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Should students be involved in the IEP process?

One of the families that I work with wants to know if their son, Tom should participate in the IEP process? This question has many layers to it:  the age of the student; the topics to be discussed; the qualifying … Continue reading

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Testing for Dyslexia

Are you noticing that your child is having difficulties with reading? Is your child having a difficult time sequencing numbers and letters? Is your child transposing letters and numbers? If so, you may want to consider testing for dyslexia.

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Can this IEP be saved?

Can this IEP be saved? Mr.and Mrs. John’s daughter, Sarah, a fourth grader, is autistic with good language and academic skills.   While out in general education classes in second-grade, Sarah would often break down and cry when she felt anxious … Continue reading

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New Teacher? How’s That Going for Ya?

“Luck is the residue of design.” September marks the end of summer and the beginning of many a new school year in districts across the country. A new teacher can make or break the school year for a special needs … Continue reading

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Parent Meditations: Canvas Painting

Today, is differentfrom yesterday.  The sun is out and the day is a blank canvas waiting to be filled.  We can paint the day with a picture that represents our mood and chose to change the picture any way we … Continue reading

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Satisfied!

Satisfied!.

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Can this IEP be Saved

IEP meetings can be stressful unto themselves.  However, there is a difference between stress where everyone is working together for the good of the student and broken stress where the team is on one side and the parents and parent … Continue reading

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IEP notes are an asset!

IEP Notes: Be Sure the Team Records the Details The American novelist Flannery O’Connor once quipped that many a best-selling novel could have been prevented by a good writing class. We certainly don’t wish for IEP notes to be prevented; … Continue reading

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IDEA IEP Goals are Important!

As I continue to attend IEP meetings throughout this summer, I grow very concerned with case managers that are unwilling to change goals or add even new goals to the IEP in an area of identified need.

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Individual Education Program Goals

Individual Education Program goals are very important and are  part of a road map that leads to achievement of long term goals. IEP goals need to be written in any area that has been identified on the present level of … Continue reading

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