Independent Education Evaluations - Why, How, and Who (Ep 151)

Independent Education Evaluations (IEE) are something that we typically talk about in Special Education under very high-stress situations. With worried parents, stressed school staff, and a scramble to collect all the data needed - it's no wonder all that can lead to stress! In this episode, I'm...

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Speech Resources for the Real World (Ep 150)

IEP goals should prepare a child for further education, employment, and independent living, and that includes their speech goals! I'm always talking about how to do IEP resets and think about IEPs differently. We have to apply that strategy and find the tools and resources to truly help a child...

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Overcoming Math Anxiety - Strategies for Students, Teachers, and Parents (Ep 149)

Are you not a "math person"? Do your students talk about how hard math is? Math anxiety is real and I'm excited to dive into some simple strategies and a program called 99math that can help alleviate that anxiety for your child or student. 

Often, our students struggle with math because the...

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Fitting In Without Changing Who You Are (Ep 148)

Fitting in is important to everyone. I love the trend I'm seeing in the community of helping people with disabilities fit in in a comfortable way. Feeldom is a great resource to truly provide One Bag for All!

On a recent trip to the Wisconsin State Fair, I saw so many different options of...

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I Wish I Would've Known About IEPs and Inclusion from Day One

When my son was first diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, I knew we would be looking at therapy, that at age three he would begin preschool, and that the word “IEP” was being discussed around us.

I had a very loose and generic understanding of what that document meant. I knew it...

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Helping Neurodiverse Students Access the Curriculum with Emily W. King (Ep 147)

Helping neurodiverse students access the curriculum can be tough! That's exactly why I brought Dr. Emily W. King to the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast! She's been at the IEP table as both a professional and a parent to a child with an IEP, and you're definitely going to want to hear what...

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Emails Like This are Why I Never Give Up! (Ep 146)

I will never ever give up on bringing more collaborative strategies to Special Education. I will never stop bringing parents, teachers, admin, and therapists to train together, to learn together, to understand each other better and work together at a different level. 

There's a lot of people...

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Master IEP Coach® Spotlight: Shelley Kenow

Meet Shelley Kenow IEP Consultant, Master IEP Coach® from Illinois!

"Going into the Mentorship," said Shelley, "I thought, 'Oh I already know all the IEP stuff, I just need the business side of things', and I was very wrong. Catherine illuminated things in the world of Special Education that...

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Special Education Parents... Go See Your Child at School! (Ep 145)

Recently, I presented an IEP workshop to a group of parents and a question came up: "Can I go see my child at school?" YES! Of course you can. Lean in and listen to these three things that you should look for when you visit your child's school. 

Let's improve the IEP beyond just writing...

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Managing Emotions at the IEP Table

A question came up inside our Master IEP Coach® community: What’s the best advice for someone who can get emotional at the IEP table?  

Master IEP Coach® Leah Rivers brought up this topic because she often finds herself becoming emotional at her children’s IEP...

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Inclusion with Fun and Functional Tech (Ep 144)

Special Education technology can be both FUN and FUNCTIONAL! Let me tell you all about Hoglets! It's a computer mouse and a fidget- how fun is that!? Lean in and listen to find out how you can snag a Hoglet for Free! 

If you've been following me for a while now, you know that I've spent my...

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3 Questions I Always Ask the IEP Team by Stephanie Mongiovi

 

It is common for parents to feel nervous and unsure when they attend their first IEP meeting, and they do not know what to expect. You walk into a room with various staff from the school who you have not yet been acquainted with, and you end up feeling like a fish out...

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