Master IEP Coach® Spotlight: Abbey Butcher

Meet Abbey Butcher, Master IEP Coach® from Colorado!

"I love coaching families and helping to empower them to be the best advocates for their children."

How did Abbey end up at an IEP table?

Abbey has always had a fascination with human behavior and wanted to work with Special Needs...

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3 Decisions Every Great IEP Team Needs to Make (Ep 135)

I've got 3 decisions that every great IEP team needs to make. I can guarantee that these 3 decisions can completely change the atmosphere at an IEP meeting, it can change the future of a child who has an IEP.

It takes A LOT of work to get a child's educational plan in place - it's no wonder...

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You are More Than a Special Education Parent or Teacher (Ep 128)

You are more than a teacher. You are more than a parent. You are MORE!

That's exactly why I brought Amanda DeLuca and Kate Swenson on the show to talk about a topic that's quite often seen as taboo. We're going to hit some of those tough questions and give you some bigger solutions, too.

Amanda...

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Speech Delays, Disorders, and Differences with Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP (Ep 121)

Speech delays, disorders, and differences - what does it all mean for our students with IEPs?

Get ready to take notes as Cari Ebert shares her thoughts on the current state of special education and what neurodiversity affirming educational practice can look like!

Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP, is a...

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Big Feelings at the IEP Table with Janice Fialka (Ep 115)

Emotions at the IEP table are inevitable, but often they can derail the purpose of the meeting.

Special Education Parents, it's a delicate "dance of partnerships" to build trust with the professionals that come into our child's life. Author Janice Fialka writes books about creating meaningful...

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Self Regulation and Speech Therapy with Jessie Ginsburg (Ep 114)

If your child struggles to stay regulated or they receive speech therapy, we've got the person you need to know!

Jessie Ginsburg is a Sensory Integration trained speech-language pathologist and CEO of Pediatric Therapy Playhouse, a top-rated clinic in Los Angeles. Through her national...

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Parent Input Statements are CRUCIAL!

 

Special Education Parents, you are the only constant on the IEP team, so your vision for your child's future is CRUCIAL to creating an effective IEP. Don't panic: you still don't have to write the goals--your teachers will handle that. But give them the opportunity to create goals that...

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AAC for Beginners with Ms. Lucy (Ep 108)

 

Assistive technology doesn't have to be intimidating!

Introducing assistive communication technology and strategies in early childhood is a game changer for students struggling with communication and Lucy is here to share them all. Lean in and listen as Ms. Lucy walks you through the AAC...

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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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Exploring Dyslexia with Meredith Mitchell (Ep 106)

Dyslexia: You may know what it is, but do you know how to support a student struggling with it?

Master IEP Coach® Meredith Mitchell dives into the coping skills she used growing up with dyslexia. Lean in and listen to the tips and free resources that can help you support your child with...

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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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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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