You can't put that in the IEP!

 

It doesn't matter what your role is at the IEP table, you either have already heard this crazy statement or it's coming your way... "We can't put that in the IEP!"

Take 7 minutes, watch this video and I'll tell you the most ridiculous reason I've ever heard for not putting IMPORTANT details in an IEP.

Then I'll tell you how to get around it!

If you like the simplicity and to the point action steps for changing IEPs in this video, then you'll LOVE the Special Education Inner Circle... come join us

Learn More About the Special Education Inner Circle Here

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New! Podcast Episode - Facts or Feelings for IEP Decisions

 

 

 

Facts or Feelings - How are you making IEP Decisions?

Listen in to learn the one red flag statement both parents and teachers should be aware of at the IEP table.

During this live conversation on Facebook, Catherine shared how to know when you're making a decision based on facts or feelings.

Next, special needs parents jumped in with questions about how to make their next decisions for their children. 

Make your next IEP decisions easier with your own IEP checklist at www.iepchecklist.com

 

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Run Mama! Go observe your kid in class + have an equal voice on the IEP team!

 

This morning the conversation on FB all started with "how can I go observe my child in class, if the team says no" and then this happened...

We started talking about how we can help general education teachers read IEPs.

Then we couldn't help it, we jumped into talking about medical dx vs educational eligibility.

Master IEP Coaches were jumping on and helping parents in the comments while I was talking. Because that's just who they are... they are the ones making their coffee, while packing lunches, while answering IEP questions.

Then it happened... I cried. If you know me at all you know, I'm not a crier. Tears don't just flow for me. Sappy movies, weddings, none of it triggers me, BUT... when I think of the Master IEP Coaches who have finished the mentorship, who are helping families across the nation, who flew in to Chicago last summer for a mastermind day, who are dedicating their CAREERS to changing special education - break out the kleenex. I'm a mess. 

Listen in...

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Master IEP Coach Q & A, Get Special Education Answers!

 

IEP Q&A with Master IEP Coaches... got questions about Inclusion, classrooms, goals, services... ask below!

Need to ask me your Special Education Question?

Join the Special Education Inner Circle!

www.specialedinnercircle.com

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Behavior Charts should NOT be Classroom Decorations

 

Behavior charts are NOT appropriate classroom decorations.

Shame and embarrassment by publicly announcing a bad day is not acceptable.

Teachers, you have so many more powerful tools in your toolbox.

Teachers and Parents, if you’re struggling with classroom behavior management, get into the Special Education Inner Circle today. (click here to get in)


We can figure it out together.

 

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Catherine Talks Special Education on the Xceptional Leaders Podcast

The Xceptional Leaders Podcasts highlights businesses who serve the special needs community. Listen in as Catherine talks about the Master IEP Coach Mentorship + Network and the Special Education Inner Circle.

Find more at:

Master IEP Coach Mentorship http://www.masterIEPcoach.com

Special Education Inner Circle http://www.specialedinnercircle.com

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Special Education Teamwork is Possible

Special Education Teamwork! It’s possible!

 

These 3 women live across the country from me and flew into Chicago a few weeks ago to work together on creating a legacy of change in special education through the Master IEP Coach mentorship + network.

 

Change for parents. Change for teachers. Most of all, change for students!

 

We don’t have to wait for legislation to improve. We can improve ourselves, our strategies, our solutions and we can help others improve. Making special education “better” doesn’t have to happen through the law. It can happen through you.

 

If you feel like special education is stuck in the dark ages, you’re right, but it doesn’t have to be.

 

You and I both have a choice to find the creative solutions, inside of a broken school system, to make sure every child is prepared for further education, employment and independent living.

 

If you’re tired of IEP goals that don’t have a...

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Back to School - Ask a Master IEP Coach Your Question!

 

Back to School IEP tips for Parents and Teachers to help make this the best school year ever!

Special Needs Parents & Special Education Teams, find the IEP help you are looking for at www.specialedinnercircle.com

Connect with a Master IEP Coach at www.myiepcoach.com

Become a Master IEP Coach at www.masteriepcoach.com

 

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Finding the Upside in Special Education

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If I asked you to tell me 3 things you don't like in Special Education, I bet you could tell me immediately what's been on your mind. Especially with back to school season right around the corner (ok, it's actually here for some). You're probably even losing sleep over school schedules, support services, safety, IEP goals and so much more.

Whether you're a parent, teacher, therapist or admin, the negative in special education is super easy to find. 

So let's flip things, for just a minute. Can you tell me ONE thing you love about Special Education. Yep. Just one. C'mon, you can do it. I'm serious, you can send me an email right here and I'm going to read it and smile and know that you are the exception to the rule.

You are the person who knows the solution for special education being all that we need it to be for kids isn't hiding inside of a negative Facebook group. You know that the strategies we need to create aren't built over a venting session on a group chat. And you...

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Our Full IEP Agenda

Did you receive your full IEP agenda before your last meeting?

Parents, Teachers & Therapists... did you know what to expect when you walked into your last IEP meeting?

I've sat in on over a thousand IEP meetings in the past decade and one thing I can tell you for certain, there is no "standard" IEP format for meetings. 

Every school, every district, every state will run their meetings just a little bit different.

This can be intimidating or confusing to ANYONE at the IEP table!

It's time to eliminate UNNECESSARY stress at your next IEP meeting.

Ask for an IEP meeting agenda.

No matter what your role is on the IEP team, you should know what is being talked about and in what order, when you show up to the IEP table.

We can't serve children well if we aren't all aware of what is happening BEFORE we sit down at the table.

IEP Truth: There's no law that says there needs to be an agenda. There's no rule that says everyone needs to know what is happening before the meeting....

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