Last Resort Special Education Room with Sam P., The ED Queen (Ep 132)

We all know the idea of "that special education classroom" that seems to be the last resort for a child who is struggling to find their place within the school.

That's exactly why I brought Sam to the Inner Circle podcast, so we can tackle the tough topics of "that" classroom. Sam P., is a...

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Take the Fluff Out of Your IEP To-Do List (Ep 131)

It's time for you to give yourself permission to take the fluff out of your IEP to-do list!

Lean in and listen to this quick, honest message about how to focus on what NEEDS to get done. I've got three strategies to help you right now!

Look, I've been doing this for over 25 years, and I've...

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Connection vs. Compliance with Katja Piscitelli (Ep 130)

There's a lot of talk about compliance during the school day for students who have an IEP.

What should your child be doing? What guidelines do they need to follow? What needs to happen? And is this compliance or connection? All of these things get wrapped up into a bigger emotional conversation....

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3 Keys to AAC in the IEP (Ep 129)

AAC, also known as augmentative and alternative communication, is key part of so many IEPs!

You might remember our episode from a few months ago with Lucy from @thealternativewaytoprek all about AAC for early learners. (It's definitely one you need to check out if you missed it.) She also did a...

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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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IEPs & Parenting on the Hard Days with Megan Champion (Ep 123)
We're always talking about resources for teachers and students, but what about Mom?

The special education journey can feel extremely lonely and that's why Megan Champion is here! Megan built Mothers Together, a supportive community for mothers raising neurodivergent children, to help others...
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Simple IEP Transition Planning Strategies with Heather (Ep 122)

Transition planning can feel like such a mystery! 

We're taking the fear out of planning for life after school.  Heather from A Love for Special Learning is sharing 5 things you may not know about transition programming and services.

Although transition programming doesn't happen...

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New Executive Functioning Skills with Mike McLeod (Ep 109)

 

"Mom, where's my ______?"

Sound familiar?

Messy backpacks, hyperactivity, and daydreaming might be signs that your student needs to be taught more executive functioning skills. Students with ADHD or anxiety might be familiar with these services, but executive functioning skills aren't...

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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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Special Education Inner Circle Podcast Update: SEPTEMBER

Special Education Parents and Teachers, Are you listening to the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast? We have awesome guest experts showing up for YOU in the upcoming months! Now, is the perfect time to catch up on the hot topics you need most.

More IEP help at www.specialedinnercircle.com

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Teletherapy, IEP Funding, What's Next?

Teletherapy was a new concept for many of us during the past two years, but what if instead of being limited to an only virtual option or an only in-person option, we actually built teletherapy options into IEPs long-term? It's possible and it might be the right solution for many students and...

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