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Enhancing the Dance

This post concludes the review of Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities. The final chapter is remarkably short, just as jam-packed with information as the previous 4 chapters were. This chapter talks about “partnership notes.” When I worked in a school setting, we often would use a notebook back and forth to communicate…

When the Dance is Complicated

I am continuing my review/summary of a really great book called Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities. Chapter 4 is titled “When the Dance is Complicated,” as, I believe, most dances are. My perspective comes from being the only person I know who broke a toe during a real dance class, but also as…

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Unlocking the Hidden Lyrics

I am continuing my book review this week, talking about chapter 2 of Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities. The subject of this chapter is on relationships and the “hidden lyrics” that parents and professionals bring to the dance of partnership.  Each brings their own unspoken fears, dreams, and experiences to the relationship.…

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I Didn’t Even Know I Was Dancing

Learning to Dance In my first full time job at a school working as a speech pathologist, I learned a new dance. My “dance floor” was a portable building on the campus of a school for kids with moderate to severe disabilities. “Inclusion” was a word that would enter our vocabulary later, and when it…