As the School Year Comes to an End

As the School Year Comes to an End

It’s May, and the end of the school year is upon us! Like many of you, we feel like this year passed in a blur. Summer is hopefully a time for relaxation, fewer “must-dos”, and more time for fun. But just like you, we want our loved ones to continue learning over...
See a Wish… Be Prepared!

See a Wish… Be Prepared!

This image invokes so many thoughts! I saw this after sitting in an IEP transition meeting and collaborating with a team that recognizes our client’s potential… they get it… they see a wish.  In contrast, I have been in other IEP meetings and been told “it cannot be...
But Still We Persevered By Donna Tomes

But Still We Persevered By Donna Tomes

I was first introduced to Rett University when Amanda was in middle school. Her school team agreed to try some of the reading building blocks and quickly jumped on board when they saw the videos. But it wasn’t until Susan flew out and met with Amanda and her team that...
Remotes at Rett U – The COVID Silver Lining

Remotes at Rett U – The COVID Silver Lining

My eight-year-old daughter, Ashley, began working with Susan Norwell three years ago.  At the time, Ashley was rejecting her eye-gaze device, both at home and school, preferring instead to whine or cry to communicate her preferences.  Susan’s occasional in-person...
Accommodations vs. Modifications

Accommodations vs. Modifications

The Difference Between Accommodations and Modifications | Understood – For learning and thinking differences When a student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan, you’ll likely hear the word accommodation. You may also hear school staff...
The Evolution of a Communication Partner

The Evolution of a Communication Partner

When first presented with the opportunity to share about my time as Madison’s Communication Partner, I was so excited. Then when I started writing I quickly realized there is so much I could tell. I started over many times because I kept getting off track. Due to...
Rett U Book Club: More Parts

Rett U Book Club: More Parts

Give me a hand . . . hold your tongue . . . scream your lungs out . . . what’s a kid to do if he wants to keep all his body parts in place? Well, one thing is for sure, he’ll have to be creative. Like, if you want to keep your heart from breaking, just...