In This Issue . . .
January 4, 2011
"Success comes before work only in the dictionary." -anon
With work comes success. Yes you can! Make yourself an expert on your child's disability and IDEA. Yes you can! Learn how to focus on the issue that needs to be resolved.
We encourage you to look forward to success in 2011. We've been collecting stories about successful advocacy from Wrightslaw families and other advocates for many years.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, you will read about parents, teachers, and advocates, just like you, who are using strategies and resources from Wrightslaw to resolve problems and achieve success.
Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.
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New! Success Story: Teaching My "Unteachable" Daughter How to Read
I just read your article "Waiting to Fail" Instead of Teaching a Child How to Read.
I had to write to add a "hooray" to your article!
Being the Special Ed Teacher that I am, I did not believe a word the school told me about my daughter's reading ability.
I took a summer off to Teach My "Unteachable" Daughter How to Read.
Is Your Child Struggling to Read?
Is your child struggling to read and falling further behind? In a year or two, will the school finally evaluate him - then propose a special ed program that will not remediate his problems, will not teach him to read, and will not help him catch up with his peers?
Does the school presume your child is "unteachable" and is "Waiting for Him to Fail" Instead of Teaching Him to Read?