What's the Special Education Bus Schedule? (Ep 155)

What's the Special Education Bus Schedule at your school? Do Special Education busses get loaded at a different time than other busses? How do you feel about it? It's a hot topic right now that we need to talk about, so lean in and listen to this episode of the Special Education Inner Circle...

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Easy Ways to Individualize Visual Supports (Ep 154)

Individualizing visual supports can feel overwhelming for both parents and teachers! Barriers like time, manpower, and lack of training can cause us to cut corners when it comes to customizing visual supports. I've got some easy ways to help support our students, schools, and families,...

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Stop Complicating Communication Devices & Digital Learning Tools (Ep 153)

We need to work together to reduce the roadblocks that are standing in the way of student access to communication devices and digital learning tools. In this episode of the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast, we're diving deep into assistive technology, and the barriers that are currently in...

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Discipline: Helpful or Hurtful? with Brad Weinstein (Ep 152)

Discipline is always a concern in Special Education. Brad Weinstein from TeacherGoals joins us in this episode to talk about how discipline can be helpful rather than hurtful for our students. 

Meet Our Guest

Brad Weinstein founded TeacherGoals in 2014 to give educators inspiration and...

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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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