Don't miss these! What to Look for in an IEP

Let's get focused on where to look in your IEP paperwork!

Yes, there are dozens of boxes to check and forms to fill out, but when you focus on these 6 pieces, everything else fits together smoothly.

1. Parent Input Statement - No matter where you live in the country, every IEP has a section for...

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Don't Ignore IEP Parent Input Statements

1. Listen in on what a Parent Input statement is and where to find it.

2. Get out your child's or a student's IEP and look for this section.

3. If you can't find it, go here and I'll help you www.specialedinnercircle.com

4. If this section is clear in the IEP, CELEBRATE! 

5. If not, fill...

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A New Piece of Inclusion We Must Consider

 

Inclusive experiences between special education and general education students within Generation Z are going to need more support for all students than ever before. Use this new perspective to build inclusive experiences that are successful for everyone involved. 

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Hazard - Stop Doing Special Education Alone

 

Stop thinking you're supposed to do Special Education alone. Parents & Teachers if you had an honest conversation with each other, you'd find out that nobody expects one person to know everything about Special Education.

It's time to stop figuring out special education by yourself and...

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Podcast: Special Education Inner Circle... find it here!

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About: As a special needs sibling, certified special education teacher, and special needs parent, Catherine...

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Stop Cramming the IEP with Goals & Leave Room to Learn Naturally

After 20+ years of writing IEPs with parents and teachers, I’ve learned a few things...

1. You’re never going to get every goal a child needs into the IEP.
2. A child will shutdown if you stuff their day with direct instruction hour after hour.
3. A child needs time to “be a...

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Podcast: 504s vs IEPs - What's the Difference?

 

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IEPs vs 504s is a hot topic in special education. I'm going to go over six points, real quick, just to give you an overview so you know what questions to ask next about supports for your child at school.


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The first thing that you need to know, point number one is...

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Special Education Teachers + Parents are Smarter than the System

 

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Welcome everyone to the special education inner circle podcast. I'm excited to be here with you today. We're going to dig on a hot topic for both special education teachers and parents. Actually for everybody who's at the IEP table. In fact, as I was preparing for this...

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Medical Dx VS Educational Eligibility - It's a big deal

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It's important for you to know that a school does not diagnose a child with a disability. A school only has eligibility criteria when it comes to special education. Eligibility criteria, it's set by the federal law IDEA.

Remember, I'm not a lawyer, but I...

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Holiday Tips for Inclusion at School

This season of celebration in school can lead to more children feeling isolated, lonely and left out.

Let's make sure that your child or students don't feel this way!

Ask yourself these questions and then get creative in planning an inclusive experience for everyone... this is the best gift you...

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Seclusion Rooms + Special Education = It's Serious

 

I've received dozens of emails from parents, teachers and leaders in special education asking me about seclusion rooms and special education in the state of Illinois. (In case you don't know, Illinois is my home.)

I've tried to put together an answer that makes sense because yes, I've...

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