Can I get potty training or toileting added to my IEP? Short answer: Yes, absolutely! However, making that happen is often a different story. Read further for tips on getting toileting or potty training added to your IEP. Then at the bottom, I have included a sample toilet training schedule or protocol. It’s downloadable so […]
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How to effectively communicate with your IEP team. There is so much to say about communication in the IEP process, I could ramble all day. But instead of that, I thought that I would focus on the five (six?) Ws-who, what, when, where, why and how. I thought it would be easiest to bullet point […]
IEP-Pendency. Stay Put. “No changes to the IEP.” I find that this is one of the most misunderstood concepts of the IEP process. So let’s tackle it. That way, parents can learn how to use it as necessary. But pendency does not always work in your favor. What is pendency in the IEP? First, let’s […]
Goals, grades, IEP and Special Education I was in a heated IEP meeting one time, and a teacher angrily blurted out, “What do you want from me? Do you want me to just give him all As?!?!?” “No,” the mom said quietly. “I want him to be able to do the work he is capable […]
At what age should a child participate in their own IEP meeting and development of that IEP? I recently received this question from a mom California: My son (14) has an iep meeting this week and I’m not sure what to ask for for help He has a primary diag of ED and secondary ADHD […]
Seclusion, restraint and your IEP. More often than I would like, a parent in our Facebook group asks, “My child was restrained today. What can I do?” Or a variety of that concern. And, more often than should happen, well-intended but misinformed parents pipe up, “They can’t do that! That’s illegal!” Sadly, it’s not. In […]