Four-year-old Shelby Krumwiede likes to be the center of attention, but don’t take her picture.
The flash irritates her.
When her preschool teacher flipped the lights on and off to get the students’ attention, it would bother Shelby.
She has sensory processing disorder, and flashing lights are one of her triggers, said Kristin Krumwiede, her mother.
It took a lot of intervention by her mother, the director of Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program and a family advocate to get the teacher to stop flipping the lights on and off.
“We had a real difficult year,” Krumwiede said.
Parents of children who have developmental disabilities often find themselves advocating for their children’s educational needs.
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