IEP Goal Writing for Parents

Parents have been asking me for 25 years how to write their child's IEP goals. Instead of teaching them to write SMART goals (that's the teacher's job!) I share how create an AWESOME parent input statement and then focus on three things...

1. What does your child already know?
2. What is...

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Facilitate Friendships

Forcing friendships is not fun for anyone. Friendships happen by finding common likes, dislikes, and activities. This is possible in the classroom, on the playground, and so many more places within a school community.

Use a student interest inventory to get a jumpstart on facilitating...

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Meet Catherine's Brother, Robert! (Ep 100)

 

Meet my brother, Robert! He's 44, has Down syndrome, and surprised me with the sweetest words at the end of this episode. Find out what he loved about high school and who is a better golfer, me or him!

Want to know the 12 questions I would ask if I was sitting at the IEP for my brother?...

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Don't forget your Self-Care!

Special Education Teachers and Parents,

This week is going to demand a lot of you.

Take care of you, your space, and your thoughts.

Don't forget to share this with your fellow teachers and parents!

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IEP Goal Genius Zone

Special Education Parents and Teachers...

 

An IEP goal isn't about just the state standards. 

It isn't about just what the teacher wants to teach. 

Nor is it just what a parent asks for.

 

It's a whole combination of what is required, the expertise at the IEP table, and...

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3 Surprising Insights from an Emotional Support Classroom Teacher (Ep 99)

Special Education Parents and Teachers: You are not alone when dealing with challenging student behaviors fueled by emotions. Students in Jenny Walmsley's Emotional Support classroom are intended to only be temporary visitors, always working towards "graduation" out of these extra services. Join...

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Behavior Charts Begone (Ep 98)

Can we all please agree that behavior charts in the front of the room are not appropriate behavior management tools in the classroom? 

Don't forget to grab your free weekly IEP training at www.IEPmasterclass.com

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That's NOT an Inclusion Plan!

An Inclusion plan in a child’s IEP needs to be soooo much more than just a change in a child’s environment and the peers surrounding them.

Need IEP strategies that you can use IMMEDIATELY? Grab your free IEP Checklist at www.iepchecklist.com

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Becoming a Lifelong Reader with Dr. Cleary (Episode 97)

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 and access to technology to support reading has been a common theme. Hear how she...

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Get Uncomfortable!

Have you have gotten uncomfortable at the IEP table? Me too!

So many times it’s not because something WRONG is happening.

It’s because we are having tough conversations to make things RIGHT!

It’s ok to be uncomfortable at the IEP a table.

You (and your IEP team) should always...

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Prepping for Inclusion is Prepping for Real Life (Episode 96)

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 success in the REAL WORLD!

Love this episode? It's your time to become a Master IEP...

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Special Education Inner Circle Podcast Update: SEPTEMBER

Special Education Parents and Teachers, Are you listening to the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast? We have awesome guest experts showing up for YOU in the upcoming months! Now, is the perfect time to catch up on the hot topics you need most.

More IEP help at www.specialedinnercircle.com

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