What is the “special factors” section of the IEP? Most of the questions that we receive as educational advocates are about implementation of the IEP. Let’s face it. It is not an easy document to understand at times because of it’s length and format. But there are the special factors that you should be considering […]
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Should you move to a more IEP friendly school district? It’s not a very popular trend, but this does happen occasionally. Families who move from one school district to another due to their frustration with their current district and the IEP process. But before you say “hey, that’s a great idea!” and call the realtor, […]
100s of Measurable Behavior Goals for an IEP. I can’t believe I haven’t tackled this topic before. Well, ok, I can. It’s an IEP subject area that is incredibly complex. It also is one that affects our kids day-to-day the most, and in my opinion, is usually handled the worst. I see horrible FBAs completed […]
Should I bring food to the IEP meeting? I understand you want to be nice. You want to be the “cool parent.” But I still think bringing donuts to an IEP meeting is a bad idea. Here’s why. A reader recently asked me: I was talking with a coworker and she said I should never […]
Functional Behavior Assessments FBA 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 you, I’m not mad at the […]
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 […]