Monthly Archives: March 2016

Northwest AEA/school success: Three siblings overcome obstacles with AEA services

Siblings Kendra, Evie and Samuel have all successfully battled through speech delays with the help of AEA employees. Photo submitted by their mom, Jennifer TenKley. Jennifer TenKley is very appreciative of AEA staff members, Lynn Cole and Meg Otto, for the services … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/school success: Reading Recovery teacher shares her son’s journey

The Wright family celebrates at Morningside College, where James received a degree in business administration. From left to right are London, Randy, James, Pat, Matthew, and Michael. The second photo is a younger James who was placed in Reading Recovery, … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/school success: Reading Recovery helps fourth grade boy attain tenth grade reading level

Written by Jess Jensen, Reading Recovery Teacher in Schleswig Reprinted with permission from the 2014 Reading Recovery Site Report for Northwest AEA In March, I received an email from Jana O’Brien telling me about the great news she had received … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/school success: Boy born with hearing loss chosen for Deaflympics and more

Written by Sandy Leach, educational interpreter at Northwest AEA Sam Holzrichter is an 18-year-old senior at North High in Sioux City. Sam was born with a hearing loss, and his hearing progressively got worse. He started working with the AEA … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/A to Z Preschool success: Girl hears with amplifier

Can you imagine not understanding what people are saying to you; yet, you need to follow instructions in class? This was the reality of a little girl at A to Z Preschool in Kingsley. With a severe hearing loss in both … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA success: Iowa TAG conference to help educators with Core

This year, the annual Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) conference is being coordinated by Northwest AEA’s Sue Chartier, educational consultant. The theme this year is, “The CORE Challenge: Building Options and BreakingBarriers.”  This focus will assist both urban and rural … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/family success: Daycare administrator with cerebral palsy encourages others to embrace differences

After listening to Jayne Harrington talk about her varied activities as a busy office manager for a bustling daycare, it’s hard to believe this same determined, passionate and positive woman needs help with some basic daily needs, like tying her … Continue reading

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