7 episodes

A discussion about the NATURE of learning disabilities, and the NEEDS of those who have them.

Nature and Need‪s‬ Irene Van Riper Ed. D., A/AOGPE

    • Education

A discussion about the NATURE of learning disabilities, and the NEEDS of those who have them.

    Teaching Homebound Students During the Pandemic: Part-2

    Teaching Homebound Students During the Pandemic: Part-2

    A Special Education teacher in a metropolitan area takes her job into the homes of children with severe disabilities, homebound students. The challenges are many. Then, the pandemic arrived, and this teacher had to bring virtual learning into the home.

    • 39 min
    Teaching Homebound Students During the Pandemic: Part-1

    Teaching Homebound Students During the Pandemic: Part-1

    A Special Education teacher in a metropolitan area takes her job into the homes of children with severe disabilities, homebound students. The challenges are many. Then, the pandemic arrived, and this teacher had to bring virtual learning into the home.

    • 43 min
    Family Life and Severe Disabilities

    Family Life and Severe Disabilities

    Alecia speaks about her sister, Kenna, who has  severe disabilities. What it was like growing up in a family with an amazing mother, an absent father and a sister incapable of caring for herself. And how life evolved as Alecia became the last caregiver....

    • 45 min
    Mom's Struggle, Part 2: No "D"-word in this school!

    Mom's Struggle, Part 2: No "D"-word in this school!

    Teresa takes on the public education system and teaches them a thing or two about dyslexia. Her son starts reading with the help of Orton Gillingham tutoring and learns to cope with his disabilities. Mom's presentation to the school goes viral!

    • 41 min
    Dr. Trueblood: Strategies for Learning Disabilities, Part 2

    Dr. Trueblood: Strategies for Learning Disabilities, Part 2

    Part 2 of an interview with Dr. Suzanne Trueblood about living with dyslexia and how to handle some of the effects of this disability, such as anxiety. How success can be found by chasing away the "Big Black Cloud". An excellent program for anyone who...

    • 20 min
    A Mother's Struggles for her Son w/Dyslexia. Part 1

    A Mother's Struggles for her Son w/Dyslexia. Part 1

    While a young boy with dyslexia goes to battle with reading, his mother, Teresa, grapples with her school disrict. Mom tries to learn all she can about this disability so she can help her son, and discovers the roots of dyslexia go deeper in her family...

    • 46 min

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