Educators must have high expectations for differently-abled students in a regular classroom, and not assume that constant help is needed – this video will smash perceptions as school terms resume after the summer break. Don’t Limit Me! – Megan Bomgaars Notably, Megan emphasises life-skills and workplace skills as essential take-aways from a school education, together with
Over-parenting, or the “misguided attempt to improve [a] child’s current and future personal and academic success”, is a risk for all parents, and not just parents of children with extra needs. Here’s a teacher’s view on the issue: Read: Why Parents Need To Let Their Children Fail We all know parents who won’t let go
Random conversations can be life-changing, often without our knowledge. In October 2010, a lady asked Sound Advice if Hearing Dogs are trained in Ireland. She has severe bilateral hearing issues and believed a trained dog would restore some independence by alerting her to everyday sounds in her environment. Knowing most Hearing Dogs are trained in the
Moving from primary to secondary school is a process all students undergo and can be quite daunting. Transitioning is also a crucial stage in a pre-teen child’s development, as their experiences at the time can significantly impact their later academic and social skills. For parents, the leap from primary to post-primary education can be difficult,
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