Life Skills I really hate the term life skills. I mean, after all, we ALL need life skills. It’s just that what each person needs to be taught varies greatly. But, if you child has an IEP, and depending on their skill set, a “life skills classroom” or “life skills curriculum” may have been suggested […]
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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.
Use the search bar up top to answer your specific IEP questions. But also, here is some of the most popular and helpful information.
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! […]
IEP Mom “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt (supposedly) History (and Google Analytics) tells me that if you are reading this post, there’s a greater than 96% chance that you are an IEP Mom. Hey, we have to stick together, right? So do the school staff on your child’s […]
Special Education and IEP Advocates “$2000?!?!” my husband exclaimed. “Do we really need this for him?” “Become an IEP/Special Education Advocate!” the flyer said. We were looking at a brochure that my son’s school had sent home to parents. It was a 12-week course on how to become a Special Education Advocate. It looked thorough. […]
Special Education Placement Not only is IEP placement one of the most debated topics among parents, it’s also one of the most contentious issues you will have with your school district. So what are the placement options for learning disabled students? How do I get my child into a private placement? IEP placement is one […]
IEP Evaluations and IEP Re-Evaluations Different variations of questions come up about IEP evaluations all the time. Parents are unclear about timelines, what tests to ask for and sometimes get confused with the IEP re-evaluation process. As a result, after 8 years of this blog, at one point I had a dozen posts about IEP […]