What’s Working: A BQ Member ‘Citizen Scientist’ Report Emma

Video Released Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 10:00am Pacific Time

Parents say that some of the best ideas, tips and phrases come from other parents also in the 2e trenches.  Hear from your fellow IdeaLabbers, the Citizen Scientists, running their own experiments at home and what they’re finding useful and helpful.

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  1. Angela on July 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Difficulty with transitions and non-SPD sensory issues resonate in our household. What time does your son get up for school? My son seems to have the opposite needs — MORE hours of sleep rather than less; and I am facing some potential problems with our school district wanting to change elementary start time to 7:45am so that the high schoolers can have a later start. 🙁 Your school system sounds wonderful. Where is your school district? It seems like such districts are a rarity.

  2. Maria Gerea on June 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Creativity and connection are key. Our special ed teacher created time for 45 minutes a week of STEM activities with another 2e peer that are not part of the curriculum, using his IEP minutes. This made him feel met and valued in who he is, he relaxed and opened to learning challenging things like writing/composition.

  3. Terra Greene on June 20, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Great job! I’m interested in your sleep experiment. We know that people sometimes need less sleep. I don’t know why it never occurred to me that my son may do better with a naturally-lead bedtime. I think I’ll mention it to my family. Thank you!

  4. Andre and Willa on June 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    It is so inspiring to see how a parent can know from the gut what is best for his/her child 🙂 It is also encouraging to hear how the public school (or any school for that matter) is willing to accommodate a child’s needs. Thank you Debbie and Emma!

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