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  • beckybecky6
    Hi everyone. I am a new member. I am a special education teacher and one of my students has Angelman Syndrome. He is in my classroom part of the time and in
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 15 11:06 AM
      Hi everyone. I am a new member. I am a special education teacher and
      one of my students has Angelman Syndrome. He is in my classroom part
      of the time and in regular kindergarten with support part of the
      time. I am always trying to learn more that will help me be a better
      teacher to all of my students, and I have found that parents are a
      source of a lot of good information.

      There is a way that you could help me right now: I am taking a
      graduate class on research and I am doing a project on development
      of expressive communication skills in Angelman syndrome. For part of
      the assignment I am to construct an email survey and send it to at
      least 5 people. Would some of you allow me to send you my survey? In
      real life I only know one Angel, so I thought I would ask on some of
      the webgroups to see if I could find more people. I thought of just
      going to the Members list and sending it to everyone who's email is
      listed, but I don't know if that is a proper use of the list. (If
      you think it's ok, someone please tell me that.)

      Anyway, there are really 2 things I am hoping to learn from my
      survey. First, what are the levels of expressive communication that
      are being achieved by children and adults with Angelman? I have read
      somewhere that verbally, 4 words is about all that can be hoped for,
      but the parent of my student says that she has met people with
      Angelman who have achieved much more than that. I would like to
      verify that. I think that having higher expectations could only
      help, but don't want to be unrealistic either.

      Secondly, I am interested in how much success your children (or
      adult children) are meeting with other forms of communication such
      as PECS, sign language or gestures, speech-output devices, or some
      other method. Although I know each person is different, that might
      give us a clue as to what is more likely to be effective.

      This is not a dissertation or anything, just one assignment for one
      class, but if I do come up with anything interesting I will share it
      with the group.

      I hope you will consider my request to participate in the survey. If
      you are willing please reply or email me. beckybecky6@...

      And as a new group member I look forward to participating in
      discussions and learning from you as well, to the benefit of my own
      little Angel.

      Becky
    • Ann Watters
      Hello Becky. I would be willing to participate in the survey on Angelman. My 5 yr old son has Angelman. annwatters@sbcglobal.net beckybecky6
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 15 4:45 PM
        Hello Becky. I would be willing to participate in the survey on Angelman. My 5 yr old son has Angelman. annwatters@...

        beckybecky6 <beckybecky6@...> wrote:
        Hi everyone. I am a new member. I am a special education teacher and
        one of my students has Angelman Syndrome. He is in my classroom part
        of the time and in regular kindergarten with support part of the
        time. I am always trying to learn more that will help me be a better
        teacher to all of my students, and I have found that parents are a
        source of a lot of good information.

        There is a way that you could help me right now: I am taking a
        graduate class on research and I am doing a project on development
        of expressive communication skills in Angelman syndrome. For part of
        the assignment I am to construct an email survey and send it to at
        least 5 people. Would some of you allow me to send you my survey? In
        real life I only know one Angel, so I thought I would ask on some of
        the webgroups to see if I could find more people. I thought of just
        going to the Members list and sending it to everyone who's email is
        listed, but I don't know if that is a proper use of the list. (If
        you think it's ok, someone please tell me that.)

        Anyway, there are really 2 things I am hoping to learn from my
        survey. First, what are the levels of expressive communication that
        are being achieved by children and adults with Angelman? I have read
        somewhere that verbally, 4 words is about all that can be hoped for,
        but the parent of my student says that she has met people with
        Angelman who have achieved much more than that. I would like to
        verify that. I think that having higher expectations could only
        help, but don't want to be unrealistic either.

        Secondly, I am interested in how much success your children (or
        adult children) are meeting with other forms of communication such
        as PECS, sign language or gestures, speech-output devices, or some
        other method. Although I know each person is different, that might
        give us a clue as to what is more likely to be effective.

        This is not a dissertation or anything, just one assignment for one
        class, but if I do come up with anything interesting I will share it
        with the group.

        I hope you will consider my request to participate in the survey. If
        you are willing please reply or email me. beckybecky6@...

        And as a new group member I look forward to participating in
        discussions and learning from you as well, to the benefit of my own
        little Angel.

        Becky





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      • Ruth Berman
        Hi, My name is Ruth Berman and I have a three year old boy with Angelman Syndrome. I would be happy to participate in the survey, Be well, Ruth beckybecky6
        Message 3 of 5 , Jan 15 5:24 PM
          Hi,
          My name is Ruth Berman and I have a three year old boy with Angelman Syndrome. I would be happy to participate in the survey,
          Be well,
          Ruth

          beckybecky6 <beckybecky6@...> wrote:

          Hi everyone. I am a new member. I am a special education teacher and
          one of my students has Angelman Syndrome. He is in my classroom part
          of the time and in regular kindergarten with support part of the
          time. I am always trying to learn more that will help me be a better
          teacher to all of my students, and I have found that parents are a
          source of a lot of good information.

          There is a way that you could help me right now: I am taking a
          graduate class on research and I am doing a project on development
          of expressive communication skills in Angelman syndrome. For part of
          the assignment I am to construct an email survey and send it to at
          least 5 people. Would some of you allow me to send you my survey? In
          real life I only know one Angel, so I thought I would ask on some of
          the webgroups to see if I could find more people. I thought of just
          going to the Members list and sending it to everyone who's email is
          listed, but I don't know if that is a proper use of the list. (If
          you think it's ok, someone please tell me that.)

          Anyway, there are really 2 things I am hoping to learn from my
          survey. First, what are the levels of expressive communication that
          are being achieved by children and adults with Angelman? I have read
          somewhere that verbally, 4 words is about all that can be hoped for,
          but the parent of my student says that she has met people with
          Angelman who have achieved much more than that. I would like to
          verify that. I think that having higher expectations could only
          help, but don't want to be unrealistic either.

          Secondly, I am interested in how much success your children (or
          adult children) are meeting with other forms of communication such
          as PECS, sign language or gestures, speech-output devices, or some
          other method. Although I know each person is different, that might
          give us a clue as to what is more likely to be effective.

          This is not a dissertation or anything, just one assignment for one
          class, but if I do come up with anything interesting I will share it
          with the group.

          I hope you will consider my request to participate in the survey. If
          you are willing please reply or email me. beckybecky6@...

          And as a new group member I look forward to participating in
          discussions and learning from you as well, to the benefit of my own
          little Angel.

          Becky





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        • beckybecky6@aol.com
          Hi Rith, Thanks for your reply. My survey is ready and I have just about figured out how to send it. You should be receiving it via email shortly. Thanks for
          Message 4 of 5 , Jan 19 4:47 PM
            Hi Rith,
            Thanks for your reply. My survey is ready and I have just about figured out
            how to send it. You should be receiving it via email shortly.

            Thanks for your help.

            Becky Zajac



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          • beckybecky6@aol.com
            Hi Ann, Thanks for your reply. My survey is ready and I have just about figured out how to send it. You should be receiving it via email shortly. Thanks for
            Message 5 of 5 , Jan 19 4:48 PM
              Hi Ann,

              Thanks for your reply. My survey is ready and I have just about figured out
              how to send it. You should be receiving it via email shortly.

              Thanks for your help.

              Becky Zajac (formerly Watters with two ts. I wonder if we might be related)



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