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Aiden’s Story

Our son Aiden receives (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy) services from staff members who work at Heartland AEA. My son Aiden has Down syndrome and I would be so lost without the AEA. They made me feel at … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Story

Our daughter, Brooklyn, has been receiving both speech and physical therapy services through the Heartland AEA for the past 1 ½ years and continues to receive now that she is 3 and attends the Jordan Creek Elementary Preschool. Brooklyn clearly … Continue reading

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Alex’s Story

Our son, Alex, is in third grade at Walnut Hills Elementary School. At the present time, he receives Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services from staff members who work for Heartland AEA. Alex has worked with AEA his entire life. … Continue reading

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AEA Assistance to the Schulte Family

Jennifer Schulte shares her family’s experience in using the services of the AEA. As soon as she brought her newborn twins home from the hospital, she heard from the AEA. Later, she needed the AEA’s help for her children’s development. … Continue reading

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Aedyn’s Story

Our son, Aedyn, receives services through the Southeast Polk School District. He receives physical therapy, occupational therapy (including feeding assistance), assistance with communication and assistance with cognitive delays from staff members who work at Heartland AEA. Aedyn was diagnosed prenatally … Continue reading

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Teamwork Continues to Improve Life of Ogden Boy with Hearing Loss

You often hear the expression, “it takes a village to raise a child.” In the case of 3-year-old Noah Hasty of Ogden, that phrase rings true. Noah was diagnosed as profoundly deaf at two weeks of age, and with the … Continue reading

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Meet the People Who Make a Difference: Speech-Language Pathologists

All of Iowa’s nine AEAs employ staff members that provide consultation and therapy for children who have significant problems with language, voice, articulation, and stuttering. Click on the picture below to meet Nancy Almasi, a speech-language pathologist for Grant Wood … Continue reading

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Milestones Meaningful to This Mom

Reise Regennitter is a five-year-old boy who is in a typical peer classroom at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. He is speaking in sentences; he has friends; and he is now at the verbal level of a three-and-half-year-old child. He plays with toys the … Continue reading

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Success for LuCasey: A Family’s Journey

Communication received by Great Prairie AEA from Melanie Patton, Parent, ourspecialkidsiowa@gmail.com. Our family moved to SE Iowa in late 2008. Our previous school experiences in another state had been little more than “glorified babysitting” for our daughter who suffered with … Continue reading

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North Union Learners Benefit from Prairie Lakes AEA Transition Grant

On November 27th, four excited students, two para educators, and one special education teacher took a fieldtrip to Opportunity Village in Clear Lake and to Exceptional Treasures in Algona. Teacher Mary Gelhaus of North Union High School had five objectives … Continue reading

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