land of IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) turned IEP (Individual Education Plan), you hear a lot of terms thrown about. Many of which you don’t take to heart or give a second thought.But there are some that stick in your craw.
For me, this week it was the term “typical.”
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, affecting 1 in 5 people in the U.S. It can impact a child’s writing, spelling and vocabulary development as well as his ability to organize his thoughts. Dyslexia may be noticed as early as kindergarten — or it may go undiagnosed. “Although the exact cause is unknown, […]