My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys: Special Education Parent Advocacy

Cowboy Heros

Cowboy Heros [Webinar based on this article is scheduled for October 22 at 7:30 PM ET Register Here To get notification of future articles & webinars - sign up here] My heroes have always been cowboys

And they still are it seems

Embryo Donation

Frozen Cell Embryo with ?





Embryo Donation

Maneuvers: Planning Before You Complain

There are no Perry Mason moments in special education complaints.
Boxer waiting for food

by Brice Palmer
Boxer waiting for foodJoie de vivre (Joy of Life) with a side order of ugh.

First, my apologies for the delay of this article. The last few weeks have given me a roller coaster ride of ups and downs in the emotional sense.

Case Analysis: You don't have to be a lawyer to learn to think like one!

Thinking like a lawyer

Thinking like a lawyerA Conversation with Brice Palmer

Words have Meaning: Respectful Adoption & Person First Language


adoptionWords Have Meaning

I first learned about the use of Respectful Adoption Language (RAL) from Patricia Irwin Johnston more than twenty years ago. RAL refers to attribution of “maximum respect, dignity responsibility and objectivity when working and communicating about adoption. The term was introduced originally by a social worker named Marietta Spencer.

Advocacy: IEP's, A Box of Chocolates: "You never know what you're gonna get."

Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.

“My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

Forrest Gump:

Isn’t the “You never know what you’re gonna get” feeling what you have when you finish the annual review, go through several draft versions, and the district gives you the final IEP—and asks you to approve it?

Intralipid Treatment Vs. IVIg for Reproductive Failure

Intralipid Diagram
Intralipid diagram 2
Intralipid diagram 3
Intralipids instead of IVIg

Failure to reproduce is a physically and emotionally challenging ordeal. When reproductive failure is repetitive feelings of shame, of grief and loss and failure are magnified. Before embarking on an effective and successful treatment plan patients need to determine the causes of their inability to conceive and to carry a pregnancy to termThere are many reproductive variables that can delay, interrupt or disrupt a pregnancy.

Male Prolactin and Hyperprolactinemia

Normal Prolactin
Abnormal Prolactin
Male Prolactin

Male ProlactinMale Prolactin and Hyperprolactinemia

Chanel L. Bonds, Laura E.A. Simon, Stephen E. Hudson, Andrew K. Lee, and William E. Roudebush
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Case Introduction

Developmental Trauma and a Trauma-informed Approach to Teaching

Developmental Trauma, A child sitting in front of a school entry way with a sign taped to his back that reads Kick Me

Developmental Trauma, A child sitting in front of a school entry way with a sign taped to his back that reads Kick Me

Early Developmental Trauma Disorder stems from early neglect, abuse and/or abandonment. There are ways to work with these neurobiologically challenged children but few professionals understand the disorder let-alone how to provide an education.

Advocacy: What's Your Style; Adversarial or Aggressive? What's the Difference?

Photo of an old woman smoking a cigar.
Hey, can't we talk it over?

                                 Relax and Open Your Mind


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