My interests focus mostly on animation, illustration, the video game industry and related fields. I live fairly carefree and watch a lot of cartoons, read lots of comics and am professionally involved in video games. If you've got time to spare, drop me a message.
I think I deal with the whole gamut of parents whee Some refuse to acknowledge the child's deficits despite data/evidence, while others push for having an unrealistic amount services and supports. Anyhow, most parents I work with are amazing. It's only a small handful that get to be contentious, rude, and threatening during meetings. I'm definitely the one who tries to do as much as possible behind the scenes, though! I try to over-serve and never under-serve (which is getting harder with my growing caseload), and I also allow some students (who didn't qualify for school-based services) check in with me on my off-time to make sure they at least have some supports. Only students with significant academic impacts qualify for speech/language/communication therapy in the school setting, and I hate to leave the mild students hanging sad
Anyhow, thanks for just listening! I can talk on and on about this topic and hardly get the chance to, so this was super appreciated! whee
Happy Valentine's Day too! 4laugh Shai rolls her eyes at the demon because he left her hanging!! All good though, she'll get her revenge sometime. cool
Kudos to your mother! Wow, I cannot be a special ed teacher. That is a tough, tough job. Hahah, I do have a bunch of stories about my kiddos; this "collection" ever-growing, really! As for the most challenging part of my job, I'd definitely say it's dealing with contentious parents or caregivers. For example, as a school-based therapist, I must follow federal and state laws regarding special education, which sometimes conflicts with parents' wants and needs. Some parents need to be reminded that we are a school-based entity and not a private clinic or medical facility! I also work part-time with adults in rehab, oftentimes these are survivors of stroke or brain injury and have lost a lot of communicative/cognitive/physical functioning, and it's sometimes really challenging - or I guess, saddening - to see the impact that it has on the patient and their caregivers. sad
Anyhow, it sounds like you've been to quite a few more places around the States than I have! That must be nice to travel for work and attend conferences and conventions! I haven't been to Boston but I am very familiar with their accents. All my kiddos with "r" problems would fit in just fine! whee