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...