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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Bathrooms and IEPs, What You Need to Know with Christina Abernethy (Ep 143)

The bottom line is you don't know what you don't know in Special Education and the disability community.  So today we're going to tackle a topic you might not know about!  I'm excited to talk about this because some people can be embarrassed about it, but we need to have these...

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The Best Kept Secret of the Master IEP Coach® Community

Are you ready for one of the best kept secrets of the Master IEP Coach® Community? 

The advice that we give to all of our one-on-one clients to get better results during their IEP meetings? How do we help parents actively participate in their child's meetings instead of just listening...

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No More IEP Parties! (Ep 142)

IEP Parties are not what you think they are... 

I've spent the last few months traveling across the country to work with both Special Education and General Education teachers and one conversation really caught my attention!

One of my favorite things to teach is the difference between Special...

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Individualizing an IEP Doesn't Have to Be So Tough! with Alli from n2y (Ep 141)

Individualizing an IEP can be so tough, but it doesn't have to be!  I'm so excited to have Alli from n2y here because there's so much that they deliver to our Special Education community.  Master IEP Coach® and n2y have been working together for a few years now to help provide...

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3 Helpful Questions You Should Be Asking About Your IEP by Tasha Whittaker-Bennett

Does your child need an extra helping hand while at school? 

Do you find yourself asking “What school would give my child the support they need?”

Under IDEA, public schools have to provide a free and appropriate education program, which is outlined in each child’s...

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3 IEP Wins You Need to Hear! (Ep 140)

Let's share some IEP wins!

We're always talking in Special Education about all the struggles, all the overwhelm, all the exhaustion! But I have to share with you 3 WINS that have been happening inside the Master IEP Coach community over and over! These are the exact words coming from our Coaches...

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Deciding What Accommodations Best Fit into a Child's IEP by Meredith Mitchell

As a special education teacher, I have written hundreds of IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) for students. One of the questions that often come up at an IEP meeting is “What type of Accommodations can the student have?” In an IEP a student can have many different...

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