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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…

Communication tips for working with an interpreter

Communication Tips for Working With an Interpreter

Working with an Interpreter Healthcare workers, school staff, and law enforcement officials often find themselves trying to communicate with individuals who do not speak fluent English. Here are some tips to improving communication. These suggestions also would apply when communicating with someone who happens to be Deaf. An Interpreter is a Tool If an interpreter…