You Can't Fix an IEP Without THIS! (Ep 138)

You simply can't fix an IEP without THIS! 

CONSISTENCY! You all know, I've been doing this for a long time, so when someone comes to me saying, "I need to get this IEP fixed", my first advice is always, "Okay, let's check in and see what's being done consistently with the current document."...

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Master IEP Coach® Spotlight: Abbey Butcher

Meet Abbey Butcher, Master IEP Coach® from Colorado!

"I love coaching families and helping to empower them to be the best advocates for their children."

How did Abbey end up at an IEP table?

Abbey has always had a fascination with human behavior and wanted to work with Special Needs...

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Get Inclusion Collaboration Minutes in the IEP (Ep 137)

Special education and general education teachers have to work together for inclusion to work... but what does that really look like?

At this very moment, I'm packing to present special education strategies at a HUGE teacher conference in Orlando. I'm so excited to share some simple, game-changing...

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AAC Strategies for Middle and High School Students with Dr. Cheri Dodge Chin (Ep 136)

Let's talk about AAC and our OLDER students!  We talk all the time about early interventions for speech, but it's never too late to look at different ways AAC and support can be helpful for middle, high, and transition students.  Dr. Cheri Dodge Chin has the strategies you need to help...

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Master IEP Coach® Spotlight: Alexis Welch

Meet Alexis Welch, self-contained teacher and Master IEP Coach® from Georgia!

 

"It's easy to feel lonely in Special Education, so I'm happy I found the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship where we can all come together to talk strategies in Special Education! If this had been around when I...

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3 Decisions Every Great IEP Team Needs to Make (Ep 135)

I've got 3 decisions that every great IEP team needs to make. I can guarantee that these 3 decisions can completely change the atmosphere at an IEP meeting, it can change the future of a child who has an IEP.

It takes A LOT of work to get a child's educational plan in place - it's no wonder...

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Making Room for Kindness at the IEP Table by Hilary Shontz

My first time at the IEP table, I was a special education teacher and case manager. I had all of the documents ready to go and throughout the previous week, had checked in with various members of the IEP team. As a teacher, you typically end up feeling in the middle of the parents and the rest of...

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Differentiated Instruction through Leveled Curriculum with n2y featuring Heather Cacioppo

Meeting the individual needs of every student in your classroom can be a daunting task for teachers. That’s exactly why we asked Master IEP Coach®, Heather, to share how she meets her students' unique needs in her classroom.

Heather Cacioppo has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and...

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Engaging All Learners is Possible! with Hope & Wade King (Ep 134)

Engaging all learners in all classrooms sounds almost impossible, but Hope & Wade King are here with us to show us how to get it done!

While Hope & Wade aren't regulars at the IEP table, they are both incredible, passionate educators who recognize the need to have a 360 view of the...

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IEP Professionals: Take a Moment to Connect with the Parents by Christen LaChance

Special education is known for having tight timelines and strict deadlines, so it’s no surprise teachers, therapists, administrators, and evaluators all across the field are feeling the pressure.

Sometimes, in the midst of IEP meetings, typing up reports, taking data, and spending time with...

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MTSS, RTI, and IEPs - What They Can and Cannot Do with Sarah Kirk (Ep 133)

MTSS.. RTI... IEP! What does it all mean and how can we make it work together! Sarah Kirk joins us today from the lens of a school counselor, dedicated to meeting the unique needs of all students. Whether you're a parent or teacher at the IEP table, these are some acronyms you need to know!

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5 Ways Parents Can Advocate With Kindness for Better IEP Outcomes by Jessica Beaty

Many families are struggling with gaining access to medical and school support. The waiting periods are excruciating and many times the only access to services and support is through the school district. So, by the time a family figures out about evaluations through the school district, it may...

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