3 IEP Goal Writing Tips

IEP goals need to be so much more than just a well-written SMART goal. We should ALWAYS see the child's interests built into their IEP... that's what makes it unique!

 

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Feeling Out of Options and Stuck (Ep 105)

Feeling like you're stuck and out of options? You are not alone! Here's two steps to evaluate and adjust the approach to your child's education without calling ANOTHER IEP meeting! BONUS: I have a very special announcement you're going to want to hear!

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4 Steps to Conquering Conflict

Woah! Did you see #3?!?! This is something I LOVE to use to help parents and teachers keep everything in perspective. Will the IEP issue you're having matter in 5 years? If yes, carry on with finding a solution. If no, maybe you could let it go?

What's the biggest IEP struggle on your mind...

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3 Things Bri LOVES about Her Classroom! (Ep 104)

 

Teacher of the Year Bri Shoulders is bringing the REALNESS to her Moderate Intellectual Disabled (MOID) K-2 Classroom. Her joy in the face of challenges and her passion for purposefully written IEPs is contagious! Listen in as Bri shares 3 things she LOVES about her classroom!

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Believe in Your Child Until the World Thinks You're Crazy!

Yes! I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Believe in your child until the world thinks you're crazy. Then believe more!

 

Your child need someone like you in their corner every day.  Conversations at the IEP table can be uncomforatble, but that just means you are doing everything...

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Positive Special Education Outcomes

Special Education Teachers and Parents, You can't fix everything at once, but you can pick one of these 3 things and start to make changes today!

Which one of these do you think is the MOST difficult? Tell me!

 

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IEP Goal Writing for Parents (Ep 103)

 

Special Education Parents, you are the expert on your child. You know your child better than anyone else. Still, IEP goal writing can be stressful for parents. Lean on the education experts to help you create meaningful goals that will support your student in further education,...

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Change an IEP without a meeting? It's Possible! (sometimes)

Delay after delay after delay is what many parents and teachers are experiencing in the Special Education system right now.

I know it may feel like this is how it is all the time, but this year it's different.

It's happening to everyone and on top of that, many students NEED their IEP changed...

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The Purpose of an IEP

No really, it's the law. 

IDEA, or the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, was signed into law in 1975.   "The stated purpose of the IDEA is (About IDEA):

  • to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education...
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Special Ed DMs that Made Me Cringe (Ep 102)

 

I LOVE connecting with my followers through my DMs, but it's not all positive. Today, I'll share 2 messages that need some clarification. I'm sharing these so that you have the knowledge of what is incorrect in this feedback because misunderstandings can derail an IEP team so quickly....
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Stop Cramming IEP Goals

An IEP is not supposed to cover every detail of every skill that a child will learn during their school day. Decide right now, today, that you will focus on the highest priorities for your child or student to be successful in preparing for further education, employment, and independent living.

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Transform Your Perspective with Jillian Benfield (Ep 101)

 

"Parenting a child with a disability is the hardest thing that I've ever done AND it is also the greatest joy of my life." Lean in and listen as Jillian Benfield describes how changing her perspective and her language helps advocate for the needs of her son with Down Syndrome. Jillian's...

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