Children with WAGR syndrome usually have significant vision impairment as well as some degree of intellectual impairment. As a result, they may not crawl, walk, or talk at the same age as
Very young children with WAGR syndrome benefit from Early Intervention services, which can help them achieve developmental milestones sooner than they could without such help.
School-age children with WAGR syndrome often have multiple special educational needs. In addition to vision impairment, they may also have developmental delay or cognitive impairment, sensory
integration disorders, behavioral disorders, and/or medical issues that can impact their education. Modifications and accommodations in the classroom, teaching methods, and/or modified
instructional materials are often necessary to help students reach their potential.
The IWSA Teacher Advice Form was developed to provide practical advice for addressing challengesthat may be present in a student with WAGR
syndrome. Common challenges in children with WAGR syndrome that may impact their education include
Auditory Processing Disorder
Speech and language difficulties
Sensory Processing Disorder
Behavioral or psychiatric disorders
The IWSA Teacher Advice Form will help parents and teachers ensure that the child receives the best and most appropriate classroom instruction
Wish meetings with your child's teachers were more productive? Creating a Special Education Binder is a great way for parents to keep information organized and make meetings more successful.
This resource includes checklists and printable materials that will help you and your child's teachers become a great team
It is easy for parents and teachers to feel frustrated during IEP meetings and easy for parents to lose focus and react inappropriately. This resource provides tips for diffusing
some of this tension. Useful for both parents and teachers!