4 Phrases that Create more Chaos than Cooperation in IEPs.

4 Phrases that Create more Chaos than Cooperation in IEPs.

Confusing Legal IEP Terms There are some words in the IEP process that seem to create more chaos than cooperation. And darnit parents, there are just some words that are toxic to the collaborative environment and I wish you’d stop using them. Read on…. Let me ask you, is your child’s education appropriate? What?!?! Unless…

Understanding the Emotional Disturbance IEP Category | Criteria | Accommodations | Strategies

Understanding the Emotional Disturbance IEP Category | Criteria | Accommodations | Strategies

Emotional Disturbance Emotional Disturbance Category on an IEP is one of the most misunderstood categories. In my professional opinion, it is one of the most overused and abused categories. I find that school staff often look to address Emotional Disturbance Disability with the mindset of “won’t” rather than “can’t.” Or, slap the ED label on…

Does my child have to ride the Special Ed Bus to get Transportation on our IEP/504?

Does my child have to ride the Special Ed Bus to get Transportation on our IEP/504?

Special Education Transportation “It’s the bus. It’s always the bus!” My former supervisor used to say that so often. So many issues around a school bus ride. Lots of kids, no seatbelts, unstructured time, no one watching them (because we want the driver watching the road, right?). And it goes on. This post is long…

IEP Cover Page | Double-Check This Item on the Front Page of your Child’s IEP.

IEP Cover Page | Double-Check This Item on the Front Page of your Child’s IEP.

IEP Cover Page Imagine for a moment that you are a teacher and it’s the first day of class. Every child is wearing a baseball cap. On the front of each hat is a phrase or two, such as: “has a lisp,” “allergic to peanuts,” “loves to read,” and you see one that says, “emotionally…

ABA Therapy in Public Schools | How to Get ABA Therapy in your IEP.

ABA Therapy in Public Schools | How to Get ABA Therapy in your IEP.

ABA Therapy in Schools “I want my child in an ABA program.” ABA therapies are very popular (and controversial). Many parents want their child in an ABA Therapy Program at school or to receive ABA therapy during school hours. It took us over a year to get my child into an ABA therapy program at…