Parents and Teachers... look at these minutes recommended by the Illinois State Board of Ed.
Give yourself grace. Kids aren’t supposed to work for 6 hours at home. Your goal is NOT to replicate school at home.
Your goal is to care for a child as a whole person first and then facilitate additional learning.
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Schools are shut down and IEP teams are in a panic of how to help students with IEPs.
After weeks of trying to use every resource at their fingertips, it's becoming clear that there is a HUGE resource that is being underutilized. Paraprofessionals!
Every person on the IEP team from teachers to parents to therapists can confirm that aides in the classroom are the glue that hold everything together.
Paraprofessionals take care of everything from bathroom breaks to massive meltdowns. They know how to get through the toughest days and we need them more than ever, right now.
Most of all, students need their support system and often their number one support person is their aide.
There are dozens of ways that we can help our support team stay connected with students... here are two to get started:
1. Connect the paraprofessional to what the parent needs at home. They are already masters at making visual schedules, positive reinforcement schedules and getting creative on the...
What was appropriate before may never be appropriate again in your child/student's IEP. Listen in and then join me to become a Master IEP Coach® at www.masterIEPcoach.com
What was appropriate in an IEP yesterday is not appropriate today.
What was appropriate in a child's IEP yesterday may NEVER be appropriate again.
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Parents, Teachers, & Districts are all struggling to figure out what to do next for special education services & IEPs, in these uncertain times.
Join Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed for this online talk to ask your questions, get answers and see the HOPE + POSSIBILITIES of the GOOD that can happen next for your children/students.
Hot Topics Will Include - What about missed services? What about IEP meetings? What about evaluating progress?
Catherine will be LIVE at 11am on Friday, March 27th, helping you figure out what you can do now and what needs to happen next for every child to receive an appropriate education. JOIN the FREE FB EVENT HERE.
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BCBA Helps with Behavior Expectations at Home During COVID 19 Crisis
Special Needs Parents & Special Education Teachers, Get more help at:
Schools are closing left and right due to COVID 19 and the stress level of special needs parents is higher than ever.
Allison Sweatman shares 3 easy strategies you can do today to feel more in control and less chaotic as we tackle this uncertain time.
People ask me all the time how after two decades of working on IEPs I can still be excited, joyful and full of hope.
It's because I refused to get burnt out by all the fighting words and actions in Special Education.
Parents & Teachers, I get why Special Education struggles are real, but if you take these 4 steps... you'll be able to work through those exhausting days knowing that there is a bright future ahead for all of our children and students.
Too many IEP goals can lead to chaos inside of a child's school day. Learn steps to Measure What Matters inside (and outside) of a child's school day and see more progress than ever before!
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