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Top Ten Methods to Foster IEP Team Collaboration

March 7, 2014 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

In my opinion parents and school districts can’t collaborate because they have different agendas. School Districts are businesses that are limited by school budgets and costs. Their business is educating the masses of children in the most cost effective method possible. Parents on the other hand are only interested in educating and raising their children. Parents want the best for their children while School Districts want the cheapest cost. While I don’t believe School Districts and Parents can collaborate the good news is, I do believe Parents and School Personnel (individuals) can collaborate. Believing in collaboration between individuals is one thing, but how do you actually foster collaboration? Read the rest of this entry →

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Before the school year begins: simple ways to empower your child

August 14, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Many kids feel uneasy right about now. The new school year looms - with many unknowns. Unanswered questions can lead to anxiety - even a sense of helplessness.

Often kids' questions about school go unspoken and unanswered. They may want a new teacher to know about their interests and talents- but there's not an opportunity for them to communicate these things.

How empowering it would be if your child had a chance to ask his questions and speak his mind!

Here are some simple ideas that can make a big difference in the way your child feels about the new school year. As a bonus, these strategies help your child develop self-advocacy skills and set the stage for a positive relationship with new teachers. Read the rest of this entry →

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IEP Team Communication All Year Long

May 18, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

In the past, I have talked about the importance of parent participation in developing your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP); however, parent participation should not end on the day of the IEP meeting.  When both the school personnel and the parents understand that the path to a successful IEP starts with ongoing communication and support from the home environment, everybody wins!  I have seen resistance to this type of ongoing communication from both parents and school personnel for a variety of reasons.  What’s important to keep in mind, is finding the appropriate method to educate a child with a disability.  If it takes a village to raise a child, imagine what it takes to raise a child with a disability. Read the rest of this entry →

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