Collaborative Data Collection at Home and School (Ep 169)

Collaborative data collection between home and school is an effective way to maximize IEP outcomes!

Students need to master skills outside of the classroom environment and building independence in foundational skills takes consistency.

It's time to get rid of old fashioned data collection...

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Research Based Reading Interventions (Ep 168)

I didn't feel prepared to teach reading when I finished my college degree and became a certified Special Education teacher. After working in the field of Special Education for decades, I realized I wasn't alone.

Join Karla and Beth from SLANT SYSTEM® to discover how they became leaders in...

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New Tech You Need to Know About (Ep 167)

When an IEP team wanted to dismiss a 12 year old boy from speech services because he wasn't making progress, it was time to get creative and find new resources!

I'm fascinated by the technology at Control Bionics, their NeuroNode, and how it has helped so many children open up a whole new...

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ChatGPT Answers IEP Questions, but You Still Need Humans

Have you heard of ChatGPT?
Watch it answer my IEP question! This is going to be a game changer in Special Education!

But you will still need humans you can trust to help you navigate the messy system. You can have all the Special Education information in the world and still feel lost.

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Southwest Meltdowns and Special Education (Ep 166)

Just like the Southwest crews are not to blame for planes not flying, teachers are not to blame for schools not having the resources or support for executing appropriate IEPs.

Just like the passengers are upset at the crew for not flying, parents often get upset at teachers for Special Education...

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5 Reminders About Writing Appropriate IEPs

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legal document that outlines the specific educational and related services that a student with a disability will receive. It is designed to meet the student's unique needs and help them make progress in school, plus prepare them for further...

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Southwest Still Has My Luggage - This Feels Like an IEP Meeting

My luggage is in Orlando somewhere, I think.

My husband and I tried to fly home on Monday, in the middle of the Southwest meltdown (our flight still said "on time" even though thousands of people were stranded), but it didn't quite work out.

Instead, we left our luggage at one airport, grabbed a...

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3 IEP Wins You Need to Hear (Ep 165)

What happens when you start sharing draft IEPs, educating families in military communities, and hosting IEP coffee talks in your hometown? Jenna, Destiny, and Christine shared their results inside the Master IEP Coach® Network and I can’t wait to share these wins with you!

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Fun, Fitness, and Friendship in a Whole New Way (Ep 164)

I took a fitness class last week and it was different than anything I’ve experienced before! This fitness class reminded me about 3 important things in our IEP process. 1) We need more options for P.E. during the school day. 2) We need more person-centered planning for employment options....

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Growing Confident Communicators (Ep 163)

If a child lacks confidence in communicating, they communicate less. When they communicate less, they develop a habit of not participating. This habit can often follow them into adulthood. That’s exactly why we need to work together in Special Education to provide research-based programs in...

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Money Matters: Disability Planning Decisions (Ep 162)

Talking about future planning is one of the toughest topics in the disability community. This Special Needs Planning Guide is the perfect resource for both parents and teachers to support the uncomfortable conversations that must be addressed when we consider what we can do to prepare for the...

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Changing Your IEP Decisions - It's a Good Thing!

One of the hardest lessons you'll ever learn as a parent or teacher navigating the Special Education system is that you're never going to get things perfect.

There’s no such thing as a perfect IEP, the perfect school day, or the perfect IEP goal.

You’re going to make decisions and then...

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