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I am a teacher assistant at a school that has a high population of special needs students.

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  1. It's August!! Who is going back soon??

    My district starts for students Aug. 10. This is almost a week later than usual.
  2. It's not my job to pray with you.

    I just want to point out that there is a difference between praying aloud in behalf of a patient and standing silently while someone else prays. I don't think a nurse should be forced to do either, IMO. I don't pledge allegiance to the US flag, or an...
  3. Birthday Treats

    My school allows treats, but they can only be store bought. There is a seafood ban at my school, but it was so poorly enforced that most people didn't even know about it. But you asked about birthday treats. .. I work at a school, but not as a nurse....
  4. Do you keep clothes in your office?

    This is just a question, where do these students go? I am not disagreeing with your policy, btw, just asking a question. I would say that I hope it is somewhere where the student isn't "on display."
  5. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    Ok, stop the press... You mean they actually asked for 7 orgasms!!! I'm sorry, but didn't that patient just sexually harrass the nurse, the nursing staff, or whomever the request was aimed at? What if this had been a man asking for 7 orgasms in ord...
  6. Poopy Pants in PreK

    In my school district, the problem is more of WHAT will the child change into rather than WHO will change the child. In my school district I have witnessed the teacher assistant helping to clean up a child, but this is SPED. I honestly don't know w...
  7. student with terminally-ill parent

    I am just glad you care enough to help. My dad became terminal when I was about 2nd grade and died the summer before I entered 7th grade. Through all that time the school(s) couldn't have cared less.
  8. I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    I have 1st grade students that act like this. How can I help them? I would appreciate insight from someone who is dealing with this issue.
  9. What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby?

    Kache Money No joke. Yes, it is pronounced Cash Money. Somebody has been watching too much BET...
  10. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    I am glad you have that attitude. Some nurses do not. I think your hospital is more progessive than the local one in my area.
  11. Food insecurity in your schools?

    Sometimes teachers or teacher assistants just bought food for a hungry kid at the school where I worked. We didn't want them to starve all day while decisionmakers haggled over what to do. This didn't happen often.
  12. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    The only minor problem I have with continuous EFM is that it doesn't give you chance to go to the bathroom exactly when you need to. Sometimes when you are laboring, things happen too fast for a nurse to get there with a bedpan in time (and how comf...
  13. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    Oh I am certainly not saying that all Caucasian patients are being treated great, but minorities tend to be treated worse (am I not saying all the time). Some of the shabby treatment I pointed out was actually done by black healthcare professionals!!...
  14. B/P and Seizures

    You are right, and the people who have said that I was probably closer than what I thought to a seizure. I really should not have waited until Monday to go to the doctor; I should have gone to the ER. I didn't know better (then).
  15. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    Okay, I have to bite...what is so ignorant about what I said? Just because you have never seen it happen?