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Special Education Inner Circle

Dec 29, 2019

After 20+ years of writing IEPs with parents and teachers, I’ve learned a few things...

1. You’re never going to get every goal a child needs into the IEP.
2. A child will shutdown if you stuff their day with direct instruction hour after hour.
3. A child needs time to “be a kid” in their school day. This...

Dec 11, 2019

Podcast Highlights:

IEPs vs 504s is a hot topic in special education. I'm going to go over six points, real quick, just to give you an overview so you know what questions to ask next about supports for your child at school.

The first thing that you need to know, point number one is that there is a difference...

Dec 8, 2019

Our special education laws and system are outdated and holding students back. It's time to lean in and work together, as special education teachers and special needs parents, to create an entirely new education for all students. Building an IEP for the future is critical for the success of our entire special needs...

Nov 12, 2019

Inclusion Podcast Highlights

We're going to talk today about three different things that you can do to avoid the trap of having students earn inclusion. We really do not want to approach inclusion from the standpoint of earning inclusion.  If inclusion has to be earned it really starts to give a feeling not just...

Oct 23, 2019

Facts or Feelings - How are you making IEP Decisions?

Listen in to learn the one red flag statement both parents and teachers should be aware of at the IEP table.

During this live conversation on Facebook, Catherine shared how to know when you're making a decision based on facts or feelings.

Next, special needs parents...