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 […]
Modifications and Accommodations: What's the Difference?
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 […]
IEP vs 504 Plan? What's the difference?
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?
True Life: I'm an Inclusion Teacher
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Parents: Confused About SMART Goals? Learn the Essentials Super Fast!
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 […]
How to Navigate the Special Education Process
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.
IEP Secrets: Testing
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 […]
First Person: A Journey through RAD
Editor’s Note: This is a submitted story, and the first installation of this article. All names have been changed to protect the family’s identity. If you have questions, comments, or reactions to this series, please post your comments in the sections below. Thank you. What is happening with my son? I was at my son’s psychologist […]
Ummmm…What?!?!?!?!? How do I get an IEP, Parents Mag?
So, I take education seriously. And I take it thismuchmore seriously for children with special needs, the children who’s parents need accurate information about the legal hoops they’re required to jump through. And then I read this in Parents Magazine: “If you think your child needs more help than she’s getting in school, you can inquire about having […]