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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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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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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Saying NO at the IEP Table with Jenell Brown (Ep 119)

You need to say NO at the IEP table!

Master IEP Coach® Jenell Brown is here to encourage you to say no for your student and for yourself.

Before she became a Master IEP Coach®, Jenell started at the IEP table as a parent with little knowledge about the process. In the beginning she found...

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Building Your IEP Community with Janice Fialka (Ep 117)

Let's talk Student Participation in the IEP process!

Janice Fialka is BACK for more self-advocacy strategies, creating interdependence, and understanding the world of teenagers. Building a community, both inside and outside of school, is essential to setting your student up for sucess!

Having...

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What NOT to say at the IEP Table!

 

PLEASE don't say these things at the IEP table!

Now, tell me... have you ever heard these things?

 

Need help responding to these phrases?  We've got you: www.iepmasterclass.com

 

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Chaotic Behaviors with Dayna Abraham (Ep 107)

Have chaos in your classroom or home? It's okay to not know what to do!


Dayna Abraham, from Calm the Chaos, is here to help shift your perspective on meltdowns and take in the bigger picture on spiraling behaviors. Her mission is to help your family enjoy your time together again!

 

Connect...

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IEP Data for Decisions

Sharing your instincts and observations at the IEP table is okay, but when it comes right down to it... we need the data to make a decision.   

 

Are you listening to the Special Education Inner Circle podcast? The VERY first episode talks about facts vs feelings in IEPs + how to...

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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!

Get the IEP help you need: ...

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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!

Get in...

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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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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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