Special Education Doesn't Need to Be So Cold (Ep 126)

"Show me the data. What's this child's eligibility category? What does the latest behavior data look like? Tell me what the medical diagnosis is for this child."

All these things are so clinical, but special education doesn't have to feel so cold. Today, we're going to talk about how to...

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Creating a Sensory Path for Your School by Meredith Mitchell

What is a Sensory Path?     

A sensory path is a great way for students to develop motor skills like balance, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness.  The path requires students to hop, skip, step, jump, touch, and feel along the way. It’s bright and colorful...

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Finding Joy, Even on the Tough Days with Kate Swenson (Ep 125)

Finding joy in our disabilities community can be tough, but it's possible!

That's why I've brought Kate Swenson to talk about her new book, Forever Boy: A Mother's Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy.

Kate Swenson, the founder of Finding Cooper's Voice and nonprofit, The More Than Project, is a...

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Should I Bring My Child to Their IEP Meeting? by Catherine Todd

Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, you have a pep in your step. Then the notice comes, it’s time for your child’s annual IEP meeting. I know the feeling because two of my children were on IEPs. So twice a year often in the spring I had the dreaded pit in my...

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Reminder About Choosing Special Education Placements (Ep 124)

An important reminder from Catherine about choosing classrooms for children with an IEP. This episode was recorded LIVE on YouTube. Follow Master IEP Coach®️ on YouTube here.

My favorite tool to give out to special education parents and teachers is my IEP Checklist with 12 Hard Questions you NEED...

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3 Special Education Mistakes That Could Negatively Impact Your Child by Mary Price

When it comes to special education mistakes, I can honestly say I have made just about all of them … including the ones listed below.

It is my hope that by sharing lessons I learned from my experiences, I can help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. Here are three special education...

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IEPs & Parenting on the Hard Days with Megan Champion (Ep 123)
We're always talking about resources for teachers and students, but what about Mom?

The special education journey can feel extremely lonely and that's why Megan Champion is here! Megan built Mothers Together, a supportive community for mothers raising neurodivergent children, to help others...
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How Do Functional Skills Fit Into an IEP? by Heather Cacioppo

Imagine how you would feel if someone told you what you had to wear on a daily basis and never let you pick your own dessert. This person also picked what you had to watch on tv and never let you have an opinion of what to listen to on the radio. 

You weren’t doing these things...

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Are IEPs for More than Just Academics? by Amanda DeLuca

When my son was first diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of two, I quickly learned we were now navigating a world I knew nothing about. I knew his IEP needed to work on more than just math equations and reading readiness... what we needed was an IEP document for more than just...

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Simple IEP Transition Planning Strategies with Heather (Ep 122)

Transition planning can feel like such a mystery! 

We're taking the fear out of planning for life after school.  Heather from A Love for Special Learning is sharing 5 things you may not know about transition programming and services.

Although transition programming doesn't happen...

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Speech Delays, Disorders, and Differences with Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP (Ep 121)

Speech delays, disorders, and differences - what does it all mean for our students with IEPs?

Get ready to take notes as Cari Ebert shares her thoughts on the current state of special education and what neurodiversity affirming educational practice can look like!

Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP, is a...

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How High School Counselors Can Help the IEP Team with Lauren Tingle (Ep 120)

What about our high school students? 

Counselors are an awesome bridge between your IEP team members! Lean in and listen as Lauren Tingle of @counselorclique dishes on supporting our high school special education students in social/emotional learning, academics, and college/career...

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