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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Time Management IEP Goals Can Build Huge Success (Ep 161)

Time management success can build independence, productivity, and community relationships. This isn't about learning to tell time, it's about using our time wisely! Learn 3 ways you can build more skills with time management techniques and get a closer look at my new favorite time management tool...

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Crushing Pressure On Special Education Parents and Teachers (Ep 160)

Crushing pressure for Special Education Parents and Teachers is REAL!
Maybe you need permission to say NO or maybe you don't even realize what's zapping you of your energy. Let's talk about what could be stealing your joy this holiday season!

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Sensory Support Plans in the IEP

"Michael will receive sensory breaks, as needed", is a common statement I see in IEPs.

Unfortunately, that statement doesn't tell me a whole lot about Michael and his sensory needs.

If I'm Michael's teacher, I'm left guessing about what Michael needs from me to support him throughout the school...

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Unsilenced: A Teacher's Year of Battles and Breakthroughs (Ep 159)

If you’ve ever wondered if you can really make a difference as a teacher or if you’re a parent who feels defeated by how archaic Special Education feels, you need to hear this teacher’s story through his memoir...

Unsilenced: A Teacher’s Year of Battles, Breakthroughs, and...

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Show Me the Data for that IEP decision

Please show me the data you’re using to make that IEP decision.

This is the statement I encourage all parents and teachers to ask each other before IEP decisions, both big and small, are made.

Unfortunately, many times there is no data.

With no data in sight, we take our...

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Video Modeling, A Better Way (Ep 158)

Special Education Parents and Teachers, have you ever popped on a video hoping that you could just catch a few minutes to get something done while your child or your students are entertained by something educational? I've been there too!

Let me show you a better way to use video modeling for...

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3 IEP Questions Answered (Ep 157)

What if FBAs and BIPs are feeling like the same thing over and over without big results?

What if you find another child’s name in the IEP?

What should parents ask during a classroom or special education program tour?

Get answers to these 3 questions on this episode of the Special Education...

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Challenging Behavior & Building Better Support Plans (Ep 156)

For the parents and teachers who have tried EVERYTHING to help your child or students stop getting upset and shutting down... this one is for you.

In Special Education, we are either saying "wait and see" or jumping to all the fancy jargon of Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior...

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I think we need support at home for my child who struggles with ADHD, time management, language deficits, behavior struggles, etc… Now what?

You’ve had the IEP meeting, everything is agreed upon, and you feel like you finally are experiencing the collaborative IEP process you’ve been looking for, but something is missing.

You still feel like you could use more support at home or maybe you have a sneaking suspicion that...

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What's the Special Education Bus Schedule? (Ep 155)

What's the Special Education Bus Schedule at your school? Do Special Education busses get loaded at a different time than other busses? How do you feel about it? It's a hot topic right now that we need to talk about, so lean in and listen to this episode of the Special Education Inner Circle...

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Easy Ways to Individualize Visual Supports (Ep 154)

Individualizing visual supports can feel overwhelming for both parents and teachers! Barriers like time, manpower, and lack of training can cause us to cut corners when it comes to customizing visual supports. I've got some easy ways to help support our students, schools, and families,...

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