Richard Lavoie: Changing the Way we Look at Learning Disabilities

“It’s okay, I know how you feel.” To most of us, this statement seems innocently empathetic and well-meaning. However, to author and educator Richard Lavoie, uttering this phrase is one of the biggest mistakes that a Special Education teacher can make, and after realizing this, he was inspired to take action to change the way … Continue reading Richard Lavoie: Changing the Way we Look at Learning Disabilities

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My Alt. Prac. Experience So Far

Now that I'm into the second week of my alternative practicum, I thought it would be a good idea to make a quick post detailing what I've been up to so far. I am currently completing my alternative practicum with my local Learning Disabilities Association branch, working in their assistive technology program. Assistive technology (according … Continue reading My Alt. Prac. Experience So Far

My Most Challenging Day of Practicum and What I Learned from it

Almost two weeks ago, I was faced with the most challenging and emotionally charged day of practicum that I have personally ever experienced. Although it has been a little while since these events first occurred, I have been prolonging this post because I wanted to give myself some time to decompress from the day's tension, … Continue reading My Most Challenging Day of Practicum and What I Learned from it