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

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Articles by Rosie

Should Special Kids Take Standardized Tests? Intelligent Lives

Should Special Kids Take Standardized Tests? Intelligent Lives

While 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 heard the quote “Everybody is a genius.... 

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

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

Many 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 a straight assignment like a project or a... 

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

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

That 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 through the gum line. I had tried teething... 

Autism Awareness Month: A Chance to Redefine Disability

Autism Awareness Month: A Chance to Redefine Disability

April 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 conditions are being represented in mainstream... 

Considering Children With Special Needs in a School Emergency

Considering Children With Special Needs in a School Emergency

In 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 additional issues with such drills and emergencies.... 

How To Survive When Your Special Child’s Medical Needs Resurface

How To Survive When Your Special Child’s Medical Needs Resurface

When my child was born she ended up with some potentially serious medical conditions. They turned out to be minor – really minor – but could have been much, much worse. The other day one of them reared its ugly head (and I mean ugly). Frankly, I had almost forgotten about this particular bugaboo but just like riding a bike, it all came back to me. When it hit, I could hardly breathe. It...