Special Education Terms and Terminology | PDF | IEP Terms to Know

Special Education Terms and Terminology | PDF | IEP Terms to Know

Special Education Terms Look, since this is a monster of an article, I’ll be brief. I’ve been sitting on this for literally years–years ago someone asked if I would publish it on my site. I am just now getting around to this giant PDF list of special education terms. Not all IEP terms and acronyms…

Special Education Acronyms PDF | 35 Most Common IEP Acronym List

Special Education Acronyms PDF | 35 Most Common IEP Acronym List

Special Education Acronyms and Terms When I first started this journey, I swore that I wouldn’t do this! I swore that I would never be one of “those people.” Those people who speak in IEP and special education acronyms. Guess what? I am one. And let’s face it, acronyms exist for a reason. IEP stands…

The Secret that will have you Stop Stressing over IEP Meetings. Yes, really.

The Secret that will have you Stop Stressing over IEP Meetings. Yes, really.

How to Stop Stressing over IEP Meetings I was waiting in the lobby. Mom pulled into the parking lot, made her way towards me. “I’m so nervous!” she whispered. “Don’t be. We got this.” And we did. My mind drifted to other parents in our Facebook group who often express similar sentiments before a meeting….

35 Common IEP Meeting Questions {answered by a Special Ed Advocate!)

35 Common IEP Meeting Questions {answered by a Special Ed Advocate!)

IEP Meeting Questions Over the past decade, I have attended hundreds of IEP meetings and met with hundreds of families. And, with the large Facebook group, the other admins and I have answered literally thousands of questions about IEP meetings. Sure, the I is for Individual. Still, I see a lot of commonalities. Common IEP…

How to Request IEP Evaluations | 25 IEP Request Letter Samples

How to Request IEP Evaluations | 25 IEP Request Letter Samples

Sample Letter to Request IEP Evaluations You will definitely want to bookmark or pin this post. I have often said that one of the biggest IEP mistakes that parents make is not doing everything in writing. The worst case scenario is that you end up in a Due Process Hearing. And then, what will matter…

IEP Testing and Evaluations | What IEP Tests should I ask for?

IEP Testing and Evaluations | What IEP Tests should I ask for?

IEP 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 evaluations, IEP re-evaluations,…

IEP Advocate | Should You Hire One? Where to Find One.

IEP Advocate | Should You Hire One? Where to Find One.

IEP Advocate “$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 preschool had sent home to parents. It was a 12-week course on how to become a Special Education Advocate. It looked thorough. And, Kevin was…

IEP Goal Tracking, Simplified | IEP Goal Tracker Sheets | IEP Progress Monitoring

IEP Goal Tracking, Simplified | IEP Goal Tracker Sheets | IEP Progress Monitoring

IEP Data Tracking IEP data tracking and progress monitoring in special education is one of the most important things about an IEP. And yet tracking IEP goals is one area that I find parents cannot wrap their head around it, so it gets neglected. I am eternally grateful for admin Michelle and what she has…

What is an IEP? Explained by a Parent Advocate.

What is an IEP? Explained by a Parent Advocate.

IEP For as much time as I spending talking and teaching parents about IEPs, I don’t think I’ve ever actually explained what an IEP and FAPE is. If your child is struggling at school (and not just academics!) then perhaps someone has suggested that you pursue an IEP for your child. The IEP process itself…