LRE Least Restrictive Environment Students must be educated in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent possible, and cannot use budget issues as an excuse not to do it. From Ed.Gov/IDEA Many parents are unaware of this right or principle of special education. I often say that most parents come to me with nothing […]
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Please note that I have categorized this information into several subsets. Hopefully that makes it easier for you to navigate
- IEP Goal Information, Lists of IEP Goal Suggestions, Lists of IEP and 504 Accommodations.
- Section 504 Plans
- IEP Meeting Information and Advice/Tips
- Understanding the different components and sections of an IEP.
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IEP Transition Planning IEP Transition Planning is probably the most important time in a student’s IEP life. Yet it is the section of the IEP that I see inadequate and downright botched most of the time. For example, I once had a client, and her entire transition section of her IEP had one sentence. “She […]
Math IEP Goals I will never forget this one day when Kevin was a preschooler. We had an IEP meeting, and one of his proposed goals was to be able to visualize and identify what 2 of something looks like, or what 3 of something looks like. That same day, my younger son came up […]
How to Write IEP Goals. IEP goals are the future. IEP Present Levels is where the child is now; goals are where we want them to be. Writing IEP goals, while based on data, is part art, part science. It’s also something I find that many educators are not prepared for or trained in. Colleges […]
When your child refuses to do Zoom classes. This came up today in our Facebook Live chat, as an OT/Sensory question. But I felt that it warranted its own post and list of solutions. Some kids are really struggling with online/zoom type learning, particularly those with attention, sensory and other related issues. There are a […]
IEP Regression and Distance Learning Regression is one of our biggest fears as parents. Our kids are already behind their peers and we work so hard to help them close the gap. So it’s incredibly disheartening to witness regression. I did a Facebook Live today with Dr. Monica McHale, President of the Learning Disabilities Association […]