Time to Roll Up the Sleeves
Barb's Blog | Barbara Raimondo, Esq. So I am on the Gallaudet campus this week and I happen to pick up a copy of The Buff and Blue (the Gallaudet newspaper), which of course I had heard of but never actually read. There was a powerful photo of the new Gally President, Roberta Cordano, a thoughtful article on the oppression of deaf people with additional disabilities, and a retrospective from outgoing pre...
Tue, Nov 10 2015
Will Work for Water
Barb's Blog | Barbara Raimondo, Esq. Donâ€™t it always seem to go that you donâ€™t know what youâ€™ve got â€˜til itâ€™s gone? Â -Joni Mitchell I have just stepped out of a long shower under the hottest water my skin can stand.Â I am wearing a bright white shirt and freshly laundered pants.Â My hair is wet. In the kitchen the dishwasher hums. The sink is dripping. A cup of water is boiling for tea. ...
Fri, Feb 20 2015
Skittish about English
Barb's Blog | Barbara Raimondo, Esq. As a hearing person growing up in an English speaking environment I acquired English easily and effortlessly.Â I loved the structure and organization of the language.Â I was fascinated by my eighth grade text book, Warrinerâ€™s English Grammar and Composition, where I learned the differences among (not between!) an independent clause, a dependent clause, and Santa C...
Fri, Jun 27 2014
IDEA, ADA, and Communication in the Classroom: Lifting the...
Barb's Blog | Barbara Raimondo, Esq. Advocates for deaf and hard of hearing children â€“ come to think of it, advocates of all children served by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) â€“ frequently have been frustrated by its limitations.Â When IDEA was passed in 1975 (as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), millions of children with disabilities had no access to education....
Mon, Nov 04 2013
Believe It - Or Not!
Barb's Blog | Barbara Raimondo, Esq. Do you believe that medical research done at prestigious universities and funded by the United States of America is reliable?Â Do you believe that scientists â€œgo where the data takes usâ€ and report their findings with an eye to objectivity and truth?Â Do you trust that the medical information your doctor receives is accurate? Â A recent article in The Washingt...
Mon, Nov 04 2013
Be a Bellyacher
Barb's Blog | Barbara Raimondo, Esq. Parents, are you satisfied with your childâ€™s educational program?Â Is your child receiving the right services in the appropriate setting?Â How about direct communication with peers and personnel in his language and communication mode?Â Is your child meeting applicable grade level benchmarks? Â If so, pour yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up, and relax.Â If ...
Mon, Nov 04 2013
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