Supporting Independence... The American with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was signed into law in 1990. One provision of the law guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities: 1. In public accommodations 2. Transportation 3. State and local government services IMHO, these guarantees insures some measure of independence. The ADA stood out in stark contrast to what I experienced on a recent trip overseas. Learn more about the American with Disabilities Act here. A title I gladly … [Read more...]
Keep Talking, I Want to READ!
Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, said: "Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." If books make great gifts, then certainly the gift of reading is priceless! Children begin the process of learning to read long before they actually read. Laying the Foundation to Read Talking, or more formally oral language, is critically important for future reading skills. Immerse children in language by engaging with them: in everyday speech, reading aloud, singing, … [Read more...]