Intro So, a while ago, I was substitute teaching in a middle school classroom. The class I had was a Special Needs Cross-Categorical teacher. Most of the classes were small, which was a relief. The students in the program were
Intro Many people deal with mental illnesses. These range from depression, anxiety, to bipolar disorder (etc.). Yet, not everyone knows they live with a mental disorder. Just as there are signs of learning disabilities in adults, there are also signs
A Personal Narrative: After learning that my school struggles as a kid could be traced back to a battle with anxiety, I wanted to share what I had learned with a dear family member. When I opened up about my
Introduction Back when I was 24, I took my first official teaching job. It was at a head start preschool. This job changed me in many ways. But one conversation with a fellow teacher still stands out. It was the
Opening The 21st century has seen a lot of progress for people with learning disabilities and psychiatric disorders. We’ve learned more about learning disorders due to ongoing research. And the quality of education has been improved for students who have
I was recently talking with someone about issues plaguing their life She was sharing that she feels that her child is stubborn and doesn’t listen to advice. She’d been talking to her kid about switching high schools for several months.
Introduction Reading into a kid’s behavior can be a tough job. And it can be even harder to know definitively how to respond to a kid’s behavior. There are days when you may think that everything is fine for your
Intro The first time I heard about Selective Mutism (SM) was while working at a middle school. One of the 6th grade girls in my class was diagnosed with the condition. I remember being clueless when I first heard the