About Rosie Reeves

Rosie Reeves is a writer and mother of three; including one with special needs. She works side-by-side with her daughter’s therapists, teachers and doctors. Rosie has also served as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner and serves as a contributor on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com.Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.BenefitsByRosie.com

Articles by Rosie

Atypical Representation: Special Needs Is Out of the Closet

Atypical Representation: Special Needs Is Out of the Closet

Last updated on October 14th, 2018 at 08:24 pmRecently there has been a lot of talk about diversity – in the workplace, in politics and in entertainment. Usually people assume diversity means people of different races being represented, but it also means people of different abilities. In the past we occasionally saw a lead character in a wheelchair or with some other disability but lately some... 

Should Special Kids Take Standardized Tests? Intelligent Lives

Should Special Kids Take Standardized Tests? Intelligent Lives

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:57 pmWhile you and your child might be excited about the new backpack, lunch box and outfits back to school also brings a lot of anxiety for students with learning challenges and special needs and their parents. Not only will they be subjected to homework and (gulp) tests, there is something else looming on the horizon – intelligence testing. You have probably... 

Summer and Beyond: How to Get Your Special Needs Child To Read

Summer and Beyond: How to Get Your Special Needs Child To Read

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:23 pmMany schools have started assigning Summer Reading to keep kids in good habits and also to avoid the dreaded summer brain drain, where they lose some of the skills learned during the academic year due to lack of practice. Sometimes the reading assignment can be fun, like a competition to see who reads the most pages or books or minutes. Sometimes it can be... 

Would You Buy Your Special Needs Child a Dog Chew Toy?

Would You Buy Your Special Needs Child a Dog Chew Toy?

Last updated on June 6th, 2018 at 11:57 amThat was where my sleep-deprived, over-stressed mind went in an aisle of the pet store while I was there to buy cat food. I was tired of finding holes in my child’s shirts and also terrified she would chew off a button and then choke on it. I had tried teething toys for toddlers, but they were made for adorable little jaws and tiny teeth that were just peeking... 

Autism Awareness Month: A Chance to Redefine Disability

Autism Awareness Month: A Chance to Redefine Disability

Last updated on April 25th, 2018 at 10:11 amApril is Autism Awareness Month. For those of us in the special needs trenches this might seem odd because if autism has impacted your life you are always aware of it every minute of every day. The reality is that many people have no idea what autism truly is. They might watch The Good Doctor or Sesame Street, and while it is terrific that autism and other... 

Considering Children With Special Needs in a School Emergency

Considering Children With Special Needs in a School Emergency

Last updated on June 5th, 2018 at 03:23 pmIn the aftermath of the terrible Florida school shooting many people are examining the plans to keep individuals with special needs safe in the event of a lockdown or evacuation. Most schools are conducting drills and training to make the procedures more familiar to students and staff. While this is a very good practice, students with special needs may have...