About this blog

I am a high school human anatomy and physiology teacher by trade and I double as a mother of a little girl with Williams Syndrome. When my daughter was diagnosed, I was thankful that I understood how the body worked so I could navigate through the condition and understand what the doctors had to say. This is my way of sharing my knowledge so other parents can have that same power.

Information contained in this site is strictly for education purpose to better understand the conditions associated with Williams Syndrome. You should in no way use this site for diagnosis, treatment or medical guidance. Always seek medical advice from your doctor.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Teaching Strategies Guide for Educators

Spring marks the beginning of many annual IEP meetings including my own Katie's transition to Kindergarten!  This time of year can be stressful for many families, so to prepare, I've created an infographic you can print out and share with your IEP team to help identify research-based best practices and appropriate accommodations for kids with WS.  Feel free to download or save this and print as many as you'd like.  I hope it can help facilitate positive conversations about your child's needs... and remember, every child is an individual so some of these strategies will be effective and others will not.  You, as the parent, know your child the best so be an advocate and vocalize what you know works!  All the information on the infographic is compiled from the educator guides at www.williams-syndrome.org.  Best of luck!