My son started fourth grade last week and he was lucky enough to have the same teacher he had in first grade. Since the first day of school is always hectic, I just waved to his teacher from a distance. Read the rest of this entry →
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Have you ever looked at the definition of IEP team members?
The IEP team must include, 1) the parents of the child, 2) at least one general education teacher, 3) at least one special education teacher, 4) a District Representative, 5) any instructors that have assessed your child, 6) other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child and 7) when appropriate, the child. Read the rest of this entry →
Never being asked over for a “playdate,” being picked on or bullied on the playground, acting inappropriately in the classroom, or sitting alone on a Friday night as a teenager are all scenes a parent of a child with social difficulties are likely to face. Read the rest of this entry →
Person-centered techniques respect what a child or adult is feeling. The understanding is that each one of us is the best one to ultimately know our true self and what we really want or need. Read the rest of this entry →
You are a parent…your infant suffers from reflux and eczema. He cries often, especially at night, rarely sleeping more than a few hours at a time. Read the rest of this entry →
My son was an SGA baby when he was born nine years ago. As a family, we have dealt with all the possible problems with babies who were Small for Gestational Age at birth. Read the rest of this entry →
Too many days absent not only disrupts a child’s schooling, it can be costly for parents, too. Frequent disruptions create intense stress for parents trying to juggle job and family responsibilities. Too much time out of work can result in lost wages or even worse, the loss of the job and the insurance coverage that goes with it. Read the rest of this entry →
The IEP example below is not provided in its entirety. Sections such as present levels of performance and goals have been shortened to give you a couple of examples of what you should expect to see in each section. Read the rest of this entry →
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document that is developed for each eligible child with a disability. The Part B regulations specify, at 34 CFR §§300.320-300.328, the procedures that school districts must follow to develop, review, and revise the IEP for each child. The document below sets out the IEP content that those regulations require.