Welcome to the “wrong story”
Everyone feels like they’re in the wrong story sometimes, but our goal here is to help typicalize the atypical by sharing stories and perspectives to create a more understanding and inclusive world!
- What Does Disability Mean to You – Rozanne RouxFuture Audiologist, Rozanne Roux, discusses her perspectives on hearing loss, disability, and accessibility.
- From the Teacher Archives: The Value of Relationship Building!I recently came across a memory on Facebook: “Started with a student in (hysterical) tears…ended with me in (happy) tears.” Normally when I look back on non-specific Facebook memories I can’t remember what situation I was referring to, but not this one. After 7 years, I still know exactly what day this was. I hadContinue reading “From the Teacher Archives: The Value of Relationship Building!”
- What is Universal Design?Universal design could save the world. That may seem like a gross exaggeration, but it’s not. Universal design is the practice of creating things to be accessible to everyone. There is universal design for learning, universal design for architecture, universal design for product development, literally anything that can be created can have universal design. SomeContinue reading “What is Universal Design?”
- How to use screen time responsiblyIf you read my previous post, you’ll know that I am very much against the demonizing of screen time for children. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have it’s faults. Screen time can definitely have a negative impact on a child’s development, so it’s important to use it responsibly. Here are a few important thingsContinue reading “How to use screen time responsibly”
- Could screen time actually be GOOD for children?We all know that screen time is bad for child development. It damages their eyes, it stalls their fine motor skills, it impacts their communication, disrupts their sleep, and it causes behavioral problems. But what if it were actually therapeutic and BENEFITED development? I’m going to share how screen time has positively impacted my children.Continue reading “Could screen time actually be GOOD for children?”
The Megaphone Philosophy
When it comes to non-disabled people trying to support people with disabilities, too often there is the mentality of “being a voice for the voiceless.” The problem with this sentiment is that it reinforces the idea that vocal communication is more valid than other forms of communication, and it’s just really patronizing.
I prefer the megaphone philosophy for advocacy. People with disabilities don’t need non-disabled people to “be their voice”, they need the things they’re already saying to be amplified.