Dominican Republic 2011: Part II

On day two at the school, I started by learning some great new songs that I can’t wait to bring back and modify for English speakers!  Then, I observed a reading lesson.  It was very clear to me how much the teachers cared for their students, but it was equally clear that there are manyContinue reading “Dominican Republic 2011: Part II”

Be an Informed Consumer

Is my child receiving good services from our teacher of the deaf/SLP/AVT/early interventionist?  Well, how on earth would I know?  How can I tell “good” therapy when I see it?  How do I choose between Program A and Program B for my child?  Where do I go from here?

Costa Rica 2010: Tuesday

We began our trip today at Centeno, a school for deaf children in Costa Rica that uses sign language. The school is just one department on the campus of the Center for Inclusive Education in CR. I’m not so sure what they mean by “inclusive,” though, because it was a school of all deaf children,Continue reading “Costa Rica 2010: Tuesday”

Costa Rica 2010: Monday

We began our day today at Kinder Papillon, an inclusive preschool that educates children with hearing loss (along with some children with other disabilities) and their hearing peers. The children in the school range from about age 2 until pre-kindergarten age, at which point the children are mainstreamed into their home schools. While at KinderContinue reading “Costa Rica 2010: Monday”