A Parents’ Guide to FBAs, Behaviors, Behavior Plans and more. In the IEP process, there is little that bothers me more than when I hear about one of our kids repeatedly being suspended, and the group will ask, “Does he have an FBA and behavior plan?” To which the parent responds “What’s an FBA?” Mind […]
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Important items that must be on your child’s IEP. “I got a call to pick up my daughter today because she put a child in a choke hold.” That’s what one of our group members posted recently. Sounds awful, right? I mean, obviously that child needs a behavior plan. But wait, there’s more- “Name of […]
Homework and your IEP~a guide for parents. I know many families who are tired of the tears, the battles and the general unpleasantness that is homework. Especially if your child has an IEP. So, here are some things to think about, things to look at in your specific situation and accommodations you can ask for […]
How to use the Snapshot IEP in your next Parent-Teacher meeting. When I was a special educator in Maryland, we provided an IEP “Snapshot” to all of our general educators who had a student with an IEP in their class. We knew that teachers could be overwhelmed when they saw the humongous IEPs flopped on […]
5 Things Every Parent Must Do in the IEP process. For me, the IEP is not something that I pay attention to just once a year and hope for the best. Many do! I’m not trying to shame anyone, but when you contact me and say, “My IEP meeting is in 45 minutes, can you […]
Should you record your IEP meeting? Should you (audio) record your IEP meeting? It’s a question that I’ve seen parents and advocates discuss quite a bit. And like all the other parts of the IEP, there are no easy answers to the question. In deciding whether or not to record your child’s IEP meeting, there […]