» Monthly Archives: May 2011

Unique Child Study by Columbia University wants YOU

May 31, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Researchers at Columbia University’s Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences studying how children who are unique in some way are identified and developed. They are currently collecting stories from parents with children who have been identified as gifted, children who have unique artistic, scientific, or physical abilities, children on the autism spectrum, and …

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The Sunday Paper for May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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…and a cup of coffee Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community. Doctors: Electrical implants a big step in paralysis treatment Electrical stimulation from a spinal cord implant, …

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Five things I learned from Oprah’s Finale and love letter to her viewers…

May 27, 2011 Kyron 1 Comment
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…that I can use in my life as a parent A couple of days ago (as you already know if you haven’t been locked in a cave) was Oprah’s last show after 25 years on the air. I’m not going to sit here and tell you I watched the show religiously and read every book …

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Tornados and Hurricanes and Flooding! OH MY!

May 26, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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You can’t miss it if you turn on the TV. It seems natural disasters are everywhere these days. From Earthquakes to epic flooding to tornados to hurricanes, there are only a few disasters that actually give you time to plan. If the catastrophic disasters of Tuscaloosa, Alabama or Joplin, Missouri have any redemptive value it …

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Glee Stars lend their voice to End the Word!

May 24, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Glee…YES, I absolutely consider myself a GLEEK! Proudly, I hold up my fingers in the glorious *L* and count myself among they loyal losers People who haven’t watched Glee may think it’s about a bunch of teenagers in show choir at their local high school who just get slushies thrown in their face because like …

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USA Today article states 1 in 6 have developmental disability | OpEd

May 23, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Really? 1 in 6?? I guess when you consider the ever increasing rate of autism and ADHD diagnoses, I shouldn’t be surprised. A USA Today article released yesterday, proclaimed this statistic in its headline. Some say the study underestimates the number of kids since some with learning disabilities are not diagnosed until much later. Either …

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#Follow Friday – Special Education Advisor

May 20, 2011 Kyron 1 Comment
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This week since I’ve been in IEP mode and education has been the all consuming activity,  I thought I’d feature the website Special Education Advisor.  I think aside from working on my own blog the majority of my week has been either dealing one on one with kids or reading the Special Education Advisor and …

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