Chalkbeat: “Pushing past assumptions: For this Colorado school psychologist, a language difference is not a disability”

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Cameran Simpson, a bilingual school psychologist in Aurora Public Schools, with her husband, Kent, and her daughter, Willow.

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"Cameran Simpson, a bilingual school psychologist in the Aurora school district, is careful to ensure that students don’t get labeled as having a disability just because they don’t speak English well.

But it was a mother’s emotional plea that reminded her that receiving special education services can be a good thing, too.

In this installment of 'How I Help,' Simpson — who recently was named the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Provider of the Year by the Colorado Society of School Psychologists — shares what she learned from that parent, why some people say her job must be boring, and how she reached a student fed up with special education testing."