Podcast: Change Your Definition of Appropriate IEPs

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

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Appropriate IEPs when schools are closed?

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. 

Want to learn how to change special education together, FOREVER? 

Join me in the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship this summer!
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Special Education & School Closings, Now What?

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...

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Podcast: BCBA Help with Behavior Expectations at Home During Crisis

 

BCBA Helps with Behavior Expectations at Home During COVID 19 Crisis

Special Needs Parents & Special Education Teachers, Get more help at: 

www.specialedinnercircle.com and www.behavioralperspectiveaba.com/services/parent-academy/

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PODCAST: School is Closed: Stress Lowering Strategies for Special Needs Parents

 

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.

www.allisonsweatman.com
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Burnout is REAL for Special Needs Parents and Teachers

 

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,...

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Special Education Podcast: Measure What Matters!

 

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!

Need more help? www.catherinewhitcher.com

Book Referenced: Measure What Matters by John Doerr

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Free IEP Checklist + LIVE Podcast for Parents & Teachers

LIVE Podcast Recording: The Special Education Inner Circle - Your IEP Checklist

This is NOT an old school IEP checklist!

IEPs have many boxes to check and forms to fill out, but somehow it always feels like we are missing something when we leave the IEP table.

Use these 13 IEP Checkpoints to...

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Inclusion + IEPs, Think Differently to Win

It's time to think about Inclusion + IEPs differently to help students receive an appropriate education that truly prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living.

Summary:

1. Inclusion is an experience, not a place.

2. Inclusion should be centered on strengths &...

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IEP Resources or Resourcefulness? No Excuses, You Choose.

 

Have you ever thought of picking up and moving to a better district? Almost every special needs parent & IEP team member I've ever talked to has had the same dream. But, will IEP progress really improve in a district with more resources? Maybe. Maybe Not.

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Podcast: 6 Things You Can't Miss in the IEP

 

With dozens of pages in every IEP it can be hard to focus and prioritize for everyone at the IEP table.

When you look at the details in these 6 areas of the IEP, the rest can fall into place. 

  • Parent Input Statement
  • Data (simplify!)
  • Measurable Goals (don't make this complicated)
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What is a Master IEP Coach?

 

I could talk for hours about what a Master IEP Coach® is and is not, but let me try and sum it up quickly. We are parents, teachers, therapists and admins, who KNOW that Special Education shouldn't be so hard. We have the tools and strategies to make it easier!

For 20+ years I've been...

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