3 IEP Wins You Need to Hear (Ep 165)

What happens when you start sharing draft IEPs, educating families in military communities, and hosting IEP coffee talks in your hometown? Jenna, Destiny, and Christine shared their results inside the Master IEP Coach® Network and I can’t wait to share these wins with you!

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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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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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Parent Input Statements are CRUCIAL!

 

Special Education Parents, you are the only constant on the IEP team, so your vision for your child's future is CRUCIAL to creating an effective IEP. Don't panic: you still don't have to write the goals--your teachers will handle that. But give them the opportunity to create goals that...

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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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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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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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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!

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Data matters. Parent input matters. Team expertise matters.

 

Data matters. Parent input matters. Team expertise matters.

Other people might even have great ideas and input for you, BUT...

When other parents and teachers start...

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IEP Tip!

I LOVE IEP goals that prepare a child for the real world, but after 20+ years of writing IEPs with parents and teachers, I’ve learned a few things...

1. You’re never going to get every goal a child needs into the IEP. That’s ok.

2. A child will shutdown if you stuff their day...

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VIDEO: When Teachers Need More IEP Input From Parents

We often hear about parents being loud at the IEP table, but what happens when a parent is not involved with the IEP process? Use these 3 steps to help parents become an active, engaged, equal member of the IEP process.

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I Understand It's Hard, But It's Not Optional!

I understand that following an IEP is difficult, but it's not optional.

If you're a struggling teacher, who can't implement the IEP in your current situation, you need to ask for help.

The IEP is a binding document that provides an appropriate education for a child per the law, it's not a...

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