Sharing Resources

Tuesday greetings to you!

I want to  do something new here. Every two weeks I want to share links to helpful articles about the special needs/diverse learners world. I also will link to my ParentMap work, which is often about this topic. I write a regular blog about navigating the special needs planet with my nine-year-old second grade girl. Of course, I write about other topics for both the magazine and this blog: I review plays, write about cool classes and activities in the Puget Sound area, and spout about being a parent and a human on our very human Earth.

OK, time for this week’s links.

First up is my lovely friend Caroline Cummins’ blog. I’m linking to her thoughts on a book called “My Baby Rides the Short Bus.” But check her other blog entries out, too. She writes often about being a parent of Delphine, who she mentions in this blog, and maybe other compelling topics.

And here are my latest articles and blog entries on ParentMap:

Advocating for Your Special Needs Child: Getting Kids Through the School System

A Review of Pippi Longstocking at the Seattle Children’s Theatre

Blog: Emotional Intelligence as Tween Oxygen: My Toddler is Back!!!

Blog: Accepting the Grief in Learning Disabilities

Kick, Leap, Swim, Fly: 4 Unusual Sports Classes

Also, in the first story I link to I mention many great resources for parents of diverse learners in the Seattle area (also called kids with learning disabilities). I wanted to link these folks and organizations here, too:

Meet Kelly Warner-King at Synapse Learning Solutions. Call her if you need a tutor for your child, or need to be linked up to the larger diverse learner community in our area.

Meet David at the Hamlin Robinson School Learning Center. This school for for students with dyslexia and related language difficulties is a resource for the entire area, even if your child doesn’t attend this school. Talking to David was illuminating and so helpful on both a personal and professional level.

Finally, meet Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.,  clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. I’m reading his book right now: “NOWHERE TO HIDE: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We can Do About It.”

That’s all for now. See you here soon!










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