Special Ed Attorney and Advocate Chat {transcribed podcast}

Special Ed Attorney and Advocate Chat {transcribed podcast}

IEP Podcast Transcribed I’ve had some requests to transcribe podcasts, as some want the information but don’t want to listen to podcasts. So, here you go. There may be some typos that occurred due to bots doing the transcribing. I’ve read it twice and fixed what I found. I’m also including it here for you…

NVLD | Non-Verbal Learning Disorder | Symptoms | IEP Goals Accommodations

NVLD | Non-Verbal Learning Disorder | Symptoms | IEP Goals Accommodations

Non Verbal Learning Disorder NVLD NVLD-Non Verbal Learning Disability or Disorder. All I can say is wow! Is your child struggling with pragmatics and other issues, but you just can’t find what fits? I learned so much at a presentation I went to today. It’s not what you think it is. I thought it meant…

When your Charter School Rejects your Child based upon their IEP Needs.

When your Charter School Rejects your Child based upon their IEP Needs.

Charter Schools and IEPs-Special Education Charter Schools and IEPs or Special Education is a very misunderstood concept, even though the law is pretty clear. Some of the confusion comes from the charter schools themselves. They send a consistent message based on previous practice, and not necessarily on what is right or legal. This post about…

How to Prevent your School from Taking Away Recess as Punishment | How to Add to IEP

How to Prevent your School from Taking Away Recess as Punishment | How to Add to IEP

Taking Away Recess as Punishment ‘Can the school take away my child’s recess?’ ‘They withhold his recess as punishment!’ If you found yourself saying these things, you’re not alone. Should teachers be taking away recess as punishment? No! But, no that teachers rarely act in solace–the school principal sets the tone for the building. It’s…

How to Effectively Communicate with your IEP Team.

How to Effectively Communicate with your IEP Team.

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…

Is your Child’s IEP sufficient? How to tell, for parents.

Is your Child’s IEP sufficient? How to tell, for parents.

Fixing your Child’s IEP Plan. I get it-school IEP plans are confusing, cumbersome and overwhelming. Most parents come to me with nothing more than a gut feeling. You know something is not right, but you don’t know where to begin. Is your child’s IEP sufficient? How can you tell? With so much paperwork in front…

6 Social Stories about Valentine’s Day and Love

6 Social Stories about Valentine’s Day and Love

Valentine’s Day Social Stories I have mixed emotions about Valentine’s Day. Sure, I see the whole “fabricated holiday” thing to generate sales on candy, flowers on cards. On the other hand, a day to celebrate love and friendship isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It certainly brightens up a dreary winter! Here are some printable social…

{The Secret Revealed} How some Moms make this IEP thing look easy.

{The Secret Revealed} How some Moms make this IEP thing look easy.

How to have an easier time during the IEP. “Mrs. Lightner, we’ll add the additional hour of OT to Kevin’s plan, but I want you to know that he is the only child in the county who is receiving more than one hour per week. That’s just not our model.” YES! Success! I did it!…