On March 2nd, we celebrate the famous Dr. Seuss- the author of wacky rhyming words who gave us the curious Cat in the Hat, and somehow, actually talked us into eating green eggs and ham. The National Education Association has also deemed the day as "Read Across America Day" to promote reading and literacy across the country. Teachers and students may take the "Read Across" pledge, and plan events for their schools using the resources on NEA's website.
Maybe you closed your eyes one night while your family was gathered in the living room watching a movie and thought to yourself, "Whoa! This movie doesn't make much sense when I can't see what's going on!" Then perhaps you felt sad and frustrated for your child with a visual impairment sitting next to you, not getting much enjoyment from family movie night. If you're looking for a solution, audio description services are the answer!
"Wait... Our IEP is when? And you need documents from me by this Friday?! How'd this sneak up on me again???"
Does this sound like you? I do pride myself on being an organized person, but when it comes to some of my son's medical and IEP paperwork, I must admit that my sorry excuse for "organized" is, "Oh, that goes in this big box here. Just throw it in. Done!"
And do you know why? Because there is just so much of it!
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When Ivan was born, we were in the NICU for a week. His breathing was irregular and he aspirated when feeding. He was run through a battery of tests, but essentially sent home with a shrug. Our doctor's message wasn't inspiring: "There's something wrong with your baby, but we don't know what it is."
That was almost 10 years ago, and now we have diagnoses and protocols. But more than any of that, we have a happy, beautiful almost-ten-year-old boy who laughs and loves and lives his best life.
There are an abundance of toys with sound and many with lights, but finding a perfect toy for a child with a visual impairment and light perception means a toy with both high-quality sound AND lights. Bright lights and fun songs are proven motivators for children of all ages and abilities to encourage learning, motor skills, and understanding fundamentals of the way things work.
Although it's often seen as a children's toy or a fun sound effect at Chinese New Year, the Bolang Gu (波浪鼓；pinyin: bo lang gu) is actually an instrument that dates back to ancient China. You might have also heard it called a monkey drum, a pellet drum or even a drum rattle. Making your own version of this inventive little percussion instrument is simple. Here's a list of the supplies you need to make one New Year's Drum:
Presidents' Day is Monday, February 16, 2015, and we've rounded up three fantastic resources you can make use of today as well as all year long! The Presidents' Day holiday celebrates the birthday of the nation's first President, George Washington, and many states also honor Lincoln and the US's other 42 leaders. Listed below are three valuable educational resources that make learning about the role of President, history of the United States, and what it means to be a good citizen, fun for children of all ages and abilities.