Things to do when you when your child is struggling to get their educational needs met

as a student it felt like at times i was swimming upstream against a current of misunderstanding from the educational system struggling to create understanding. Well meaning people who didnt understand basic things that impacted me because of the cerebral palsy.

An example of this is one teacher who thought it was resonable to expect me to keep my work surface in the classroom clean and although this was a realistic expectation in order to make that happen it required holes to be punched in class notes and filed into binders

the problem was the layout of the classroom meant that the hole punch was out of my reach.

For me the student this created a mountain of stress and led to me giving up on the idea of keeping my space clean as i was discouraged by the very idea as it was simply overwhelming

The solution was simple but because of the forest i couldn’t see the trees the solution was simply to move the hole punch closer to my desk this prevented many of the dropped papers from attempting from carrying them across the room through a sea of desks to the whole punch

This blog posts just outlined one small thing that could be causing stress for your kid the answer may be easier than you think just see if its something small that can make a world of difference

what has been a time in your life where a simple misunderstanding created a problem that was easily solved

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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