Special Education Inner Circle

Special Education Inner Circle

Hosted by: Catherine Whitcher

The Special Education Inner Circle podcast is hosted by Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, founder of the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship + Network. Get your notebook ready as Catherine brings you real-world strategies for...

Episodes

Becoming a Lifelong Reader with Dr. Cleary

Season #1

Dr. Cleary has experienced being an Assistant Superintendent, Principal, and parent to a daughter with a disability. Throughout all of her different perspectives at the IEP table, the lack of reaching reading goals...
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Prepping for Inclusion is Prepping for Real Life

Season #1

A little prep work goes a long way when including a child who learned differently in many different environments. Not only will the child be more successful in their school community, but they will also find more...
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IEP Funding and Teletherapy with Kelly

Season #1

Teletherapy was a new concept for many of us during the past two years, but what if instead of being limited to an only virtual option or an only in-person option, we actually built teletherapy options into IEPs...
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Staff Shortages in Special Education

Season #1

Staff shortages are a reality for 2 out of every 3 districts this school year. Use these 3 steps to help build the bridge for students who do not have a complete IEP team. With all the struggles of staffing, it's...
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Kind Words Make a Difference

Season #1

"I see you" can be one of the greatest compliments a parent and teacher can give each other. Listen in to more kind words that have been exchanged between IEP team members. These words can make a huge difference in...
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Keeping Speech Therapy Fun with Hallie

Season #1

Keeping students engaged in speech therapy as they reach middle school and beyond can be tough, but it also can be FUN! Get ready to take notes as Hallie drops strategies you need as a teacher and parent to keep kids...
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School Evals with Charm Mosley

Season #1

School evaluations can be complicated, confusing, and seem to take forever to complete! Learn from Charm how we can prioritize and simplify the process to get better data on each and every student. Connect with...
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When Teachers Need More Parent Involvement

Season #1

We often hear about parents being loud at the IEP table, but what happens when a parent is not involved with the IEP process? Use these 3 steps to help parents become an active, engaged, equal member of the IEP...
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Dads at the IEP Table with Jamiel

Season #1

Ready to see more dads at the IEP table? As a Father of a 12-year-old who is on the Autism spectrum, Jamiel Owens is truly an advocate for his son Shayne. After missing many IEP meetings in the beginning, Jamiel is...
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1:1 Aide Support, Is It Possible?

Season #1

If you've ever struggled with the conversation about 1:1 aide support during the IEP process, here are 3 steps to help you get unstuck! Follow on Instagram: @catherinewhitcher Free IEP Trainings at www.IEPmasterclass.com
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Rare Beginnings with Madeline

Season #1 Episode #87

Madeline, host of The Rare Life Podcast, shares with us the insights of how an IEP meeting looks and feels for a parent new to the IEP process and how parents and teachers can truly build trust and confidence with...
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Different, A Great Thing to Be with Heather Avis

Season #1 Episode #86

Different - A Great Thing to Be with Heather of The Lucky Few. Parents and Teachers of children with disabilities know the stares and the isolation that happens when a child looks, acts, or speaks differently than...
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