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

#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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#126: Special Education Doesn't Need to Be So Cold

Season #1

"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...
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#125: Finding Joy, Even on the Tough Days with Kate Swenson

Season #1

Finding joy in our disabilities community can be tough, but it's possible! That's why I've brought Kate Swenson to talk about her new book, Forever Boy: A Mother's Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy. Kate Swenson, the...
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#124: Reminder About Choosing Special Education Placements

Season #1

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...
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#123: IEPs & Parenting on the Hard Days with Megan Champion

Season #1

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...
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#122: Simple IEP Transition Planning Strategies with Heather

Season #1

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 shares 5 things you may not know about transition programming and...
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#121: Speech Delays, Disorders, and Differences with Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP

Season #1

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...
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#120: How High School Counselors Can Help the IEP Team with Lauren Tingle

Season #1

What about our high school students? Counselors are an awesome bridge between your IEP team members! Lean in and listen as Lauren Tingle of @counselorclique dishes on supporting our high school special education...
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#119: Saying NO at the IEP Table with Jenell Brown

Season #1

You need to say NO at the IEP table! Master IEP Coach® Jenell Brown is here to encourage you to say no for your student and for yourself. Connect with Jenell: The Specialized Education Parent PlannerAuthor, William Is...
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