Special Education Inner Circle

Special Education Inner Circle

Hosted by: Catherine Whitcher

The Special Education Inner Circle podcast is hosted by Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, founder of the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship + Network. Get your notebook ready as Catherine brings you real-world strategies for...

Episodes

#138: You Can't Fix an IEP Without THIS!

Season #1

You simply can't fix an IEP without THIS!   CONSISTENCY!  You all know, I've been doing this for a long time, so when someone comes to me saying, "I need to get this IEP fixed", my first advice is always, "Okay, let's...
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#137: Get Inclusion Collaboration Minutes in the IEP

Season #1

Special education and general education teachers have to work together for inclusion to work... but what does that really look like? Did you know that there's a place IN THE IEP to include structured time for general...
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#136: AAC Strategies for Middle and High School Students with Dr. Cheri Dodge Chin

Season #1

Let's talk about AAC and our OLDER students! We talk all the time about early interventions for speech, but it's never too late to look at different ways AAC and support can be helpful for middle, high, and transition...
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#135: 3 Decisions Every Great IEP Team Needs to Make

Season #1

I've got 3 decisions that every great IEP teams 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...
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#134: Engaging All Learners is Possible! with Hope & Wade King

Season #1

Engaging all learners in all classrooms sounds almost impossible, but Hope & Wade King are here with us to show us how to get it done! While Hope & Wade aren't regulars at the IEP table, they are both...
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#133: MTSS, RTI, and IEPs - What They Can and Cannot Do with Sarah Kirk

Season #1

MTSS.. RTI... IEP! What does it all mean and how can we make it work together! Sarah Kirk joins us today from the lens of a school counselor, dedicated to meeting the unique needs of all students. Whether you're a...
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#132: Last Resort Special Education Room with Sam P., The ED Queen

Season #1

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 Special...
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#131: Take the Fluff Out of Your IEP To-Do List

Season #1

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...
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#130: Connection vs. Compliance with Katja Piscitelli

Season #1

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...
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#129: 3 Keys to AAC in the IEP

Season #1

AAC, also known as augmentative and alternative communication, is key part of so many IEPs! I want to make sure you have these 3 keys for effective AAC strategies directly in the IEP. We can write down anything inside...
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#128: You are More Than a Special Education Parent or Teacher

Season #1

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. Amanda and Kate's...
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#127: 3 Thoughts on Building a Business that Employs Disabled Adults

Season #1

We just added another AMAZING speaker to our Master IEP Coach VIP Weekend in Milwaukee! And this new speaker has me thinking about all the ways we could be creating better opportunities for adults with disabilities...
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