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When a Professional Says... By Colleen F. Tomko (2000)
What do parents really hear? What can professionals do to bridge the communication gap?

Inclusion, it's not for everyone? By Colleen F. Tomko
Defining inclusion and looking at who or what determines who should be included. 

Pain in the Assessment By Colleen F. Tomko
A different look at assessments, and their use. A must read for anyone doing standardized testing. 

Life Skills Don't Bring Happiness By Colleen F. Tomko
Teaching isolated skills verses striving for "quality of life" goals. 

A Parent's Perspective of the Needs of a Child with a Disability By Colleen F. Tomko
Accepting children for who they are, and the importance of meeting all needs. 

Thoughts on Therapy By Colleen F. Tomko
A look at how, where, when and what skills are taught to children with disabilities. 

Beyond Programs: A Parable By Michael McCarthy
The history of providing services and supports, and insight from the perspective of an individual with disability. 

Parents & Professionals By Tammy Sutton
The roles of professionals in the lives of children with disabilities and their families. 

Building a Life Long Vision: Where do Professionals Fit in? By Colleen F. Tomko
Providing services based on the child's and family's vision for the future. 


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