Should you keep your student at home or send them to school? How to Decide for Fall 2021.

Should you keep your student at home or send them to school? How to Decide for Fall 2021.

In-Person or Virtual Learning? Wow! I really thought and hoped that this post would only be valid for one school year. But here we are. As I am working on this post, many parents are struggling with the decision of whether or to send their kids back this fall. And, our leaders are making it…

Lockdown Losses | Recovering Lost Speech and Language Skills

Lockdown Losses | Recovering Lost Speech and Language Skills

Skills Lost or Delayed During Lockdown A recent study of over 50,000 preschoolers in England showed that current 4 and 5-year-olds are showing speech and language delays in greater numbers than before. A similar study in Los Angeles confirmed the British study. Because children did not experience the social and cognitive interactions they would have…

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IEP Assessments and Evaluations | Can they be done virtually? | REED

Virtual/Remote IEP Assessments This issue has been coming up in the Facebook Group often. I guess this pandemic is going on longer than any of us had hoped, and I can’t ignore this issue. Your school is doing virtual or online learning, and your child is due for IEP re-evaluations. What to do? There are…

What is an IRLP? Individual Remote Learning Plans, explained.
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What is an IRLP? Individual Remote Learning Plans, explained.

IRLP Individual Remote Learning Plan Yesterday a blog reader asked if I could further explain IRLP. IRLP stands for Individual Remote Learning Plan. It’s a new concept and document as a result of the pandemic. And, I am going to explain what an IRLP is, however, I do so with great hesitation. And that is…

IEP and 504 Accommodations for Online/Virtual Learning.

IEP and 504 Accommodations for Online/Virtual Learning.

Online and Virtual Learning Accommodations This came up today in our Facebook Live chat, as an OT/Sensory question. Some kids are really struggling with online distance learning, and need some accommodation ideas. Particularly those with attention, sensory, and other related issues. There are a lot of kids out there who loathe Zoom and online classes….

9 Essential Tips for Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home During COVID-19.

9 Essential Tips for Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home During COVID-19.

Will your distance learning be successful? As we face the reality of having to do long-distance learning with our children long term, parents are worried. After all, this distance learning stuff looks really different. Is it sufficient? Will my child fall behind or regress? What can I do to make sure this doesn’t happen? All…

Trick-or-Treating in the Age of COVID-19 | Free Printable Checklist

Trick-or-Treating in the Age of COVID-19 | Free Printable Checklist

COVID-19 and Halloween If there is one thing that doesn’t get canceled this Halloween season, I hope it’s trick-or-treat. It’s outdoors, everyone is already wearing a mask, so why not? Seems like we already have a lot of the boxes checked, right? If we are going to be taking our kids out trick or treating…

Back to School 2020 with an IEP | Q and A with Attorney Laura Heneghan.

Back to School 2020 with an IEP | Q and A with Attorney Laura Heneghan.

Back to School With an IEP I’m sorry that it took me almost a month to get this video trimmed, transcribed and uploaded. A lot has happened in the past 3 weeks, including my father going into hospice and passing away. During the first week of August, I did a Facebook Live event with Special…

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