Learn Your Special Education Laws, Special Education Rights, and Share IEP Goal Ideas

Jul 08
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by Dennise Goldberg

For those of you that don’t know, I have started hosting a monthly tweet chat on Twitter via the Coffee Klatch.  This tweet chat will run the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am EST to 10:00 am EST.  The topics will be Special Education, IEP and Special Needs related. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter and Tweet Chats About.com define it as:

A Twitter tweet chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a predefined hashtag to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation.

Formal Twitter tweet chats are arranged in advance and occur at a specific time. They may include a formal agenda with a specific leader or “speaker”, or they might involve a free flowing discussion between all participants.

In the case of the Coffee Klatch the predefined hashtag is #TCK.  To participate in my tweet chats all you have to do is sign up for Twitter and start following #TCK on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am EST.  To participate in all of the other wonderful Coffee Klatch tweet chats please visit their website for the schedule at www.TheCoffeeKlatch.com

Now on to the fun part, I need your help.  Help me choose my tweet chat topics and join Special Education Advisor for free and you can win a copy of the IEP Success Kit.  All you need to do is:

  1. Join Special Education Advisor here for free; and
  2. Post a comment below with your suggestion for my tweet chat topic.

If I choose your topic and you are a member of Special Education Advisor I will send you a free IEP Success Kit.  I will even pay the postage and handling, it’s absolutely free.  I will choose up to five winners based on how many responses we receive by July 31, 2011. 

I look forward to your suggestions.

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11 Responses to “Choose my Coffee Klatch Tweet Chat Topics and Win!”

  1. Tactfully dealing with issues that arise with our special needs kids, Talking about hearing loss in children and how the IEP plays in that along with how schools can accomidate with that. Also teaching people to accept differences in others not just physical differences like craniofacial or a wheelchair etc. but the unseen differences too.

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  2. I’d love discussion of ways to nurture budding self-advocacy skills in middle and high school special needs with special attention to counteracting verbal bullying by fellow students as well as overcoming the often-unintended intimidation of adults who do not listen well because the adults believe they already know what is best for these students. Any ideas for helping students develop assertive skills to stand up for themselves and be heard, would be fantastic.

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  3. It would be good to talk about how to create independent learning and how to enable the students to assess their own needs and how far they have travelled along the way.

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  4. How about the topic of what to do as your child is getting ready to exit high school? My son is not ready to live independently and I have heard that once he turns 18 , all the decisions become his. He is academically capable, (with the exception of his written and speaking skills) but has severe social, self-help, writing, and communication deficits. He dislikes being perceived as different and has no desire to have an IEP or 504 plan. Is there anything we can do to help him through this stage? He wants to go to college, but I don’t know how to help him get the help he needs to successfully pass the written part of the college entrance exams, and what steps to take so that we retain the ability to make the financial and other decisions for him, until he is able to make those decisions for himself.

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  5. These are all great, It’s going to be hard to make a decision. There is still two weeks to enter so keep providing ideas.

    Thanks

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  6. I think it would be great to talk about how to work with regular educators who may not be specil ed friendly. For example, they may not implement accommodations/modifications because they feel it is giving the student an advantage, or they are just plain hard to deal with.

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  7. How full inclusion affects students that are years below grade level.

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  8. Behavior Support and Response to Intervention: A Systemic Approach to Meeting the Social/Emotional Needs of Students

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  9. How to leave your emotions at the door of an IEP meeting so you can get the best results for your child. The impact of fathers actively participating in their special needs child’s life. How to convince a school district that is 5 years behind in technology to integrate iPads into your child’s IEP.

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  10. Parents Checklist for Maximizing Your Special Needs Child’s Independence in the Special Education Environment..

    This could cover communication with Para Educators , Teachers, Administration, Tools & Tips, Supervision, Self Esteem, Extra Curricular- It could be a conversation that all participate in etc.

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  11. And the winners are:

    Cindy Kennedy and Aaron Devries

    I will be using Cindy’s suggestions for this Tuesday’s Tweetchat with regard to Self-Advocacy and for next months tweetchat I will be using Aaron’s topic regarding emotions in an IEP and the Father’s involvement.

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