Introduction

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Introduction
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Sun, 08-13-2006 - 1:21am

I thought I would introduce myself, as I have already posted several times on this board (mostly in the Hearing Impairments folder).

I am a teacher of the visually impaired/deaf-blind and orientation and mobility specialist. I am now more involved in administration, so I used to go to the Hearing Impairments board to see what issues families were having. I'm not a parent myself, but I have the world's cutest nephew (who is growing very accustomed to being spoiled when Auntie comes to visit) and, in my professional life, I have seen children through many stages of development (I've had one student potty training while teaching the another how to manage her menstrual cycle).

Basically, I am posting this introduction for two reasons -- to offer myself as a resource and to request permission to be here. I lurked on the HI board for many years before posting because I didn't want parents being uncomfortable with a teacher-type actively involved in board activities. Also, I know that there is an IEP/504 board (which I just found), but I can handle questions about those issues as well.

Have joy!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-16-2004
In reply to: braillesign
Mon, 08-14-2006 - 1:43pm

Hey there! I finally found you guys!! I really only check the board once every couple weeks or so it seemed. I am disappointed in the closing, but look forward to getting to know others! Ofcourse, I welcome you here. Wait till they all find out what a wealth of information you have to offer!

Erin

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: braillesign
Mon, 08-14-2006 - 11:02pm

Thanks so much! I'm glad you found us. It has been daunting, but perhaps all will be well. Also, the "adult" Deaf and Hearing Impaired board folks have indicated that mommies would be welcome there as well. http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-bhdeafhearin

Have joy!