Learn all about extended school year, who qualifies, and other options for children with learning needs. This is your crash course in ESY for parents!
Does it feel like your child’s school is being a bully at IEP or 504 Plan meetings? They just might be! Learn how to refocus the conversation and advocate for your child.
Feel like your child is struggling and not getting anywhere – despite supports from the school? Learn how requesting IEP testing can help!
Make your next IEP or 504 Plan meeting a breeze with this giant list of easy accommodations and modifications! This list is perfect for busy parents and teachers.
Before you even walk through the doors for the IEP meeting, you’re sweating. Yes, even if it’s actually cold outside right now. You’re nervous because today will decide the path for your child’s next year in school. What waits inside is anyone’s best guess. The school’s team has had months to prepare, to gather data, […]
Conferences were rough. You had done your mid-quarter check-in, so you kind of knew what was coming. But man it was hard to hear said out loud. Where do you go from here? It can all be so overwhelming, and that’s just the acronyms! Learn how to navigate this brand new world with confidence and […]
What happens when you’ve tried everything, but nothing has helped? Maybe your child is falling farther and farther behind. All the tutoring and in-school extra attention just isn’t working. Or perhaps your child feels bored in class like they’ve already covered the material or just finish so much faster. Even the in-class enrichments just aren’t […]
IEP meetings are super stressful, and full of more jargon than the Marine Corps. I’ve been in my fair share of these meetings, and I can tell you that parents who are prepared get what they want more often. Get the best for your child, with a few easy tips to get ready for your […]
There are a lot of words that get thrown around in the special education world. Two of the most frequently used, and least understood, are modifications and accommodations. Every child on an IEP has both of these. Every child on a 504 plan has one of these. Actually, teachers make adjustments for every child in […]
So, your child has been referred for special education. Suddenly you are dumped into a world of acronyms and forms and legal jargon. It can be overwhelming. This month, let’s break it down. We’ll start with a basic, and common, question. IEP vs 504 Plan? What’s the difference?
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It’s the latest thing in education. Chances are that your child’s teacher has been talking about SMART goals all year long. You see the signs and charts all over classrooms and schools. So you nod your head. You act like you know all about it. All the while you are inwardly scratching your head, confused […]
If your child has been experiencing significant academic or social/emotional challenges, now is the time that is begins to be discussed and interventions begin to be put into place. As a parent, this can be very overwhelming and frightening. Suddenly, your precious child has been identified as potentially having special educational needs. Take a deep breathe and let me help guide you.
You can work around the lengthy process of a typical IEP. You, the parent, has the right to formally request that your child be tested for a disability.
Editor’s Note: This is part two in a first person series about Reactive Attachment Disorder. For more information on RAD, please visit the Mayo Clinic website or stay tuned for a follow up piece about RAD. Answers? The next day we were referred to an eating disorder clinic at a children’s hospital four hours away […]