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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…

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A Child’s First Word

In most cases, a child will produce her first word around the time of her first birthday, but the foundation for communication comes much earlier.  By about 8 months of age, a child has developed the concept of object permanence, the ability to understand that an object exists even if she can no longer see…