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Children with WAGR syndrome often have vision impairment, intellectual disability, and a variety of health challenges. As a result, they may not crawl, walk, or talk at the same age as their peers.
Very young children benefit from Early Intervention services, which can help them achieve developmental milestones sooner than they could without such help.
School-age children benefit from Special Education tailored to their special needs. Modifications in the classroom, teaching methods, and instructional materials can help students with WAGR syndrome achieve and succeed.
The IWSA Teacher Advice Form was developed to provide practical advice for addressing challenges that may be present in a student with WAGR syndrome. Common challenges include:
The IWSA Teacher Advice Form will help parents and teachers ensure that the child receives the best and most appropriate classroom instruction.
This document provides helpful information and tips related to classroom adaptations for students with visual impairments.
This extensive document provides an array of information and printable forms, intended to help instruct and guide support teams of visually impaired students.
A childhood cancer diagnosis can be difficult to manage in a school setting. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) provides resources to address some of the challenges.
ALSF School Guide: Supporting Families and Classmates Affected by Childhood Cancer is a free resource that offers concise, practical guidance for schools.
Wish meetings with your child's teachers were more productive? Creating a Special Education Binder is a great way for parents to keep information organized and make meetings more successful. This resource includes checklists and printable materials that will help you and your child's teachers become a great team.
It is easy for parents and teachers to feel frustrated during educational planning meetings and easy for parents to lose focus and react inappropriately. This resource provides tips for diffusing some of this tension. Useful for both parents and teachers!
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