Parenting Special Needs Magazine‘s September/October issue is here, complete with the cutest little pumpkin ever gracing the front cover. As always, the magazine is full of give aways, encouragement, product reviews, and features about families raising kids with special needs.
What’s Inside This Month’s Issue?
Here are some highlights from the latest issue:
- Interview with Amy Richardson about homeschooling her twin sons, one of whom has special needs. Amy didn’t set out to home school her boys. Her positive tone about schools made this article a pleasure to read.
- Pros and Cons of School-Based vs. Independent Psychological Evaluations. The article explains the differences between the two kinds of testing (both can be used to determine if a child qualifies for special education services), and then gives pros and cons for each.
- Advocacy Tips for the Long Haul. Parent, Cynthia Carr Falardeau explains how she successfully advocated for her child within the school system for many years. Her ten advocacy tips can also be generalized for use within the medical community, a place of worship, and the community.
- Managing Papers: Tips to Help. The information in this article can be used to manage school papers all your kids bring home. It includes advice about how to organize permission slips, school tests, progress reports, artwork, and calendar/newsletters. I wish I’d had this to hand parents on Open House night during my teaching years!
- O. T. Adaptations for Developing Hand Skills. Full of easy-to-use ideas for parents who want to reinforce what occupational therapists (OTs) work on with their kids during appointments.
A Word of Warning
The table of contents for this month’s issue has some bad links which made finding articles of interest a real challenge. I found it easier to go page by page through the online magazine to find articles. But, maybe they’ll have that glitch fixed by the time you check out this issue of Parenting Special Needs magazine.
What Articles Did You Like?
Once you’ve had a chance to peruse the magazine, feel free to stop back and leave a comment about articles you found helpful. Your comments are appreciated.