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Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Navigating the Special Education Process as Your Child's Parent Advocate

Parent advocates are an important part of every child's education. A child who has special needs is going to need someone to organize and pull together their education plan to ensure they get the best structured education that will meet their individual learning needs.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
5 Ways Schools Sometimes Fail Special Needs Children

For the most part, most schools do succeed in their mission, but unfortunately there are times where a school fails to provide an appropriate education for a special needs child. It may be the school does not provide the right necessities for special needs children to succeed in the school setting.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Guide to School Support Services Available for Students with Special Needs

Children who have special education needs often need related services to be incorporated into their Individualized Education Program (IEP). In Canada and the United Kingdom, this is equivalent to an Individual Education Plan. These services are provided to help the child in the learning environment.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Community Colleges Can Open Up All Kinds of Possibilities

Beginning your education or starting your career at a community college opens up all sorts of possibilities. What are some of the benefits associated with attending community college as the first step in higher education?

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to be a Good Parent Advocate for a Child With TBI

Dealing with special education laws can be both daunting and confusing. In order to effectively advocate for a child with TBI, or any other learning disability, it helps to understand both federal and state laws, any special education jargon and acronyms, and how to participate in the inevitable individualized education program (IEP) meeting.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting

While the school has a responsibility to give your child the most appropriate and mainstreamed education possible, you also play an important role in your child's educational plan. You are your child's strongest advocate and know what is best for your child. Your involvement and input will have a large impact on the direction the meeting goes.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Why are General Education Courses Required in College?

Many students have the idea they don't "need" general education classes to further their education because they feel the courses are useless and don't pertain to their career goals. It's easy to see where this misconception comes from.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Common Myths About Paying for College

There are many myths surrounding saving for college. These myths range from it's better not to save for college to why bother saving because education is too expensive and out of reach 

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Education Trends: Why Adults are Returning to College

Most universities have recognized this movement and have developed ways to accommodate adult students, providing a means to pursue a college degree. With so many colleges offering a myriad of learning opportunities, student populations are more diverse in age than ever before. There are many reasons why adults are returning to school.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Benefits to Starting a 4-Year Degree at a 2-Year College

Students have many choices when they make the decision to pursue college. As one option, many students choose to begin their education at a two-year college rather than heading straight off to the dorms at the four-year universities. There are many benefits to taking this route.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Be An Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

A parent instinctively knows what is best for his or her child. Parents who are directly involved with their child's education will know they are getting the right structure and best education to fit their son or daughter's individual needs.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Ways Single Parents Can Benefit from Going Back to School

Today's job market is pretty competitive and many single parents opt to return to school in order to add degree or other credentials to their resumes to increase employment marketability.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
How Does TBI Affect the Learning Abilities of a Student?

The special education departments in schools should gain a thorough understanding of TBIs because they are not always visible injuries. And the impacts will vary greatly from child to child.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
9 Great Reasons to Attend Community College

What is it about community college that is becoming so attractive and why might these two year institutions be the best choice? Essentially it comes down to what an individual's personal goals and objectives are. There are many great reasons to go to community college.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Why Diploma Mills Do Everyone a Disservice

While there are many excellent benefits to distance learning, unfortunately some schools have emerged on the web for the sole purpose of handing out degrees in exchange for money with no or little academic work required. These are referred to as "diploma mills."

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Pick Your College Classes

A first time student picking out college classes may find the registration process to be confusing or intimidating. Even seasoned students may experience a bit of apprehension when selecting which classes to take when registration time rolls around. This article shows the ins and outs of registration.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

Traumatic brain injury, or more commonly known as TBI, had long been known as the "silent epidemic" because of its nature to not be instantly recognized when a head injury has occurred. Brain injury in children can occur from many incidences, a blow to the head, shaken baby syndrome and anoxia are some of the more common ways a child can acquire a TBI.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Should Students Take a Gap Year After High School?

A good number of students do indeed choose to go straight to college right after high school, but what about the percentage who feels they are not ready? Should they take a year off after high school first? 

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Advantages of Taking Tough College Courses

If you have made the decision to go to college to pursue individual growth as part of your educational package and not just to "get the piece of paper", selecting some difficult courses is often a great idea. Here's why.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
College Education Options for the Nontraditional Student

Today's nontraditional student has more options than ever before to pursue that long-awaited dream of earning a college degree. Universities are continually expanding their programs in order to be able to fit the changing needs of all students in an evolving and dynamic society.

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